Today is our last week for the summer CSA shares and we can’t thank you enough for supporting us through this crazy 2020 summer.
If you have a 2020 fall share it will begin next Thursday, no break in between.
Last hurrah for summer baskets comes with
Please be sure to return any baskets or berry containers you make have so we can sanitize them and use them again for the next shares.
Extras! With the excessive heat the past week we ended up with a lot of split, sun scalded and well… not so pretty peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. They will still be great to cook, make salsa or whatever. We have a large basket full for your taking.
White peaches are on! We handle these delicate peaches so carefully because they bruise easily. Please please please handle them with as much love as we have! The color is not like regular peaches. They have a slight green yellow hue. They are ripe. Eat right away as they do not keep.
This year fruit ripening and production has been a little different. We didn’t have the apricots that we usually do in an over abundance, but PLUMS, as you know have been very abundant. Remember, plums can be used in cobblers, pies, smoothies and even chutney.
Birds are crazy for the grapes. We hope they will share something this year!
Figs have been here and there, but looks like the crop coming will be good. We have talked to several fig growers here in the valley that are experiencing the same thing. Fig trees died back more then normal and got a late start because of it. This is more than likely due to the very early, unexpected hard freeze we had in Mid-October. The fig trees never had a chance to adjust to cooler weather, which helps the sap store in the roots for winter.
White peaches should be on in the next week or two, followed by Queen and Early Elberta, and others.
So, all that being said, while this year is very different for fruit, other crops are great such as tomatoes. Farming/gardening is definitely very different from year to year and we NEVER know what to expect.
Oh! that little drizzle of rain we had was just heavenly both in smell and feeling. Although it sure made it incredibly humid when I was out picking green beans in the garden! I really hope we get more really soon though
For shares this week it we have made the (almost) ultimate salsa basket