Our corn is the non-genetically modified, non-sugary-gene-enhanced, never-sprayed kind of sweet corn you really should rush from the bag to your cooking pot before it goes from sweet to starchy. We shuck and trim it for you ahead of time, since organic corn can often come with a few unwanted friends. Our hens enjoy those earworms a lot more than you do, and can turn them into tasty eggs to boot. I've been checking the corn just about hourly lately; it's not quite ripe enough yet for Wednesday's business, but will surely be ready for the weekend. We'll catch those of you who pick up your produce on Wednesdays next week with the corn.
The Sungold cherry tomatoes are also starting to ripen up. As with most fruiting crops, it starts with a trickle of a harvest, then quickly turns into a flood of tomatoes, so please do expect limited quantities for now. If you have never eaten a Sungold before, yes, they're supposed to be orange, yes they're amazingly sweet and fruity, and yes they are slightly(?) addictive. Please don't hunt us down and hurt us if we run out early; there will be many, many more in the very near future. The larger 'real' tomatoes aren't far behind.
The kale is starting to fade away in the heat; this might be our last week for it, and with smallish quantities at that. There's no end to the squash and cucumbers right now; it's an all-you-can-eat affair out there, and a great time to think about pickling if that's your thing. If you are looking for larger quantities of either squash or cukes, please contact me in advance, and we'll work out a bulk price for you.
The potatoes and onions are starting to dry down a bit, but aren't quite ready for pulling and curing. Both varieties of potatoes are still "new." The sweet or red onions are still uncured, but won't come to you with green tops anymore. We always hope to get both out of the ground, cured, and boxed up for storage before the onslaught of tomatoes begins, but we need dry weather to accomplish the task. If I had to pick two or three weeks out of the year when I pray to everything out there that it will not rain, these next few weeks are it. Think DRY thoughts for us!