Today is the Wednesday edition! Join us out front on Ridgewood Road between 3 and 6 for your fresh fix! Please read to the end for a couple of crop updates.
1 Swiss chard $4 per bag
Slicing tomatoes $1 each
San Marzano tomatoes 6/$2
6 Cherry/Yellow pear tomatoes $3/lb, $1.50/half lb (1 1/2# of red and 1# of all yellow pears today)
Sweet Peppers (bell, Carmen, banana in several colors) .50 – .75 each
Hot Peppers (Serrano and jalapeno) .25 each
Mini sweet peppers $2.50 per colorful basket
Cucumbers .50 each or 6/$2.50
Zucchini .75 each
Yellow squash .75 each
Fresh herbs (basil, Italian parsley, lemon balm, rosemary, sage) .50 – $1per variety
Cut flowers $1 or $5 and some $1 sunflower stems
You may have noticed that the small slicing tomatoes have been absent or in reduced numbers lately, and that’s because those plants are an early variety that give us in tomatoes while we wait for the larger ones to mature. These plants are finishing, with just a few remaining.
Zucchini and yellow squash have been fading fast, too. And there wasn’t a bed available to do another seeding. With the number of days it takes to mature and the high insect pressure right now, I’ve decided not to reseed either of these crops.
Broccoli is finishing and about seventy five percent have been pulled from the garden. I’ll pick the last small harvest and then pull the rest this weekend. A couple of spots will be refreshed and seeded with the mini broccoli for a later crop. These two varieties have given us more broccoli than we’ve had in the past, and I’ll continue to refine growing and management to keep improving harvests.
Tomatoes continue to mature and ripen, and canning tomatoes have been going out to customers since the last weekend in July. If you want bulk tomatoes (5 pounds or more) for canning or freezing, please get in touch! Just know that all good things do come to an end; including tomatoes. They will begin slowing in the next couple of weeks as the days get shorter and nighttime temperatures drop.
Carrots are getting close to maturity and there will be some random beets coming, too. The birds have become a nuisance this year by plucking carrot and beet seedlings out! We wait a couple of weeks and see nice germination and growth and *pluck* the next day, the birds have pulled most of them out and left the little plants to dry in the sun. To combat this, they’ve been planted all over the place (near tomatoes, by peppers, in a bed with netting) and we’ll see some crops come around again soon. Critters!
Thanks for your continued support and for reading to the end today 🙂