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Some highlights of our gardening adventures in July

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A mid-July harvest of Kale, Collards, Radnips, Carrots, Beans, and Romaine Lettuce.

Happy Smiling Sunflowers.

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Photo by Andrea Nickerson

Farmer Andrea’s Kales are Trees.

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Farmer Andrea’s Companion Planting of Beets and Broccoli is thriving.

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The heat of Summer brings on goodies like Tomatoes (variety: Bosche Blue), Eggplant, Summer Squash (Zucchini + Patty Pan), Winter Squash (like this Acorn Squash), and Watermelon.

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Farmer Faenin is proud of how large his Onions are, these are early ones.

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A Pear Tree planted for baby Lennon 17 years ago has it’s first Red Pear; a lovely Butterfly is sipping sweet juice from rotting fruit.

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‘Seal’ Lavender throwing up the largest spears of all our varieties.

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First time growing Wild Tobacco, for ceremonial purposes.

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View of perennial beds of Sorrel, Onions (for seed), Chamomile, Plantain, Calendula, Horseradish, Chives, Strawberries, Asparagus, and Raspberries, with some Ground Cherries thrown in.

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One of only a few successful Cucumbers.

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It might be time to stop trying to grow Cucumbers outdoors. Between the insects and the mildew it’s a whole lot of work for nothing most years. We keep on trying because we love the taste of field Cukes in varieties not found in any store.

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July is Garlic harvesting, and hanging to dry time. Many thanks to Paul + Andy for getting most of these beauties out of the field.

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pretty little garlic all in a row

Farmer Andrea’s mom came to visit and they harvested some monster Kale!

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Farmer Andrea also introduced the Veggie-Table. Held outside an art studio she shares with her partner, they are bringing Fresh, Local Veggies + Art to downtown Tilbury.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: NEXT WEEK’S BASKETS PICKUP DATES ARE CHANGING. If you pick up at the farm your pickup will be on Tuesday October 14th. If you pick up at one of our three Windsor locations your pickup will be on Wednesday October 15th. If your pickup location is at The Urban Greenhouse please note that they will only be open until 6:30 next week so if you can’t make it in time please call them to let them know and they will hold your veggies until the next day.

It’s a week early for it – Thanksgiving Baskets. Little bits of traditional veggies and the end of the Summer bounty.

Squash!

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Butternut

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Bagheera Kabocha

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Acorn, Sweet Dumpling, Turban, and surprise Squash grown by Meme and Pepe Tremblay.

Red Kuri

Red Kuri

You’ll also find this….

007                                           Pfenning’s Organic Potatoes

011           From River Bell in Dresden, gorgeous!

Garlic!

Garlic!

Leafy Greens (Rainbow Kale / Rainbow Chard / Salad Greens, and Parsley) – If your greens are wilted put them in a cup of water and stand them in the fridge to perk them back up.

And lastly, Watermelon, Eggplant / Summer Squash, Hot or Sweet Peppers (the sweet ones are marked). This will be the last of the Watermelon and Sweet Peppers, and most likely the Eggplant. Fall has definitely arrived.

WEEK 16 BASKET

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Pictured: Carrots, Garlic, Hot Peppers, Eggplant, Parsley, Rainbow Kale, Potatoes, Squash

We now have Pork for sale at the farm! Pork Chops, Pork Steaks are $8 a pound, very limited quantities of Bacon is $9 a pound (first come, first serve), there is also organs (heart, liver), hocks, feet, half heads / jowl, and fat for $1 a pound. If we have a large enough demand we will choose one of our Windsor pickup locations to bring frozen pork to before the end of the season in 4 weeks.

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