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Field Notes: Volume 16, Number 12

This Week’s Harvest

  1. Basil

  2. Cilantro

  3. Garlic

  4. Chard

  5. Onions

  6. Cucumbers

  7. Peppers

  8. Summer Squash

  9. Tomatoes

While we strive for consistency at the Ecosystem Farm, we ask that our SHAREholders please keep in mind that Friday and Tuesday harvests will not always be the same.

For your convenience, an exact harvest list will be posted in the packing shed.

This week, the Ecosystem Farm staff has—along with much of the state—focused their efforts on staying ahead of the heat wave. With a heat index of well over 100 degrees, the air is still and filled with the hum of cicadas and katydids. This means that the grove under which the crew often eats their lunch has provided a welcome respite from the sun. And it looks beautiful after a mulching last weekend by a group of FFA (Future Farmers of America) volunteers—this done after weeding the asparagus and strawberries. It never ceases to amaze us how quickly work can go when there are so many hands to help.

Clipping garlic has also provided the crew with a welcome sit-down-under-the-shade activity. Indeed, you will start to see garlic heads in your boxes this week, which should complement the abundance of tomatoes and basil that we’re well on our way to having.