Well, we’re drinking lots of water and taking breaks in the shade as much as possible. But it is hot out there in the fields! Not quite as bad as DC, luckily, but hot. This afternoon Jenni decided to send the crew to the lake for some swimming and cooling down. We tend to do that once per summer, especially on a day like today. Other times we can just jump in the creek next to the fields.
And speaking of heat, we do expect some of that on Saturday at market time. But just remember: fruits and vegetables are cold and wet! And over our 47 years we’ve seen quite a few 100° days at market, and, obviously, survived them!
Now about corn: Hope you’ve been enjoying it as much as we have. We know these first couple of weeks the ears have been smallish, but the eating quality has been spectacular, and as we go forward the ear size will improve. And from now on all the corn should be organically-grown by us. BTW, you probably know: organic corn is hard to find, even at Whole Foods.
Now the peach report. We’re all waiting for those free-stone varieties to come in! So far the cling varieties have been tasty and juicy (and early!), but shucks! We want freestones! Gotta be patient. They never come til late July, then, once they start we’ll have them for two whole months! And those sweet “donut” peaches started this week! Yum!
Melons! They’re starting this week! Esp cantaloupes. Our nearby friends, the Mack family, have been consistently growing the best melons for many years, thank goodness. And we literally guarantee them to be ripe and sweet. Always let us know if you re unlucky enough to get the rare disappointing one. We’ll replace it free or refund your $.
Enough for today. Tune in next week for the big news about our beautiful okra. And read Jenni’s story here of the recent, thrilling garlic harvest!
See you Saturday.