It rained and rained last week, soaking already soaked crops and soils, sending our season headlong out of summer and into fall. We really couldn't do anything but just eek out our harvests for distributions until Friday afternoon, when we finally had dry enough conditions to handweed fall greens. Where would we be without a really great crew of apprentices, smiling in the pounding rain, hauling in potatoes out of the mud? And really good raingear too.
The crops can't be appreciating all the moisture, hopefully we'll pull through with minimal damage. I know many other farmers in this area have been hard hit by it all. Several CSA farms I know of have lost half or more of what was left for the fall. Even farms on high dry ground are starting to feel the stresses inherent with excessive moisture. So I'm thankful for the relative bounty that continues to pour in, and hope you've been enjoying it as well!
This week's probable share:
Dan and Tracy
Pictured is early morning salad harvest