Crop Planning and Harvesting Armenian Cucumbers
August 3rd, 2023
Have you ever wondered how we choose what we grow? A unique aspect of being a certified organic farm is that we have to submit our yearly crop plan for approval before the year even starts! You can see part of our plan for the summer season in the photo above. We typically choose crop varieties based on both our climate and feedback from our community. For Fall for instance, we’re focusing on heat-tolerant varieties as well as those with shorter harvest timelines. Since we have to immerse ourselves in preparation for a season before it even arrives, we’ve already ordered seeds for Fall and will begin seeding in the next couple of weeks!
Armenian cucumbers are in season! Did you know that Armenian cucumbers are technically a melon? They prefer to creep along the ground (pictured above) like a melon rather than being trellised like our other cucumbers. Though they’re melons, Armenian cucumbers taste more like a cucumber with a mild sweetness. They have a vibrant, glossy skin and longitudinal ridges that make for attractive fluted slices. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see an Armenian cucumber on the bottom and one of our Tasty Green cucumbers on the top for comparison. You can add Armenian cucumbers to your Veggie Share or get them at the Farm Stand on Saturday from 9am-noon!
Frequently Asked Farm Questions
We’ve been receiving some similar questions at the Farm Stand recently so we wanted to take the opportunity to share the answers with you here!
Can I purchase eggs from your hens? Since our hens lay a limited amount of eggs every week, they are only available for our current Veggie Share Members.
How do I store my fresh herbs? The herbs we offer through the Farm Stand can be stored just like you would a bouquet of flowers: in a jar or glass of water kept on your kitchen counter.
Upcoming Farm Events:
Farmers Markets this month: Saturday August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 9am-12pm
Meet the Farm tour on Saturday, August 26th from 10-10:30am (sign up here)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Zucchini, Eggplant, Okra, Tromboncino Squash, Armenian Cucumbers, Tasty Green Cucumbers, Long Beans, Assorted Peppers, Bitter Melon, Korean Melons, Sweet Potato Greens, Malabar Spinach, Butternuts, and Herbs.