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Bringing in the Garlic! Celebrating Good Farm German Extra Hardy Harvest!

Posted 7/9/2019 8:23am by John and Aimee Good.

Bringing in the garlic!    BULK GARLIC HARVEST 2019

It's time. Every year, right around the 4th of July, the garlic is ready for harvest.

Fresh garlic must be pulled from the ground, cleaned & bunched, and transported to the greenhouse for drying.

We put the shadecloth on the greenhouse and keep the fans running to create a good environment for drying down the garlic.

After a few weeks, the garlic is dry and cured, and we can cut the heads from the stems. Then it is sorted, and some is saved for seed to be planted in the fall again.

And the cycle of yearly planting and harvest continues. . .

Here's to wonderful Good Farm German Extra Hardy garlic! 

So flavorful, with nice big cloves! Can't wait!!!

 

THE HARVEST at The Good Farm

New - Mini cabbage! (tender little cabbages, just right for a single meal!)

Red beets

Carrot bunch

Red or Orange tomatoes

Zucchini and/or Summer squash

Salad mix OR Head lettuce

Broccoli

Garlic scapes

Scallions

Choice: Kale, Swiss Chard, Radishes, Turnips, or Cucumbers

Coming Soon: Sweet corn, green peppers, sweet onions, fresh garlic!

Upick at the farm :  Herbs - Cilantro, Dill, Sage & Parsley

Green beans & cut flowers coming soon!

U-PICK GARDEN HOURS: Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 am - 7 pm. Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 9 am - noon. 

COOPERATIVE SHARES: Eggs, Coffee shares this week! Fruit is coming soon!

 

*Below, Farmer John instructs the crew as they prepare to harvest broccoli. Broccoli is one of the more challenging crops to harvest, as it takes a practiced eye to judge when the broccoli crown is ready to pick.

The crown must rise up out of the plant and begin to present itself, the bead of the head must begin to soften and open a bit, and the color must be bright.

But if you wait too long, the heads will open too far, and start the transformation into broccoli flowers!

 

More ways below, to find what you need to know:

CSA Pickup/ Upick Hours  - lists hours for all pickup sites, as well as Farm Upick times

CSA Pickup Changes & more - change contact info, check your balance, make a payment, schedule a vacation hold and double pickup, switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)

News & Blog - Missed an email? Want to review an old one? You can find all our email posts here in our blog archive.

Recipes - Every week we post new recipes highlighting the vegetables in your share. Most recent additions will be at the top of the page, but we have quite a lot of recipes on this page, and you can search by vegetable to find many more ideas!

 





Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

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