Peregrine Farm News Vol. 14 #19, 6/22/17

What’s been going on!

The second day of summer with a high in the low 80’s just doesn’t seem right but as Betsy is always fond of pointing out, the days now begin to get shorter and frost is not too far away!  Of course this sentiment carries more enjoyment after we have had weeks of increasingly hot weather.

So while we did not get the crazy storms here at the farm that the rest of the area received over the weekend and on Tuesday but all that water did run down the river to us.  Once again the creek backed up onto our bottom field and over the winter squash patch, immature spaghetti squash bobbing on the water, tethered by their vines.  The crest this time was just slightly higher than the April event at 23.8 feet.

The amazing thing, at least this morning 24 hours after the water receded, is the plants look vibrant and green and healthy.  You never can tell and full sun and some heat may show us some different signs but for now looks like there might be winter squash for this winter.

Picture of the Week

P1030494 Look close you can see the pale yellow spaghetti squash floating

What’s going to be at the market?

Tomatoes!  More varieties this week but we won’t be into full swing probably until week after next. Red Big Beefs, Cherokee Purples and yellow Orange Blossoms.  Sungolds and a few Blush.  A smattering of Green Cherokee, Striped German, Kelloggs Breakfast, German Johnsons too.  The first Oxhearts and Romas for sauces.

Lettuce with red and green Little Gem, green Summer Crisp and the nice little Salanova heads to make your salad.  Petit Swiss Chard, tender leaves and stems. Still the most beautiful Lacinato Kale (a.k.a. Dinosaur Kale, Cavalo Nero…) we have ever grown.

Sweet Red Onions and maybe the last of the fresh Long Red of Tropea Onions.  Tonnage of Cucumbers. Shishito peppers too! Basil and Cilantro.

More  brilliant Zinnias.  Plenty of bright Sunflowers.  Gloriosa Daisy a.k.a. Black Eyed Susans.  Fragrant Oriental Lilies are back too!  Betsy’s beautiful Bouquets.

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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