Predictions for 10th Share

Lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, onions, tomatoes, peppers and kale? Kale may or maynot be in the share, it’s not usually great in hot weather but I’m optimistic. Lettuce will probably be more red leaf. Cucumbers, like the summer squash, are waning, but we might get one more week. Sweet peppers are just starting to color up.… Continue reading Predictions for 10th Share

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Ninth Summer Share

Lettuce, beets, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and collards. There were also a few more potatoes for the Thursday shares, since last week Thursday didn’t end up with quite as much as Monday. The lettuce is red leaf and probably will be again for Monday. The beet tops are good to eat, along with the roots. The… Continue reading Ninth Summer Share

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Ninth Summer Share

Lettuce, beets, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and collards. There were also a few more potatoes for the Thursday shares, since last week Thursday didn’t end up with quite as much as Monday. The lettuce is red leaf and probably will be again for Monday. The beet tops are good to eat, along with the roots. The… Continue reading Ninth Summer Share

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Predictions for 9th Share

Here’s what I’m guessing will be in the share, but first a reminder that next Monday is a holiday so we’re moving that pick-up to Tuesday! In the share we should have lettuce, collard greens, beets, tomatoes, sweet onions, peppers, and maybe cucumbers and/or summer squash. The lettuce will likely be red leaf, our most… Continue reading Predictions for 9th Share

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Eighth Summer Share

Lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, summer squash, carrots, potatoes and basil. The lettuce in the photo is a butter head and a few folks got romaine instead today. Monday the lettuce will probably be red leaf, although there might be a few heads of romaine available. We’re harvesting the full array of tomatoes now and… Continue reading Eighth Summer Share

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Predictions for 8th Share

Potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, onions and lettuce. Lots of digging for us coming up with potatoes and carrots both on the harvest list. Tomatoes are doing well so expect more of those. The summer squash hasn’t had a great year but we should have it for a few more weeks. Similarly the cucumbers,… Continue reading Predictions for 8th Share

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Seventh Summer Share

Chard, green pepper, sweet onions, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce. The “green pepper” is Gypsy Queens and I’ve been told this is the traditional stage for harvest, but I prefer them when they’re an orange/red so in the past that’s when we’ve harvested them. This year we needed to thin the fruit a bit because… Continue reading Seventh Summer Share

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Predictions for 7th Share

This is the mid way point of the summer season and we’re continuing with hot weather! Once again I’m not quite sure what the shares will look like but here’s my best guess at the moment: cucumber, summer squash, tomatoes, chard, lettuce, and onion. The lettuce has been suffering, a little from the heat and… Continue reading Predictions for 7th Share

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Sixth Summer Share

Lettuce, early tomatoes, basil, cucumber, red onion, carrots, summer squash and celery. Most folks will get a green crisp lettuce, one that stands up to this heat well. We’re starting to get more varieties of the tomatoes to ripen but mostly they’re still the early ones: Matina is the red saladette, Afghan is the ribbed… Continue reading Sixth Summer Share

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Predictions for 6th Share

A bit late in posting this week, and no field photo. Monday afternoon I left the farm to Tiiu, Allison and Lore and rushed out to Forest Grove to see X and The Psychedelic Furs. After many years of farming I’ve definitely come to reject the old saw that farmers can’t set up the farm… Continue reading Predictions for 6th Share

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Fifth Summer Share

As predicted: collards, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, summer squash and lettuce. All the items are there, but I do want to let folks know that the quantities on the potatoes are about a quarter of what we’d planned for, and the cucumbers and summer squash are a bit smaller as well. Some years are just tougher… Continue reading Fifth Summer Share

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Predictions for 5th Share

This time of year it’s pretty safe to assume there’ll be a little bit of summer squash and cucumber in every share. We should continue to have lettuce, although there may be a gap in a few weeks due to problems with some of the younger lettuces in the heat – specifically with germination of… Continue reading Predictions for 5th Share

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Fourth Summer Share

Lettuce, cucumbers, baby carrots, basil, summer squash, Romano beans, and chard. The lettuce today is red butter and it was on the edge of bolting so I’m not sure if that’ll be the lettuce we have on Monday. The romaine lettuce that was planned for the share all bolted which may have been the worst… Continue reading Fourth Summer Share

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Predictions for 4th Summer Share

Lettuce, summer squash, cucumbers, baby carrots, fresh onions, chard and basil. The tomatoes look they have good initial fruit set and with a little luck the fruit will make it through this heatwave and ripen soon – two weeks is my best guess on those. We’ll probably have Romano beans on the farm stand again,… Continue reading Predictions for 4th Summer Share

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Third Summer Share

Beets, cucumbers, lettuce, summer squash, celery trimmings, collards. The beans didn’t come on as strongly as I had hoped so not enough for the shares, but we do have some at the farm stand. The favas are on their way out and we’ve opened some of those for gleaning. They’ll probably still be ok on… Continue reading Third Summer Share

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Predictions for 3rd Summer Share

Cucumbers, Romano beans, lettuce, collards, celery, summer squash and beets. In the original plan tomatoes were on the list, but I think those are at least a week or two out. Some of the summer squash planting is a bit stunted, not sure why, but we may not have enough for everyone on Thursday. Cucumbers… Continue reading Predictions for 3rd Summer Share

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Our friend Katherine

A great champion of small farms, CSA, and good, clean, fair food passed away from cancer this week. Many of you may already know this from social media platforms, and if you’ve subscribed to her newsletter she had hinted that her cancer was back so it may not be a complete surprise. I’m incredibly sad… Continue reading Our friend Katherine

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Second Summer Share

Chard, parsley, summer squash, potatoes, carrots, favas, fresh onion, lettuce. Some years are better growing years than others, this has been a tough one. It’s a small chard bunch, just the leaves the leaf miner left us on the last of the spring planting. The parsley is small today and I’m not sure how much… Continue reading Second Summer Share

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Predictions for 2nd Summer Share

Here’s my best guess for what we’ll have in the shares on Thursday: green crisp lettuce, baby carrots, chard, parsley, new potatoes, favas, and fresh sweet onions. Summer squash is also possible although for some reason it seems to be having a bit of trouble with fruit set, which I suspect has to do with… Continue reading Predictions for 2nd Summer Share

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First Summer Share

It’s definitely a late start to the summer this year but a few of the early summer crops have still shown up nicely this week. We harvest a few of the early red beets that never really took off this spring, and more yellow beets that have sized up nicely. Favas and green beans both… Continue reading First Summer Share

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