Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Kale, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Basil, Maybe Sunflowers and/or Beans
It is Monday afternoon and it is raining. A steady downpour. The farm needs it. Our forests need it. I am grateful.
For us, the question is what comes after the rain? The moisture is expected to move out tonight, taking the clouds with it. This means an opportunity for cold temps to settle in. Jed and I had a gently heated debate of "who read what temps where" this weekend. I was confident we would be fine, the forecast I read called for a low of 39. His sources said 33. We finally compared what weather apps we were looking at. It turns out we both have NOAA, but are getting different predictions for Victor! Neither of us can figure out why. Today on Monday, after checking several sites the temps predicted have narrowed in on 33-35 in Victor. If it hits 32 things will change quickly in the garden. Some plants may be damaged at 33-35, because there always seem to be little pockets that get colder.
We will not recover the many of the sensitive plants with frost protection at this point in the season. It would take us half a day to get it done, and it does not guarantee anything. We will take a deep breath (several!) and release tensions surrounding things we can not control. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see the garden stay frost free until mid September! Every time I think of the garden today I am envisioning a warm still blanket of air settling over the farm.
The above was written Monday afternoon....the Tuesday morning update is: We hit a low of 33. Frost was pretty widespread. We will see what bounces back. In the meantime. Savor the cucumbers, sunflowers, beans and squash we harvested on Monday. It may be the end of them. A cold snap means carrots will begin to get really sweet and are ready to start harvesting!!!
Important farm info, please read!:
--Our pick ups run from 5-7 pm. If you arrive before 5, please be prepared for your site host to not be ready for you. Be prepared to wait until 5. The shares are getting big and it takes more time to set up. Also, our pick ups end at 7:00. Our site hosts are all volunteers. Please respect their time. Arrive before 7:01.
--I will take egg cartons. ONLY one dozen size (no cartons for 6 or 18 eggs), ONLY paperboard (no plastic or Styrofoam).
--If you are splitting a full share, please remember you may not use our scales to split the share in half. It congests the line. You received a price break to split a full share and part of the deal was sending only one person to the pick ups and splitting the share away from our tables.
Thanks to all our awesome members for helping to keep the pick ups running smooth!!
Lunch this week: The curry I said I'd make last week (oops) and Burritos
Recipe Ideas: Sweet Carrot Raita, Holly Pratt's salad (carrot page), Carrots au Gratin
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round Steak, Round Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tri-Tip, Flat Iron Roast, Brisket, Flank Steak, Skirt, Hanging Tender, Baby Back Ribs, Short Ribs, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties, Stew, Kabobs, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Neck Bones and Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (last one on the 23rd)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (last one on 10/2)
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1 (last one on the 26th)
Farm to Fork Festival: October 3rd 11-4 Center for the Arts
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