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Monday, July 29, 2013

EatWell Natural Farm Week 19

This week's restaurant visit was from The Heights. I wasn't able to take pictures but I swear it happened. They helped pick cucumbers and learned a thing or two about what goes into growing real good food. 


Cucumbers and Tomatoes are in full swing. Zucchini and Squash are slowing down but still need to be picked every few days. 
50.6lb of Cucumbers.


90lbs of Tomatoes

Volunteer Chris harvesting Sungolds and snacking
as he goes

Cherry Tomato Bounty

Production and Distribution

Delivery to Grillfish

Delivery to The Pig

We hosted a different kind of production at the farm this week. Chris here is a local sound designer for the theatre. He came out Wednesday to volunteer and loved the sound of the farm so much he came back on Sunday to record it and do a little more work. The birds, crickets, breeze and Bees of EatWell Natural Farm may appear on a stage near you in the future. 

We really do have a lovely soundscape

Chris was most excited about recording the bees

Cultivation and Maintenance

Sugar Baby Watermelon

The rain we were so inundated with has fallen off the map. This whole week the showers have missed us or been only a drizzle. So, I've been irrigating. Things like these Watermelons and Cantaloupe need the water to fill out. 

Snow Leopard Cantaloupe

Vine Bore Damage
Some of our Squash and Zucchini have fallen victim to vine bores. They are the caterpillar of a stout dark grey moth with hairy red hind legs. They lay eggs on the vine. When the eggs hatch the larvae burrow into the vine at soil level and eat it from the inside. You don't know this has happened until you see the whole plant wilt at once. By then it is usually too late to save it. 

I had another great volunteer this weekend. Suzi helped harvest and weed and we put this row cover over two rows of newly seeded brassicas to keep out pests.


Finally got some more planting done this week. Chris helped me plant some Arugula, Kale, Lettuce, Chard and Beets. Thanks Chris!

Eating Well

Vichyssoise from Commissary

Rockfish and Squash and Zucchini
At Logan Tavern

Grilled Carrots and Zucchini along with Sauteed Green Beans
at my house

Chef Ramos made me a special veggie sandwich at The Heights
Grilled Squash and Zucchini with our tomatoes and Cucumbers.

Kellog's Breakfast and Gary O'Sena Tomatoes,
I converted two "I hate tomatoes" this week

Puddy Time

Helpin harvest Chard

Duck hunting anyone?
Come back any time Suzi!

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