Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Note From The Farm

We're excited to have our late Sungold tomatoes in this week's shares for all. They're among the sweetest cherry tomatoes we can grow, and we grow them every year. We're just beginning to harvest limes, at last. You'll find them only in the large shares, and in a couple weeks, we hope to have them across the board. This is the last week for Asian pears. We don't have ladders tall enough to reach the highest parts of our pear trees, so the highest fruit is now being pecked by birds. We had plenty to put in all boxes for weeks, so don't mind sharing a few hundred pounds with the birds. They have to eat, too!

What's coming up: apples, persimmons, pomegranites, passion fruit, dragon fruit, guavas and navel oranges. In the gardens: brocolli, eggplant, beets, lettuces, radish, carrots, and more. As most of you know, we have 10 acres of macadamias but not a whole lot of nuts because of a squirrel population that we can't control organically. We do hope to have enough nuts to put in boxes, but it's too soon to tell what the harvest will be.

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