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Wednesday
Aug182010

Peak Harvest Brings Variety

On the farm:
 
Mid August already and we are still planting a few items for fall and winter. Everybody is working hard to harvest, prep (drying and cleaning onions and garlic), we are also starting to make pickles and other value added products. We are at peak harvest now and things like watermelons and melons will be done. The heat compressed the melon season, for example, from our normal 6 weeks to about 3-4 weeks.; Other effected crops include eggplants, peppers, and greens. Enjoy the variety now while it is here.
Wednesday
Aug112010

Continuing Heat Shifts Peak Season

Zaid relayed the following this morning:
The heat wave we have had has shifted our peak season by about 2 weeks so you will be getting melons now instead of in late August. In fact, some of our melon varieties will be done this week. As with everything every week and every season brings on new challenges and nothing is the same. Last week we got a message from cooperative extension that late blight was found in Chenango County.
 
Ramadan started today and the Egyptian crew is both happy and anxious as they will have to work in this heat [without eating or drinking!]. It looks like it will cool down for us some however. Fordham will be joining us for the fall and Farmshare will be advertising the winter share already..what happened to summer???