It was a fun and productive week with amazing weather. Saturday I went to the Charles County Fair and met a few local farmers and saw the prize winning pumpkin...
|Charles County's blue ribbon pumpkin|
Then last weekend I attended the Mother Earth News Fair where among lots of other things I got to sample a few tomato varieties and found some that I would like to try next year.
|Tomato Varieties at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange|
In the harvest bins this week: Romaine and Red Sails Lettuce, Red Ace and Guardsmark Beets, Watermelon Radishes, Basil, Purslane, Lemon Grass, Arugula, Rainbow Chard, Green Beans, a handful of tomatoes, Red Russian Kale, and Tomatillos.
|Red Ace Beets and Red Sails Lettuce|
|Sweet Thai Basil and Purple Basil|
Production and Distribution
|Watermelon Radishes get bunched and washed outside|
|Lemon Grass gets peeled and the tops cut off|
|Purslane gets rinsed and drips dry|
|Purslane and Lemon Grass ready to go|
Cultivation and Maintenance
|Red Sails Lettuce and Purslane|
Weeding, weeding, weeding... Although Purslane is technically a weed I have been weeding around it to let it grow so that I can harvest it for Chef Del at Logan Tavern.
It was a pretty dry week so I had to irrigate the new plantings and transplants.
I am getting a new field started for next year and our neighbor came by and plowed it for me this week.
|New field just plowed|
|Another angle of the new field|
|Savory and delicious Shrimp & Scallops over wild mushroom risotto w/ Eatwell farm heirloom tomatoes at Grillfish|
|Tilford spent some time with us at the farm|
|This is how they ride in the truck to work|
|Baby Alpaca at Mother Earth|