Farm Tour on Saturday and No Farmers Market this Weekend
August 24th, 2023
Our Farmers Market and Farm Stand will be on summer vacation this Saturday, August 26th. We’ll return to our regular schedule next Saturday, September 2nd. In the meantime, we encourage you to join us for our monthly Meet the Farm Tour this Saturday from 10-10:30am! Our tours are a great way to experience the seasonal changes while offering you the opportunity to see what your favorite crops look like as they grow. This month, you’ll be able to see our beautiful row of flowering luffa (pictured above) and get to taste-test some of our melon varieties. Our tours are open to the public and free of charge, we just ask that you sign up here in advance.
We’re excited to share one of our experimental summer crops with you: snake gourd! Also referred to as “snake bean”, this member of the Cucurbit family produces very long, slender fruits that resemble snakes. While we don’t have any snake gourds to share with you yet, we wanted to show you their beautiful flowers! As you can see in the photo below, they are white in color rather than the typical yellow we see in most members of the Cucurbit family. What makes them incredibly unique is that they have long, thin tendrils extending from the ends of their petals. Aren’t they incredible?!
Some of our fall crops are already germinating the greenhouse! One of our favorites to watch grow is Swiss chard. The seed clusters of chard actually contain several individual seeds so if you look below, you’ll see that most cells have more than one plant in them. The fascinating thing about chard is that you can already see the vibrant colors of their stems in this early stage of growth! Once our chard produces its first set of true leaves in the next week or so, we’ll thin each cell down to just one plant in order to allow plenty of space for the roots to develop. We can’t wait to share more of their progress with you as they grow!
Upcoming Farm Events:
Meet the Farm Tour on Saturday, August 26th from 10-10:30am (sign up here)
Next Farmers Market: Saturday, September 2nd from 9am-noon
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, Roselle Greens, Butternuts, and Herbs.