Week 5: July 18

Greetings on a sweltering afternoon from the farm. In the cool morning, our garden team of four harvested the following for your boxes:

  • basil
  • ruffled kale
  • collards
  • kohlrabi
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • young leeks
  • zucchini
  • cucumbers

Full share folks will also see (taste!) peppers

We'll be focusing on weeding this week as the forces of growth catapault everything green into high gear indiscriminately. Working to tame the weeds is a constant when you're gardening organically. There are no quick or foolproof solutions. We work with our hands and hand tools to liberate the plants from weeds that can rob them of the light and soil nutrients they require for optimal growth.

What a pleasure to share the garden with participants in the Art of Curiosity Romp & Retreat with Uncle Bear Klein. The Folk School hosted this residential weekend retreat that featured foods sourced from the garden and a curiosity practice that included gathering raw produce and cooking a meal together on Sunday. See more about from this engaging facilitator whom we are planning to welcome back periodically for more workshops. Visit Uncle Bear's Rodeo on You Tube for some inspiration.

130 people came through to visit the farm on the Co-op Farm Tour on Saturday! We welcome you all to make arrangements to come visit the garden (and pick a few weeds), animals and hiking trails replete with waterfall and spring!

Thank you for being with us for this year's CSA season. It's because of you that we do what we love tending the garden and stewarding this incredibly rich and generous piece of land.