Notes from the Farm – 7/23/18:
Late last week we started seeing the first blushes of red, orange, pink and purple on the tomatoes in our high tunnel. We’ll have a few tomatoes to enjoy for sure this week, and hope to have a steady harvest of tomatoes in the weeks ahead. Note that some tomatoes you receive may be a little green or under-ripe. Particularly with the heirloom typetomatoes we grow, we find it best to harvest them with some color, but not fully ripe, so that when you take them home they are not bursting at the seams and will last longer for you. Keep any under-ripe tomatoes on the counter top, out of direct sunlight, until the gain full color or you are ready to use them. Ripe tomatoes can be kept in the refrigerator to keep them from getting over-ripe and going bad.
Cherry tomatoes are also beginning to ripen in the U-Pick area, so you should be able to enjoy some this week if the thunderstorms hold off for us.
Also this week we have our first onions of the season, plus more beets, cucumbers, squash, and perhaps the last bits of kale, broccoli and cabbage until cooler conditions return later in the season.
Farmer Steve and our Farmers: Alyssa, Dan, Kayla, Chloe, Jenn, Becca, Michaela
In This Week’s Distribution
Our Harvest: Tomatoes, Onions, Beets, Zucchini and Summer Squash, Cucumber, Lettuce, Kale or Chard, Broccoli or Cabbage
U-Pick: Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans, Herbs – dill, cilantro, basil, tulsi
Fruit Option: Blueberries