I picked more cherry tomatoes this morning than we've seen in some time - still not stacks of flats of Sungolds, but a move in the right direction at last. The larger tomatoes are re-blooming prolifically and the vines are loading up again with green fruit. The sweet peppers have gone through a lull these past few weeks, but there are definitely a whole lot more big, beautiful green peppers on the plants, which means a whole lot more big, beautiful sweet peppers shortly. And tender, first-cut baby arugula this week! BLT's are awesome, but we love BAT (bacon, arugula, & tomato) sandwiches even more - if you've never tried one, you're missing out! Green beans, lettuce, tatsoi, radishes, and sweet potatoes coming soon!
In other news, Zely + Ritz closed their doors after nine years of business last week. We'll miss them! Chef Sarig was an avid supporter of many small local farms, and tirelessly promoted our little operation through his restaurant. CSA members who used to pick up at Zely can now pick up at the Pullen Place Cafe, in Raleigh's beautiful Pullen Park, just a mile and a half away. Please note that pick-up hours are slightly different here, from 3-7pm. Many thanks to Holly and her staff for working with us to arrange for a new pick-up location of such short notice!