Farm update: hoping for more rain (we just got drizzle) – the greens have done remarkably well despite several weeks without rain (lots! of irrigation), but we need to do some field prepping for garlic and onions and early spring crops as well as cover-cropping that we have been unable to do because the ground has been too hard!; we started milking Flor the goat for the first time this week – she hates it (can’t say I blame her) but it is the most rich and creamy goat’s milk I have ever seen; we harvested all the popcorn this morning before the drizzle (it looks like a pretty good crop); most of the beans are clean; tomatoes and summer squash will probably fizzle over the next couple of weeks as greens and other fall veggies take their place; we are sorting garlic this week so there won’t be any in your shares – once we get a count on largest cloves, we may hand out small bulbs/cloves that are left; there are feathers everywhere as the Delaware hens are molting – only one egg today :(.
This week’s share is overflowing: scallions, radishes, lettuce (really large heads), arugula, mesclun mix, choice of green (kale, chard, maybe collards), bok choy (looks like maybe 3-4 weeks of fall bok choy), summer squash, green peppers, red peppers (all red peppers are sweet!), jalapenos, eggplant (Asian and Italian), green beans (in quantity again), okra, potatoes for T/W shares (Sat we will hand out in two weeks to make up for last weekend’s lack…maybe butternut squash for you), and a few tomatoes. There wasn’t space in today’s share for winter squash. We will hand it out as soon as there is space.