Farm Update 08-18-22

Let’s start off with what is currently the most anticipated news – Local APPLES are now available. There are just two varieties for this week, but you have to start somewhere. The two types are Early Honeycrisp (a new, early producing version of the regular Honeycrisp) and Zestar (an early sweet/tart variety). While I’m sure the news of this season’s apples is welcome by many, there is also the realization that it must be getting closer to fall. Well, from the extended forecasts I’m seeing, it looks like we’re still going to be seeing summer for at least a while yet.

Overall things are doing pretty well on the farm, and yes, I literally knock on wood every time I say something like that. There are still issues with some crops (specifically Cucumbers and Lettuce), but nothing too major.

As of now, I am once again planning on trying to dig Potatoes this week. Events last week prevented me from being able to get to them. The Tomatoes are also coming along, albeit more slowly than preferred. I will likely have a few that can be picked for the weekend, so keep an eye out for them. There should also be some mini Eggplant as well as several different types of Peppers. Be sure to check the What’s Available page for the full listing for this week’s offerings.

The Local Blueberries are still coming in, but the berries are getting smaller, so I expect they will be finishing in a couple of weeks.

The Flowers are still producing wonderful blooms, so if you want to take any pictures of them this will probably be the week to do it. While Gladiola are also still blooming, they are approaching the end of their run. I’m also working on getting some bunches of Statice together for dried flower bouquets, which will be ready at some point after Labor Day.

Lastly, for those of you who are tracking events beyond the farm, please be sure to check out the latest farming news coming out of both Idaho and California.

That’s all for this week’s update. Many thanks to all those who have come by to help support and keep the farm going. Hope you all have a great week.