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Ode to August

Oh, hello August – I missed you! Please take it easy on this heat averse farmer, unlike your predecessor. An occasional rain would be nice, especially soon, though let’s not have a repeat performance of last year. Please?!

I love August, usually. I swear I went to bed miserably hot July 31st and woke up pleasantly chilled the next morning. I think it might even be my favorite month on the farm. Until next month rolls around and I declare my love for September. Oh, and that cool but not cold air of October! Basically I love any month that’s below 90 and above 50.

As long as I’m professing my love, let me tell you about this special someone. Rock star vet and amazing mother, she can do it all. She somehow even finds time to feed her hungry clan with the ridiculous amounts of veggies I bring in the house. Nora’s out-eating Paddy Rose these days and…let’s just say I can eat (understatement of the year). I am truly blessed and beyond thankful to have just celebrated 10 years of marriage and 15 years together on August 1st – yet another reason to love August! It’s been such a roundabout road that led us here, but I wouldn’t want to share this crazy life with anyone else. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are – love ya!

The summer goodies continue to trickle in. If we get a wet few days, I think everything will explode. Can’t wait! The watermelon, cherry tomatoes, rainbow beets and carrots, and those amazing blonde cucumbers have just started coming in and are up in limited quantities on the website. The eggplant and peppers seem to be on vacation this week, but the second planting of zucchini and summer squash just kicked in while the first one hasn’t given up the ghost yet. Meanwhile the lettuce and fresh onions (so good!) are still cranking, and we have cilantro for days. If only every month was August – get it all while you can!

Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie orders in online before 8pm Sunday. The website is a little buggy so if you don’t see a wide variety of items or you see items out of stock, try refreshing your browser. Also confirm on checkout that you have the correct number of each item in your cart. The two pickup windows are working well, so we’ll keep it going. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1230-2pm and 4-5pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the beat up tan and red barn at the crest of the hill.

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