Greetings from the farm! I didn't write the weekly email yesterday because we were pulling in all those potatoes! The yield actually looks good, much to our complete surprise. Potatoes like lots of water right when they are flowering, and ours got zero during that time - that was that long stretch of really hot dry weather during July and early August. So, we didn't have high hopes. But lo and behold - I came out after Paul had been digging for awhile and the ground was full of them. We got in about a quarter of them before dark last night - about 3000 pounds! We'll start giving them out in a couple of weeks.
Please note at the bottom of this email there is an invite to the 2011 Farmer's Ball!
carrots, beets, onions, cabbage, BROCCOLI - EAT IT UP, cauliflower, zucchini, peppers, hot peppers, pac choi, head lettuce, spinach, tomatoes - these are on their way out - its getting cold, kale, chard, escarole,
tomatillos, green beans - new patch, RASPBERRIES - THESE ARE AWESOME, dill/cilantro - new patch, edemame, basil - looking fantastic, pesto time, hot peppers (2 locations), flowers
To mention it another way -raspberries are now unlimited.
2011 Farmer's Ball:
Sat. Sept 24th, at the IFM, 5:30 p.m. on. Potluck - show off your cookin'!
Live auction is back - 7 p.m. - w. the focus on produce, CSA shares and livestock, but we won't turn away awesome stuff -
Evil City Stringband - 8 p.m.
Tiohero Boat Tours will be boating folks up and down the inlet from 2-10 p.m., with the final run dropping farmers ball revelers at Castaways for the Rhiner Fest Speakeasy.