First Harvest

It never ceases to amaze me how fast things can grow this time of the year with the long days and warmth. Just a few weeks ago, my vegetable plot at the new farm was still mostly bare ground with rows of small seedlings. The picture accompanying the July 16 post shows what I mean.

But by now those rows are touching each other already, as you can see in the picture at the top of some potatoes, summer squash, and corn. The first harvest from the new property was some zucchini from that summer squash row on Wednesday, a mere 35 days after sowing it. That’s certainly the fastest zucchini I’ve ever seen. Plants are growing well at the new place, but I’m still puzzled as to how that happened so fast. I’m not complaining, though! — Sydney

This week’s items (subject to change until late Friday evening)

Items we plan to have at the market this week (an asterisk indicates unusually limited quantities):

  • Beans, dry (Peregion, Pinto, and Rosso di Lucca)
  • Beans, green (Carminat)
  • Beets, loose (Badger Flame, Chioggia, and red)
  • Blackberries*
  • Carrots*
  • Cowpeas, dry (Black Crowder and Whippoorwill)
  • Garlic
  • Granola (Pecan Cushaw)
  • Lavender
  • Microgreens (Peas and Sunflower)
  • Okra* (Hill Country Red and Jing Orange)
  • Peppers (banana, Carmen*, cream and green bell, jalapeno, and Leutshauer Paprika)
  • Potatoes (Carola, Purple Majesty, and Red Gold)
  • Summer squash (Cousa, Pattypan, Yellow Crookneck, and Zucchini)
  • Sweet potatoes (Murasaki)
  • Tomatoes, cherry* (Matt’s Wild Cherry and Sungold)
  • Tomatoes, slicing* (Chef’s Choice, Evil Olive, Moskvich, and Thorburn’s Terra Cotta)

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