We're back to the farm from sunny Colorado enjoying the current thunderstorm. Wow, what a rain! It looks like the crew had a great week at the farm in our absence. It sounds like the big happening while we were gone was a raccoon in the chicken coop. Our neighbor Chris took care of it (with his gun) before it did much damage. I guess now that we are buying in our corn the raccoons need to find something else to get into. Which brings us to corn... local members may have seen Dan's mug shot unloading a load of corn from Howden farm in the Lakeville Journal. We know that corn is such a big summer treat for folks that we don't want you to miss out. Sweet corn in real quantity requires so much land that we'd have to double our land base just to accomidate this crop .... Luckily for us Bruce Howden, in near by Sheffield Mass, does such a bang up job of growing sweet corn and he's just a phone call and short drive away. Having to grow so many different crops for the CSA model is pretty tricky and if there are one or two items Dan can cross off his to do list he can focus on all those other crops that need his attention. So we hope you're enjoying all the corn we're buying in! Our NYC CSA also buys in corn from a local grower, and this has eased our growing difficulties immensely!
This week's picture: Bea and Baxter helping to clean up the garlic.
Here's the likely upcoming harvest: