Farm Notes The beginnings of the warm weather crops like corn, hot peppers and eggplants are appearing in the farmstand. Wheat and rye harvests took place late last week despite the crazy storms on Wednesday. The guys used the combine to harvest the rye and the horse-drawn reaper/binder for the wheat. Cat made a video of Thursday’s rye harvest. The rye will be turned into Trukenbrod bread on Monday. We are looking forward to some delicious sandwiches on Tuesday!
Your farm share this week…
- green or yellow beans
A view from the farm
Rye harvested on Thursday
Farmstand Hightlights Blueberries, eggplant, carrots, corn, green or yellow beans, hot peppers, & carrots. Maple Blueberry Jam and Basil Walnut Pesto from the kitchen!
DIY We sell an awesome little book in the farmstand called Grow Your Own Food Made Easy. It’s one of Cat’s favorite books especially good for beginning gardeners. It covers the basics of nearly everything Cat teaches in her gardening classes even including composting, insect ID, and understanding cover crops. All this in less than 70 pages, and it’s only 7 bucks!
Keep it Growing! Cat and Megan will show you how to fill the empty spaces with fall crops, re-energize existing growth, and take the mystery out of cover crops in the last garden class of the summer, Extend! Cover Crops, Fall Crops, and Season Extension July 28, Saturday 10:30 am -12:30 pm $20/person. Register now!
Farm Bill 2012 The 2012 Farm Bill is a necessary piece of legislation. It is also confusing, very long, and full of problematic riders. We wrote up a Farm Note entitled The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing: the 2012 Farm Bill.
[ July 18, 2012 ]