Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today on the farm :)

It doesn't seem like the end of July already... I'm just now looking at our sweet onions, carrots, beets and other crops to harvest when they should be in full swing. The result of late plantings this year. And that means one thing: August is going to be very busy! All these blog pics were taken today on farm. 
Sweet corn is in tassel and the first pick should be in a couple weeks.  REMEMBER: because we grow certified organic sweet corn we do not plant treated seed. This means we plant later in May once the soil is naturally warm resulting in August corn annually :) We've weeded all the corn plantings and they are looking good. We should have glorious corn well into the fall months this year for all to enjoy. Always, Always NO GMO!!!!
Summer cabbage is now available :)
Our broccoli is also now available :)
Golden Beets are growing away and will be in abundance by next week. Same with the good ol' purple beets!! 
This is a second carrot patch geared more towards winter storage. Our first patch is ready for this week. I just had to share a picture because I am SO PROUD of how clean the patch is! It took a few days but my crew of 4 men did an awesome job weeding. I love them :) 
Patty Pan summer squash are plentiful but taking their sweet time! The cool nights have made them ripen slower and later. However shortly we will be swimming in them!!
And this week's brag photo! Our orange carrots will make an appearance at the Saturday market along with our sweet onions. Nutri-Red and Purple Haze carrots by next week. I need some more growth on them. Beets by next week too. Heirloom tomatoes are in full swing! Field cherry tomatoes are firing up too. Today we cleaned up the plants by going through and removing any cracked and harvesting the first :) 
We have an abundance of Cucumbers, zucs, kale, swiss chard, beans, peas and kohlrabi too at the markets! Enjoy summer eating with more coming :))