What a difference a year makes huh? This time a year ago, I was grousing about too little rain. And a string of 95 degree days. Well, it hasn’t exactly been a cool summer, but the sky faucet seems to be stuck on. Severe drought to daily severe thunderstorms…sometimes I feel like I’m being hazed as a new farmer! A friend’s father once told me if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Maybe my first two seasons is my New York, and it’ll be clear skies and sunshine from here on out? I’m sure all this rain is a good thing in the long run, but it’s hard to see the farm through the weeds during this string of four days of pain.
I have to admit a little disappointment on this season after looking at that post from last year. I had been picking cucumbers and zucchini for a couple weeks, and the tomatoes just started rolling in. This year, we’ve picked a handful of zucchini, nary a cucumber, and there is not even one brave tomato threatening to turn. On the bright side, the onions have never looked so good – I can’t even step over them in the rows because they’re so tall! We will actually get eggplant and peppers this year as they look fantastic. And don’t even get me started about the greens – they’re like really, really green. Get it while the getting’s good!
The Douglas Farmers Market starts back up this week (9am-12), and your favorite organic farmer will be there along with your favorite farm baby. Come say hi and stock up! Or put in an order online and pick up your veggies on the farm Monday evening. Zucchini is disappointingly still first come first serve, but perhaps there will be a cucumber or two.
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick it fresh Monday morning and have your order available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the big red barn at the crest of the hill.