Update for the Week of July 16th and 20th

Dear CSA members,

Out of the frying pan and into the fire! We are not catching any relief from the weather this year, the heat and humidity takes a toll on all at the farm. The rain of June is a memory now. The fields are very dry and we are having to water almost continuously. Small scale farming in an urban setting is costly and long dry periods can raise operating cost considerably. We use drip line and it saves on water consumption, but it still costs money for materials and labor to set up. Another factor to consider is that it generates a lot of plastic waste. No such thing as a free lunch.

Beans should be ready to harvest soon and green peppers are fruiting as are tomatoes, these crops love the heat. We have cabbage and carrots making an appearance in shares this week. Lettuce is struggling, but we should be able to harvest enough heads this week.

Think cool thoughts!