The summer is whirling along. Each week we're working through the cycles of our big summer crops, planning, harvesting, packing, selling, and planning to harvest again. Tomatoes are just beginning, along with raspberries. Beans and summer squash have been chugging along for more than 6 weeks already, and require several days of labor each. Corn rounds out the biggest crops we harvest fresh weekly.
Along with the weekly cycles, we're gearing up for our annual garlic harvest this coming week. We're hoping for good weather to dig the approximately 27,500 garlic plants. We tackle this one as a team, with a big group out in the field pulling and bunching, and a second group in the barn hanging bunches for curing.
We had a great cookout at the lake last week. Pretty nearly the whole crew gathered foods, and we had a wonderful evening grilling and sharing great food, perfect weather, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. It was good to have a moment to enjoy the summertime. We enjoy the summertime constantly, but usually we're trying to work really fast at the same time.
At markets this week: Sweet Corn! If you've had our corn, you already know why we get so excited when it arrives. Sungolds have really come on, and we've plenty at all markets. The other tomatoes are not too far behind now. Our own raspberries will be available early on Sundays along with some okra. Hope to see you there, Jennifer