As we approach mid-August, and you’re contemplating the summer projects you need to get finished and your back to school preparations, please don’t forget to schedule some time to come to the farm and complete more of your work hours!

This  time of year,  we need one more good push of weeding and planting to get us over the hump and into the home stretch of the fall. We had a great group of people out at the farm this past weekend, and we would love to see more of you in the coming weeks. If you are wondering what to do with that random summer afternoon and you want to be outside, sign up for a work shift. The weather has been great, and when we have many hands, the work is much lighter!

We are not only weeding but planting the final fall crops for the season: broccoli, cabbage, carrots, beets, and lettuce. In a couple of weeks, just about everything will be in the ground. In the meantime, we are maintaining the “hot crops”: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, husk cherries, tomatillos, and melons. Some of these have been slow this year— mostly, I think, because of the cool nights we had in June. They finally started growing like they should, but they still have some catching up to do.

Soon, we will be harvesting one of my favorite long-season crops: potatoes. What is your favorite crop? Come see how it is doing at the farm!