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Share Forecast and more farm news, August 18, 2009

First, Martha has lots of news for us this week:

The dry weather and sunshine has been blessing the farm with plentiful crops. Everything matures faster and all at once. The heat is good for the crops as the blight has subsided in the tomato tunnels since heat kills blight. We have squash galore!

The cabbage you have been receiving is a result of the previously wet weather that created rot especially in the dome of the cabbage and within the inner leaves. This is where water sat and did not have a chance to drain.

You will notice that the quantity of produce you receive has been increasing and will continue as we reach the peak of production on the farm. Please keep this in mind when production dwindles later in the season.

We are having some problems with blight on our potato crop and you will be receiving potatoes shortly as they need to come out of the ground . The blight has caused a secondary infection which causes brown rot, a softening of the potato. We will have a better assessment of the total damage once we begin harvesting.

Melons are coming up on the farm in many varieties. You will be receiving a Korean melon in your share this week. It is a oblong shaped, fragrant, yellow melon and one of the few where every part is edible including seeds and skin. Korean melon is less sugary sweet than other type melons but has a crunchy firm texture. Chill before serving for a delicious cool treat.

Union Square Cafe makes a great summer salad with shaved Korean melon, mozzarella and baby greens topped with a light vinaigrette.



Next, we have add-ons news:

The farm did not receive the ground beef in time to include it in our shipment. This means that nobody will be receiving a ground beef this week regardless of whether it was a bi-weekly or Market Day order. The farm intends to send everyone's ground beef order next week so we will make sure it is included on next week's add-ons sign in sheet. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot Lloyd, our add-ons coordinator, an email.

Also we want to remind everyone that today will be a huge delivery day - veggie shares, bi-weekly add-ons, bi-weekly fruit, and Market Day orders.  Be sure to bring enough bags and hands to carry everything!

Last but not least, the share forecast: 

  • 2 lb. Squash
  • 3/4 lb. Greens
  • 2.5 lb. Tomato
  • 2 Lg. or 4 Sm Corn
  • 1 Melon
  • 1 Lg. or 2 Sm Lettuce
  • 1 bag Baby Greens 

Fruit share is: 

  • 1 lb. Apricot
  • 1.5 lb. Peach
  • 3.5 lb. Plum

Second Market Day August 19th - order deadline is August 5th!

It's that time again - our second Market Day will take place on August 19th!

We have posted a new Market Day Order Form  below that contains additional information and, more importantly, additional items. Please begin filling out the Order Form so that it can be returned at next week's (August 5th) distribution. We prefer you pay by check if you can. If, however, you pay by cash, please try to pay the exact amount owed as we may not be able to offer you change. Please be aware that the complete Market Day order must be emailed to the farm on the evening of August 5th, so there will be no exceptions for late payments. If anyone has any questions feel free to email Lloyd, HA's add-ons coordinator.

FYI, August 19th is also a bi-weekly add-ons and fruit day so make sure you bring enough bags for everything!

Download Market Day Order Form