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Farm News for Saturday, August 4th, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM MARKET & CSA

notes for the week of
Saturday, August 4, 2018
on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello all!

Volunteers!

Many thanks to Chris for helping us at the truck last week! There are still openings available for later in the summer.

Did we get any rain here?
About 7 1/2 inches last week, followed by a beautiful weekend, followed by another week of rain. All day yesterday, off-and-on today, called for the rest of week. It has become more than just a pain... Potatoes are rotting in the mud, plant diseases are spreading, we aren't offering some items this week that must be picked dry or they'll spoil (green beans, most basil). It can stop anytime.


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This was our farm entry road last Wednesday, me following Chris in on my way home from the orchard.

This week's produce will include.. (new/back) (sale)
  • Greens: arugula, cabbage, chard (bags & bunches), dandelions, lettuce (bags & heads) , kale (bags & bunches) & pea shoots.
  • Veggies: beans (Romano pole), beets, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers (Diva, slicers & picklers), Italian eggplant, garlic, mushrooms (oyster & shiitake) , onions (sweet), peppers (green bell, sweet banana & cayenne), potatoes (red, purple & fingerlings), scallions, summer squash & zucchini, tomatillos & tomatoes (red field, Brandy Boy heirloom, roma & two types of cherries).
  • Herbs: Sampler, basil (just the small size of our best... we'll have to lay it all out to dry), chives, sage, soup sorrel & mint (peppermint & spearmint).
  • Fruit, berries & melons: apples (Dandee Red & Pristine), cantaloupes, white nectarines, peaches, plums (Castleton prune & yellow) & rhubarb.
  • Eggs & Cheese: eggs, the usual cheeses (plus smoked cheddar!).
  • Miscellany: apple sauce, honey, strawberry jam, campfire wood.

[photo] Our slicer cucumbers are coming in in greater numbers, and better quality than earlier.


[photo] And we still have lots of summer squash!
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Hope you can find something on the list that looks or sounds good to you! Have a good week and hope to see you Saturday.

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam
your Star Hollow Farmers


[photo] And the best-looking crop on the farm is..... Jerusalem Artichokes. But you have to wait. Sorry! (We know you were dying for some just now.)

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