Saturday, July 29, 2006
The Garden is Happening
The garden is happening. We are harvesting Kale, Rainbow Chard, two types of bush beans, Romaine Lettuce, Beets Yukon Gold Potatoes, Spinach, Peppers, and Lemon Cucumbers. Next week should be the start of ripe tomatoes. This year we have four types of tomatoes. Brandywine is a first for us this year as is Double Rich. Both are medium size slicing tomatoes with good flavor. We have an early tomato called Moskovich originating from Siberia. So far there are many green tomatoes with some movement towards red but the weather has been fickle and so goes the ripening of the tomatoes. Our fourth variety is a roma called San Marzano which we like allot and use primarily for canning and drying. This year we have about 300 tomatoes plants in the garden.
Last summer we took orders and delivered vegetables from the garden to 14 families in a five mile radius. This summer we have 20 families who we are delivering vegetables to once a week.
It is so nice to be able to supply friends with first class organic produce with which to nourish their families.