CSA Week 8: A little break

Half-share Group B this week!

We’ve got a little break this week – from the heat (thank god) and from some of our crops. This is a very interesting time for some farmers. It’s the point in our season where many of the spring crops are puttering out as they have been in the ground for a while now and it’s getting a little too hot (especially with last weeks temps) for some of them to be happily growing. It’s also the time in the season when our summer fruiting crops (tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers) are just on the cusp of ripening up. This makes for a little break in share size before it starts popping again. Here’s what you can expect – and there will be some choices (“/” items) to make this week:

  • Salad Mix
  • Basil
  • Parsley/Summer Savory
  • Chard/Mustards
  • Yukina
  • Kale
  • Scallions/Celery
  • Cabbage/Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Bunching Onions
  • Summer Squash
  • Cukes

On the farming front – I’m happy to report we survived the first big heat wave of the season although, I have a feeling that it won’t be our last. Climate scientists say that this June was the hottest June to date and this July is on course to be the hottest month on record ever. It’s a concerning reality for us. The unpredictability of weather is already a huge hurdle that we must face as farmers on a day to day basis – looking at the larger picture of climate crisis, it’s a a very scary time to be coming into the world of farming as a young person with hopes of building a life and future around this work.

We are so grateful for the support of our members and community as we take this work on and develop and share farming strategies that help prepare us for and mitigate climate change. Thanks for being here with us – we’ll see you this week! #notillfarming

<3SAL

Leslie (217)840-0683

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