Happy July 4th from the farm. Lucky for us the holiday falls on a Sunday this year so we can practically take the day off. This means Dan working from about 5:30 - 8 am at the farm and Tracy doing the newsletter while Baxter has his morning nap.
July 4 means that the potatoes are flowering, the garlic is just about ready for harvest, the first round of tomatoes has set fruit now we wait for ripening. We also celebrate the end of June! While T.S. Elliot said "April is the cruelest month," for us it is definitely June. Another way of thinking about the farming season is a slow steady build up in the spring until we hit the frenzy of the summer solstice as the zenith and then the pace of work very gradually slows as we go toward the winter solstice. So as the days literally start to get shorter we look to our work days getting shorter as well, even if only a minute less each day.
Here's the harvest: carrots, beets, scallions, basil, peas, kohlrabi, salad, golden chard, collards, spring cabbage.