Grow spinach in the middle of August? Is that how the saying goes? I still can’t get over how different this summer has been from the epically hot and dry 2016 summer. And how different crops can be from one summer to the next. This time last year, I had tomatoes coming out my ears. Tomatoes are a high-value crop – last year’s bumper tomato crop more than made up for everything that withered in the drought. This year, tomatoes are more scarce but I have spinach, a cool season green that typically bolts at the first sign of summer. Another reason to grow a wide variety of crops, rather than a single crop like corn – if my tomatoes fail I don’t need a government bailout to save my farm.
That said, our heirloom tomatoes ARE back in stock. As is eggplant, cherry tomatoes, peppers, bok choi, arugula, tatsoi, new potatoes, french breakfast radishes, and tokyo bekana. Oh, and yes spinach! Whew, what a list…and that’s only the new stuff this week! If you’ve been a little too busy to order, I totally get it – I have a 14 month old after all. But the harvest is in and now is the time to support your favorite local organic farm. Now back to the harvest!
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.