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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy 4th from our Nation's Capital!

Addressing concerns that I do not appear in
the blog very often. Here is a peaceful summer farmer. 


In the harvest bins this week: Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Heirloom Beans, Peas, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Kale, Green Beans, Red Ace Beets, Carrots, Rainbow Carrots, Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Purslane, Green Onions, Rainbow Chard
Summer Squash: Tromboncino, Gold Bush, Benning's Green, Zephyr

Heirloom Beans, Marvel of Venice

Heirloom Beans, Louisiane Purple

Heirloom Beans, Northeaster

Sunflower, Zinnia and Wildflowers

Yaya Carrots

Rainbow Carrots

Green Onions

More Lovely Flowers

Production and Cultivation

Teddy Bear Pumpkins coming along

Letting the rain wash the carrots for me

Got some much needed rain this week

Mexican Sour Gherkins

Here is an update on the leaning and lowering of the tomatoes for Brianna. The tomato vines keep growing up and up. On Tuesdays after deliveries I have 'Tomato Tuesday' where I spend a few hours pulling off suckers and trellising. In the field tomatoes I add another line on the Florida weave and in the high tunnel I add another clip to keep them growing up the string. The German Johnson variety is the tallest and fastest growing so far and should reach the bamboo supports within a week. We have lots of big beautiful green heirlooms and are just waiting for them to start coloring up. 

German Johnson is almost touching the roof

Green tomatoes
Heirlooms coming soon!

Snow Peas on old deer fence trellis

Nature's Fireworks, Dill Flowers

Eating Well

Here are two most recent tasting menus at The Pig .

I got to eat at The Pig this week with family and we LOVED what Chef Bonk did with our Beets and Zucchini!

Beets with a black raspberry reduction

cold Zucchini soup, somehow vegan and creamy

Puddy Time

Puddy stayed home a few days this week because it was really hot. Then we had company and she wanted to stay home with them. 

Puddy keeping cool at home

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