|All the colors of the rainbow, all pics from the farm|
We also had a visitor on the back patio at the farm house. I don't mind the non poisonous snakes, so long as they don't sneak up on me.
Harvested this week: Strawberries, Chard, Kale, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Shelling Peas, Spinach, Beets, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Turnips, Radishes, Watermelon Radishes, Choi, Broccoli Raabe, Microgreens (Sweet Corn), Arugula, and Mint.
|Lettuces and Greens Galore|
|Snow Peas and Sugar Snaps|
|Butterhead, Green Bibb, Romain, and Red Sails Lettuce|
|The first of the Zucchini!!!!|
Production and Distribution
Here's a peak at our new washing station in the barn. It got a good cleaning this week and is in full swing for lots of summer harvesting, cleaning and packing.
I delivered twice this week which will probably continue through the summer. There is a lot of food to go around. Here I am dropping off peas, turnips, lettuce, beets and watermelon radishes to The Pig.
Cultivation and Maintenance
We did A LOT of weeding this week. I am actually going to be away next week so I wanted to get the farm in as a good a shape as I could knowing that nothing will stop growing just because I am away, that includes the weeds. While I was at it I saw lots of life happening. The Squash, Zucchini and Cucumbers are in full bloom and buzzing with pollinators.
|Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on the Dill|
|Lady Bug on the Chard|
The melons I planted last week are sprouting and seem happy in their new home in the orchard. I also planted a second succession of Green Beans, Squash and Zucchini on Sunday. Those should hopefully be coming up when I get back in a week. Luckily we had lots of rain and will be getting some more while I'm gone so the ground should stay warm and moist to help them germinate.
|Sugar Baby Watermelon Sprouting|
I got to have Brunch at Commissary this week where I enjoyed a few delicious dishes from the farm. Chef Ben makes a killer blueberry muffin which is perfectly complemented with Strawberry jam from our farm's berries.
I also really liked the sauteed spinach which he serves as a daily vegetable.
|Sauteed Farm Spinach|
|Radishes and butter at Commissary. Simple and Awesome.|
|Strawberry Tarts at The Heights. These look amazing.|
|Can you find the Puddy?|
|Rainy Day Puddy|