We should be in the heart of asparagus season right now. Asparagus spears emerge and grow taller by the hour on warm sunny days. It's usually a bit like watching your grass grow in June (groan...but I just mowed yesterday!!) and has to be cut daily, if not twice a day. We had a chilly wet weekend with well below normal temperatures, and I haven't harvested more than a handful of asparagus since Friday. Monday and Tuesday look to be maybe a little brighter and warmer, then we're back to another chilly wet spell. I am not expecting much at all in the way of asparagus this week. I am leaving it off this week's availability list altogether, and let's all hope for more seasonal temperatures and sunshine next week.
Hey gardeners! If you want home-grown ripe tomatoes in July, you need to get those plants in the ground as soon as possible. Wait much longer, and you'll be hanging around 'til August for your harvest. I still have a nearly-full selection of tomatoes and peppers, but we are running low on squash and cucumber plants. As always, there's only so much I can fit on the truck headed to the farmers market, so feel free to email me with your wish list, and I'll be sure to have them at the market for you. You can also go for a little drive, visit the farm, and pick your own plants right out of the greenhouse. We have regular pick-up hours on the farm Wednesday and Friday evening, and Saturday afternoons; if those times don't work for you, contact me to make an appointment.
Thanks so much for your business, eat well, and have a great week!