Week 8 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA

Dobry Den!

July is a balancing act on the farm.  Each week our harvests become a bit more time demanding, yet we still have a lot of energy focused on planting and caring for the long season and fall crops.  Although the heat has slowed both us and the crops down, we have been pacing ourselves with plenty of transplanting, harvesting, and weeding among other demands.

This week we thought we were going to have our broccoli, cabbage, and kohlrabi plants transplanted.  While we were planning on waiting for the cooler weather (mid-90s instead of 105 +), there is something else we did not plan on….Monday morning we woke up to zero water.  Sometime during the night, there was a problem with the well and because the compressor of the ice machine is water cooled, it used what little water pressure that might have remained.

So we called the well company who arrived Monday morning.  And although there are some fun details to share with you all, the long and the short of it is that we are drilling a new well (the second one in under a year).

Luckily, the neighbor has loaned us a tank we can use to water transplants while we wait for the well to be completed and we picked up a bit more sprinkler pipe Monday afternoon.  We hope to be up and running by Friday.

What’s in today’s bag:

This week’s full share has:

  • Eggplant, Yellow Onions, Slicing Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn

This week’s partial share has:

  • Eggplant, Yellow Onions, Slicing Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn

Recipe Suggestions

Be sure to check out this week’s recipe for eggplant parmesan and our and CSA Member Guest Post!  If you have a recipe to share, email it to pekareksproduce@hotmail.com or include it in the comments section.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions send us an email or give us a jingle and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew

 

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