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Good Farm Harvest July 16th- News & more!

Posted 7/16/2019 11:00am by John and Aimee Good.

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Deadline to schedule online is Monday of the week you need to change, otherwise email Aimee for last-minute changes.

 

Knee-high by the 4th of July? This sweet corn is well past Farmer John's knees!

The old saying goes - the corn should be knee-high by the 4th of July to get a good harvest.

Well, it looks like we will be in for a good early harvest this year!

Farm apprentice David Darling took this photo on the 4th of July, for the record.

Farmer John developed a new corn planting strategy this winter, after attending educational workshops at the PASA conference.

The goal is for 3 plantings of sweet corn, to extend the entire picking season, for a total of 7-8 weeks of corn this summer.

I mean really, can you ever have enough sweet corn?

So far it looks good. The first planting is filling out the ears and hopefully we will start picking by the end of the week!

 

THE HARVEST

New - Fresh garlic! (fresh-dug garlic has a wonderfully strong flavor, enjoy!)

Carrots - check out that carrot Aimee's holding- about 18"!

Red &/or Orange tomatoes

Zucchini and/or Summer squash

Salad mix

Scallions

New Red potatoes (hopefully! - the farm crew is digging these right now, fingers crossed!)

Coming Soon: Sweet corn, green peppers, sweet onions, eggplant!

 

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

Green beans - 1 pint per small share, 1 quart per regular

Cut flowers - 5 stems

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

COOPERATIVE SHARES: Fruit, Eggs, Coffee & Biweekly coffee shares this week! Fruit is 1 pint of blueberries this week! Be sure to check the list and take your blueberry pint for all fruit shares only!

NOTE: No fruit next week, but peaches will start the following week.

 

*Below, Farmer John and farm apprentice Kailey Graver are forking the carrots for harvest. As the carrots get larger, the forking gets tougher! 

We hope you enjoy these farm-fresh carrots. This is one of our favorite treats from the fields.

The skins are so thin and tender, they do not even need peeling. A good washing with a vegetable scrubber is sufficient.

And because they are so fresh, the skins are still sweet. They only become bitter in long storage, which is why we peel the carrots from the grocery store - they're old!

The farm crew laughs, but I often just rub off the dirt and enjoy one as a snack after harvest!

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

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Germansville PA 18053

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