Week One of Fall Shares

We have begun!

Fall shares last eight weeks. We strive to have a different winter squash each week. We cure these a few weeks before putting them in your baskets so they have the highest sugar content making them richer tasting. So eat up or save for a later time in the fall.

This week is a transition week in the gardens, so this means there is some variances from basket to basket ~ not all baskets are the same. The difference is; sweet salad turnips, beets or beans. First come first serve. Also we have extra peppers and summer squash you are welcome to take from the basket as you come in the door.

Bad and sad peach crop for us this year. While we were excited for how abundant the peaches were and we provided extra care, the fruit beetles were even more excited for our labors. They devoured anything that had the slightest color. We are hoping for the later Fairtime Peaches to be successful. So needless to say, there are very few peaches in your basket this week.

If you have a need for culinary herbs, we will be happy to cut what you need for your weeks meal prep. Just let us know, and we’ll happily gather it up for you when you arrive (providing it is growing).

This weeks baskets~

Peaches (few)

Asian pears

Apples

Bay leaves (can be dried for later soups and dishes)

Butternut squash

Kale

Bell peppers

Anaheim peppers

Walla Walla onion

Eggplant

Beans, beets, or hakurei turnip

Plus extras of your choice

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Week Ten (last week) of Summer Shares

TEN WEEKS? Already? I kept counting back because I am in awe at how fast summer flow by! Don’t forget, Fall Shares begin August 30th, giving us a two week break.

We want to thank you for your support and for your friendship!

Here’s the run down of this weeks share;

Cantaloupe

Onions

White peaches – these are the ones with a green hue. Give a little time to ripen.

Yellow peaches

Black Mission Figs

Sweet Bell Pepper

Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Spanish Roja Garlic

Zucchini & Yellow Squash

Beets

Cut Flowers

Week Nine of Summer Shares

Summer shares are almost to a close. One more week to go after this weeks share, ending on August 9th. We take a two week break, giving us time to regroup and begin Fall Shares August 30th.

Every year we have something that challenges us. This year is the Japanese Beetle attacking the fruit before it ripens. We have always had issues of these pests moving in but this year is the worst yet. We are building traps to help control them, but meanwhile we are picking our peaches before they destroy them. Oh, there is always some kind of a challenge!

This weeks basket:

Onions

Tomatoes

Beans or carrots

Peaches

Figs

Basil

Cherry tomatoes

Zucchini and summer squash

Tomatillos

Microgreens

Satsuma plums

Peppers

Also! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! We need baskets returned. For our Fall Shares we absolutely will no longer allow any baskets to leave the farm. If you forget to bring a basket we do have boxes in the old Chevy pickup you are welcome to use instead. We have purchased over 25 NEW baskets this year alone and still find ourselves scrambling each week to find something to put the produce in. Thanks so much for you help!