After what seems like forever, I finally saw some sun today, and it was wonderful. With all this rain we've barely gotten into the fields over the past week and a half and that is torture when you want to be farming. Weeds can amazingly continue to grow with very little sunlight while our tender cultivated varieties of vegetables seem frozen in time. But don't fear, even with just these few hours of sunshine this afternoon I could see the tomatoes growing taller.
Above is the broccoli raab, I was disappointed when it flowered, but happy to find out that the blossoms are delicious and it serves as a great habitat for our bees, insects that are essential to many of our crops.
Hi everyone, So much has been happening down here at the farm. June is the month where you wish there were more hours in each day. Yesterday we seeded all of our winter squash(a few thousand row feet), planted 800 eggplant and a couple hundred tomato plants. We've been irrigating almost daily and wishing for warm nights. And so far everything looks good.
In twelve days harvest season will begin and continue through October. The first distribution will be on Tuesday, June 16th. So that is Beverly folks, Cell Signaling and Ebsco. Valley View pick-up in Topsfield begins Thursday, June 18th. And the Coastal Greengrocer in Ipswich, and the Waterline Center in Essex will start on Saturday the 20th. Can't wait to meet everyone!!