Farm Update 07-09-20

Hi all. This week’s update will be on the shorter side, as there’s not a whole lot different going on right now.

The growing season is very strange, as most people who have gardens noticed. Other farmers throughout the country are dealing with similar issues, and it’s causing some rather odd availability issues and price fluctuations. Still, while I’m doing my best to keep things on track, I do have to note that Local Corn is still not available at the wholesale market yet.

Among other issues, Local Lettuce became temporarily unavailable, though my own should be plentiful enough to at least get us through this weekend. It will be a bit hit or miss after that though, as I’m having many of the same problems. My own Cucumbers and Zucchini are coming along, but will still likely not be big enough to harvest this week. And I may have a small amount of my own String Beans from plants I grew out in the greenhouses.

I was able to get a couple of new items for this week – Midnight Black Seedless Grapes and Haas Avocados. Additionally, I was able to get Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries, plus Peaches (no Jersey ones yet, but these are still quite good).

There were some new additions to the farm. The first of three batches of meat birds arrived on Tuesday. They’re tubby little buggers, who seem to eat continuously. I will be starting a list next week for people who would like to lock in advance order chickens. They will also be available for purchase at the stand with advance notice.

The laying chickens are doing well and are producing a good range of egg sizes. Sales have been brisk, so if there is a specific size you are looking for, then Friday is the day to check for them.

I think that’s about it for this week’s update. I want to thank all those who have come by, as your support of the farm is greatly appreciated. I also would like to add, for those who I normally see each summer but are now stuck in other parts of the US, your presence is missed, and I hope you are all doing well. Have a great week.