Due to the extreme temperatures expected on Wednesday, we will not be setting up the Farm Stand at the Emmaus Lutheran Church this week! If you have not gotten in touch regarding an alternate delivery site this week, and we cannot get your share on the truck before our driver leaves today, then you will receive your share at one of our Friday delivery locations, at the Saturday downtown Farmers Market, or you can pick it up at the farm Friday-Sunday. Please call/email the farm to make arrangements. Thank you for understanding while we take care of our Market Crew and sensitive vegetables.
If you were interested in reserving a flat of bulk blueberries, please get your order in to us as soon as possible. If you are a Tuesday/Wednesday pickup, we’ll need your order by Wednesday, August 2nd and if you are a Friday/Saturday/Sunday pickup, we’ll need your order by Monday, August 7th. The cost is $50 per 10# flat.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Walla Walla Onions
SOME SITES ONLY
- Cherry Tomatoes
Beet, Greens & Cheddar Crumble
Roasted Vegetable Galette w/Olives
Beet Tzatziki w/Beet Green Chips
Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars
“It’s gonna be a scorcher”! That’s what I heard, as I passed a couple of older gents chatting it up on the street in Eugene yesterday. In talking with folks in several conversations throughout the day I heard quess-timates of anywhere from 100 degrees to 111 degrees on Wednesday! Whatever the actual temperature turns out to be, it’s gonna be hot! We’re preparing here on the farm in every way that we can….the crew will begin at 6 am this week, drink lots of water, and wear copious amounts of sunscreen.
We’ve got shade cloth over the baby starts in the propagation greenhouse, and Farmer Chris spent some time today spraying a mix of clay and water on the field houses, to help diffuse the light and keep some of the heat out to protect the fragile plants within.
We’ll be harvesting all of the sensitive crops early, such as lettuce, other greens and strawberries, and then get the rest in as quickly as we can before the intense heat of the afternoons. Those who will be doing the washing will get a small respite from the heat, although most of that is done outside and will still be in the direct sunlight. There really isn’t any escaping it….farm work is done in the weather, be it pleasant or drastic. Still, I do have to say, if I had a choice…I’d rather be out there with dirt on my hands, and breathing in the sweet smell of freshly harvested crops, then in the still, stuffy office. We all have our tasks to perform, and this amazing crew does it with smiles on their faces, a skip in their step, and continued love for this earth, and the food they are preparing for you all. Hail farmers, as their sweat salts the land!
FEATURE FARMER PROFILE:
This week we would like to feature Farmer Adelaide! Ade isn’t our youngest farmer this year, as Farmer Porter (age 9) claims that title, but she’s next in line. She is the niece of owners Chris and Shannon Overbaugh, and asked to come help on the crew this season. She learned very quickly to harvest and process all of the veggies, and has been a definite asset to the crew this year. She’ll be departing in the next few weeks, to head back home to Colorado to finish her Senior year of High School. I asked her to write a little bit about herself to share with you, and she presented me with a lovely finished essay this morning! I will let Adelaide tell you about herself in her own words: