Farm Update 07-08-21

I hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend, and got a chance to see at least one of the many fireworks displays. There sure were a lot going off around here that I got a bit of chance to see as I was finishing up my work that day.

Around the farm work continues to progress. Additional fieldwork has been the priority due to what now seems like a never-ending cycle of intermittent thunderstorms. As I’ve said, I don’t really mind working in the rain, but lightning is a different story. The crops in the field are coming along, but it will still be a bit before they’re ready. I will have Lettuce from the greenhouse and will soon be swapping one of them over to growing things like Cucumbers and some Peppers, just in case the weather remains an issue over the remainder of the summer.

This week I’ve got a bunch fresh Whole Chicken available, along with some frozen. The chickens available run in sizes from mid-3s to near 7 pounds. After this week, it will be at least 2 weeks before I have chickens to process for fresh ones, so get them while you can.

The laying hens are doing much better after the long heat wave passed. Production and sizes are all pretty much back to normal, and the ladies are back to their usual mischievous ways.

As those of you who have been to the stand noticed, I am now bringing in a good bit of fruit. This seems to be a popular thing, so I will continue to search out the nicest, and local when I can get it, fruit that I think will be appealing. There are two new types this week – Black Plums, and Bing Cherries. Unfortunately, it looks like when I got them last week it was right in the middle of picking and now Local Cherries are already done. Local orchards may still have them, but they are not available in the market. So if you are determined to have local ones, you’ll need to contact the orchards and U-pick places nearby.

Local Strawberries are also now finished, and as was talked about, shipping issues have delayed the berries from Canada, so there won’t be Strawberries this week. There are Local Raspberries and I also got a fair amount of nice looking Blueberries.

Local Sweet Corn was at the market this week, so I grabbed some. It is still a little early, but quickly coming into peak season, and should be around for a while.

I think that’s about it for the news this week. Hope you all have a great day. Thanks again for supporting the farm.