Week 5 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA (7/2/14)

Happy 4th of July Weekend! (almost)

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This past week has been all about continuing the momentum here on the farm. There have been no major ups or downs, but consistency is the name of the game in the marathon vegetable season we run at Pekarek’s Produce.

We survived yet another round of storms that came through on Friday night into Saturday morning. Some of the crops have seen some damage, been flooded and are being exposed to disease “growing” weather, but all-in-all it looks excellent around the farm.

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The remainder of the high tunnels have been torn down in Omaha. We got one more greenhouse drug home in pieces and have one more to go. They will sit in a nice little pile until the late fall when we are ready to begin construction.

The sweet corn continues to get closer to harvest and we’ve started picking on the tomatoes under plastic, although the yields are still relatively low. We have also begun the zucchini harvest, again with low yields at this point. Peas are done L but green beans should begin to come off in around a week or so. We are also about ready for potatoes to be harvested – Yukon Gold, Kennebec, and Norland Red. We continue to harvest good looking cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower among the rest. Oh – and did I mention the 9 foot tall cucumber plants we are picking off of in the high tunnel… these are just cool to look at! Enjoy your produce!

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Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew

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