The little turkeys are finding their legs and running around the barn. Unfortunately they are too little to be let outside yet (they slip through the fence and into danger), so instead I open up the barn door so they get plenty of light and fresh air and toss them clover and pea vines. They LOVE it!! They tug at the vines, grab a leaf and shake their heads like a dog would a toy. All of my animals give me joy. If I am in need of a pick me up, I just visit the turkeys or hose down the pigs, either event is guaranteed a smile.
Bountiful heads of broccoli! A lot of effort goes into planting broccoli. It also takes up a lot of field space for several months (we just planted broccoli for late September harvest). Plus you guys love it. So I try and grow beautiful heads every time and space out my plantings so you may have broccoli several times in your share throughout the season. The plants, when happy, are able to grow side shoots after I harvest the main head. That is what the little baby "florets" are that you sometimes see at pick up. They are more time consuming to harvest and of course do not weight as much, but it is nice when we can get more than one harvest off a planting, so we try and take advantage of that. Plus it's a little less kitchen prep for you : )
PYO Flowers are full of color!!! Hope you are enjoying them! You will also find basil and parsley in there. Help yourself, don't be shy, it gives Zach great pleasure knowing you are harvesting them.
PYO Herb patch along the rock wall. Fennel, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender, marjoram, oregano....
You may also grab a handful of blueberries from those 3 bushes in the background as you pass!
Come see the farm close up this Sunday July 22nd.
First tour 11am, 2nd tour 1pm
bring a friend!
This Week's Bounty: lettuce, kale, chard, mini red onions, scallions, hakurei, summer squash, zuchinni, snap peas, broccoli, cilantro, parsley, garlic scapes