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CSA 2021 – Week 12

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What’s in the box?

Green peppers, blackberries, salad greens, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, green beans, garlic.

Our pepper plants are hanging heavy with fruit, though the plants themselves are smaller this year. We will start to pick them now as green peppers. Within the next few weeks they will begin to turn colour (a few already are) – orange, yellow and red.

Blackberry harvest is in full swing and a lot of our time & energy is going into picking them. It’s a good thing they are a pleasant berry to pick. Not as much bending involved as strawberries, and no prickles or thorns like raspberries – almost everyone enjoys picking blackberries!

We keep planting various salad greens and despite the extreme heat last week, most of them are doing well. The shade cloth we put over the lettuce is really helping to keep them alive and even thrive. Find a bag of greens in your box again this week – probably a salad mix with lettuce, arugula, mustard, mizuna …

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Around the farm this week…

Last week’s heat pushed the next sunflowers ahead and most of them were ready to harvest on the weekend instead of throughout this week. The result is 2 long rows of flowers that we mostly can’t pick because they won’t last until Saturday. So we probably won’t have many sunflowers at market this week – but they sure are pretty now!
The weeds are gaining ground (literally) this time of year.
Someone loves golf cart rides – on the roof!

One thought on “CSA 2021 – Week 12

  1. Picturesque, nutritious and delicious…..hms

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