Hello from the farm! The persistent rain this Spring is a continuing challenge. It slowed things down and delayed the harvest on Spring crops like peas, lettuce, and beets. And then, it shortened the strawberry crop! I don't mind waiting for peas, but I am disappointed that strawberries are already done here.
We've said good bye to Spring crops of Rhubarb, Strawberries, and Spinach - it's time to embrace Summer!
To help you keep up with the changing seasons, here's a loose prediction of what the next month or so will look like.
Peas, Regular and Edible Pod
: Right now we're in our third planting with one more to go. We should have peas for two more weeks (mid-July)!
Lettuce: Our fresh lettuce will be available until mid-July.
Zucchini and Summer Squash are here now and will be until at least the end of July.
Sour Cherries showed up at the end of June. There isn't a lot of the first variety, so they won't be around too long. Later varieties will be here in mid July, and should last about 2 weeks.
Sweet Cherries arrived on June 28th, and they'll be around just into the beginning of August.
: our broccoli plantings are shaping up to be pretty epic this year, with a total of about 400,000 broccoli plants in the field. We're in the first harvest right now!
will start showing up in about two weeks. We're doing a planting each week for the entire month of July, with the last one going in on August 1st. This means we should have a steady supply for all of August and well into September, if Mother Nature cooperates.
3,000 feet of Beets were planted two weeks ago. We're looking forward to having lots to pick in about six weeks!
In our next update, we'll have news on tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, and peaches.