Sorry you haven’t heard from me in a couple of weeks. I miss writing to you, but things are always maximum busy in June. Now we have our biweekly newsletter, so it’s a regular way to motivate me to write.
Here we are at the end of June and it’s the first time in 13 months that we have good news about the weather! The deluging rain has stopped, at least for a month now, and we are so happy that things are drying out! June was the first dry month since April 2018.
Irrigation is not easy or cheap, but we can do it. and it’s so much better for us than too much rain. So we are happily running pumps and moving pipes and looking at healthier crops.
And another nice thing about the end of June: the torture of strawberry picking is over and corn season starts! I just had my first four ears for lunch yesterday, and they were sooo delicious! You’re thinking FOUR EARS at a time?! Yeah, that’s the way I eat corn. (You should too, of course!)
So we’re going to bring you some corn on Saturday and Sunday this week. We’re excited! Last year Adam and Jenni found a new variety called American Dream, and planted a little bit as a trial. It was great. Very early, bicolor, sweet and especially tender. So this year we planted a lot more of it. Hope you like it too.
We are now in our seventh week of marketing (11th for Sunday), and your response has been great! Thank you very much! The weather on Saturday mornings has been sunny and not too hot and turnout has been fine. Our newish Chevy Chase market seems to be catching on quite well, with the tremendous help of the Village Manager, Andy Harney. And the presence of the beloved crepe truck hasn’t hurt.
And how about that Tuesday afternoon market at Sheridan? Gangbusters! Our manager this year is a terribly nice and super energetic woman we call “Wren”. (She’s kind of bird-like). She is apparently really pleasing you, cuz her sales are hitting new records!
Saturdays, on the other hand, are feeling some effects of the competition from the market on Connecticut Ave, which, when it opened, we thought was unfairly diluting demand so close by us. But we know you're loyal to us, and the damage has been minimal.
Anyway, good to talk to you and see you Saturday!