The crop of the week is Watermelon! They are small and super sweet. Other items include beets, arugala, onions, leeks, lettuce, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, and basil.
To those who signed up for the apple/peach Fruit Share, I'm sorry about the slow, inconsistent start. The share quantities have increased for this week. Just like with vegetable growing, the harvest begins as a trickle, then all of a sudden there is too much, then all of a sudden it's over. Anybody who has ever grown zucchini has probably experienced a similar "feast or famine" situation. I really don't know how some farmers actually maintain their sanity.
We dont have any new farm pictures this week....it's has been too wet to bring out our camera's. We've got almost 7" in 10 days! Before all this rain started last weekend, we'd received less than 1" in 5 weeks!!!!
Each crop responds differently to these inconsistent weather patterns. We time our plantings to ensure that you receive a variety of crops each week of the season. We take pride in maintaining our harvest schedule regardless of the weather, but there are always things beyond our control. Mixed vegetable farming in New England is exciting!
We are now half way through the season. Thanks for sharing in First Light Farm's harvest. It is much more meaningful for us to grow crops for people who have made a commitment to our farm. We are (still)compelled and inspired to do our best for members like you, who place their support and trust in us.