THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES
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AVALON FARMS Just put a reminder in APRIL of next year’s farm calendar “July is coming. Farming sucks in July. Plan for it!” That’s the unvarnished truth. It’s not even working in the heat. It’s when the heat ruins a crop because they won’t set fruit over 95 degrees. Or the heat plus lots of rain encourages fungus, mildew and disease. Or seeds just plain won’t grow. (It’s all so frustrating to a mere mortal. BUT it does showcase that only God can cause a seed to grow and produce no matter what you do right or wrong.) Next year it may be the lack of rain that is the issue. Or armyworms. Or volcanoes. Who knows! Always something out of our control. All of this is why it’s a joy to me when I am able to produce nice veggies for you all.
Working up my garlic order. Have to get those babies in the ground in September/October. With this year’s success (see, sometimes things work! ) I’ll be planting a full row of 1200. Plus a few elephant garlics just for fun.
While I’m planning and ordering for cool weather crops, do you have any requests? Would love to hear your ideas. Email me at email@example.com
BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Marketeers!
How are you?! This humidity is pretty rough! Humidity plays a large part in how productive vegetation is. Keeping things alive and well can be a REAL challenge this time of the year due to humid air which can zap the moisture right out of the plants! Having a humidity controlled environment to grow would be excellent. Since that is not an option at this point we will continue our tug of war with nature. Experimenting with different crops enhances our hands on knowledge and prepares us better for next growing.
In the garden we have some exciting developments. We have soybeans!
Learning how they grow along with how and when to harvest, has been a great adventure. We are not experts – yet. So we will be releasing them on the market this week or the week of August 4th IF all goes according to planned. Keep on the lookout! This week we will also be releasing our Poona Dill Pickles- from the Poona Kheera Cucumber. They are extremely tasty! For photos check our Facebook page – they are our pride and joy this year.
We will be off next week. Don’t miss us too much! Sending warm wishes of rest and relaxation – from our family to yours!
HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends. Hope this past week has been treating you well. For us, we’ve been busy as usual with all that we have going on at our urban farm. In the next few weeks we will be introducing some new and exciting things to the Market, that we’re excited to share with you.
We went out on a limb and decided to plant pumpkins in the Spring and boy did we get pumpkins! So many in fact that we decided to make pumpkin butter. Rich with cinnamon, nutmeg and all the spices that bring Autumn to mind, this butter is creamy and delicious!
In addition PEARS are in season! So we’re making all types of pear goodies that we invite you to try. Starting with our Cinnamon Spiced Pears. Our family tested and approved!
In chicken news we will be offering our bone broth kit this week! This will allow you to make your own bone broth at home! Good and good for you! We do have chicken feet up and are still working on how to bring our chicken back to the Market. Hopefully soon!
Of course our egg flats are available along with our basil varieties. Did you hear about Bain Home Gardens Poona Pickles? Made using a wonderful cucumber variety that’s organic. We grew this this year as well but they never made it to the Market. That’s how good they are!
As always we appreciate you all. We have been on the Market for one full year now and we are happy and thankful to be apart of the only Wiregrass Market that offers sustainable food. See you next week.