Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer-side of the Solstice



Spring's temperamental weather has gone the way of the winter greens. Summer arrived this week with high pressure and temps in the mid-90's. The rain gauge wound up just north of 80 inches for the year, although most neighboring stations recorded higher totals. (We recently updated our rain collector for greater accuracy in high winds going forward).

Our Tango Mandarins are long gone to Frog Hollow's Happy Child CSA, and the Jincheng's went to Friend in Cheeses Jam Co. Their peels and juice are in Forbidden Fruit Marmalade, and their juice can be found in the Pinot Cherries, the Smokin' Padron Jam and Fig and Fennel Jam too!

Our hardneck garlic is already harvested and curing, and our summer bounty is cranking. Our main crops are: cucumbers, watermelons, peppers, beans, sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, onions and tomatoes, but smaller quantities of specialty herbs and assorted greens are in the pipeline as well.

Wear sunscreen, polish your rainbows and live the stoke!