As our dear ones in the south are dealing with excess water, we here are having a heat wave while we wish for rain!
The tomatoes are loving this though and I spoke too soon about having green tomatoes–everyone is ripening up out there, some varieties are tiny but tastier than ever.
Peppers are still coming in and eggplant are slow but strong.
Because of the shorter days of sunlight, everyone is slowing down some. When we can make it through this heat, the greens will get sweeter and sweeter moving toward frost.
We at the farm are spending our energy keeping hydrated and preparing for a dear friends’ special party in the midst of regular harvest. We have a close-knit community where we share sadness about the pains in the world and laugh for the joys. It’s always sweet to have moments to reflect on our relationships and celebrate the miraculous work we are participating in together.
Tomatoes, big and cherry
Tomatillos or Husk Cherries
Escarole or Scallions
Carrots or Leeks
Beets or Tokyo Market Turnips (!)
Arugula, Wild Rocket, Spinach, Micro Greens, or Yukina
Kale, Collard Greens, Braising Mix, Japanese Mizuna (!)
Parsley, Dill, Sage, or Tulsi
Cheers to keeping up with ourselves and these wild, cultivated, amazing plants,