Farm Update 07-28-22

So, based on the current forecast, it looks like we’re going to be seeing a bunch of thunderstorms. Let’s hope there won’t be too many storms, so I can continue with the fieldwork, and when necessary, spray the field.

There will be Fresh Chickens (whole and half) available this week, and then a few next week before a delay until the next batch are big enough. And yes, I will be keeping my schedule a little more open just in case the next batch grow as quickly as these did. The next round of Broiler Chicken will be arriving on the farm on August 1st.

As was hoped, the change in feed for the Laying Chickens has worked, and they are producing a good number more XL-sized eggs, although interestingly there are almost no Jumbo.

Crops in the field are doing well so far, and the weeds are, of course, outpacing all of them. Peppers and Eggplant have begun to set flowers, and while it will be a week or two before any can be picked, they are at least that far along. The Tomato plants have set quite a few fruit, and will need to be fully trellised in the next week (hopefully the forecast thunderstorms hold off). The next round of Radish should be just about ready for this week, but I’m not going to promise it. And lastly, it appears there is some of my own Sweet Corn, which I will be picking for this weekend.

Conditions in the wholesale market, as I have discussed with quite a few people at the stand, remain rather chaotic, with wild swings in both availability and pricing. That said, I was able to find some reasonably priced, albeit more expensive than last year, Avocado and Cauliflower.

That’s all I’ve got for the update. Hope all of you have a great week.