Friday Field Update No. 24

 

Happy Friday, and happy harvest! After starting to pick our Gala this week, it efeels to me we have really kicked off apple harvest. Gala is a very important variety, and an absolutely excellent eating apple. So that brings our total up to 5 varieties so far: Gala, Jersey Mac, Paula Red, Zestar, and Ginger Gold. About 20 more to go!

 

 A very peculiar gala apple found yesterday. 

A very peculiar gala apple found yesterday. 

This week I wanted to show off our “garden.” That’s what we call it at least. It may be a little larger than what most people consider a garden: about 7 acres. In our garden we have all of our melons, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and some beets. We do have other plantings of beets, pickles, sweet corn, and the summer broccoli a couple fields over. And our cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage is down the road on another property.  We have a few gardens. Here are some pictures:

  Our diverse block of eggplants.  

Our diverse block of eggplants.  

  What tomatoes are supposed to look like.  

What tomatoes are supposed to look like.  

  When you do a really good job growing tamatoes and they tip over your posts and trellis.  

When you do a really good job growing tamatoes and they tip over your posts and trellis.  

  Untrellised    tomatoes. We grew some this way to avoid the cost of staking all our tomatoes. 

Untrellised  tomatoes. We grew some this way to avoid the cost of staking all our tomatoes. 

This is such a crazy time of year for me. Personally, I have just been working on selling our produce. I really haven’t been “growing” anything anymore, which I really miss. But I love working with my customers, and making people happy because of the beautiful produce I supply them.

Unfortunately that is all i have for this week. Come back next week for more apples and other farm news including our own farm to table dinner! As always, thanks for  reading!