Friday, July 16, 2010

Kale Trees and Eggplant

It was another very warm day today but that did not hold Chloe and I back. My trusty employee showed her great spirit and smiled despite the fact that she even got some sun burn. Today we worked hard and got some needed weeding done in the carrot beds. We actually harvest some nice carrots which will appear tomorrow at the farmers market in a stir fry mix. The mix includes carrots, zucchini, eggplant,kale and broccoli. I think it will be a terrific seller and we don't have too many of them because eggplant and carrots are just starting for us. Non the less I and Chloe are excited that they will be presented at market tomorrow. I will do my best to try and take a picture of one.
Tomorrow will also include another fresh pick of kale which has grown into tiny trees. Today we harvest our usual mid-sized leaves for fresh bunches as well as tiny leaves for the stir fry mix. Although the kale is still doing great tomorrow will likely hold some planting for fall kale!!
Zucchini is holding strong with lots to harvest and today also was the first day that we harvest eggplant. We have a couple of neat varieties and all will appear tomorrow at the market. We also will have our first cauliflower at market tomorrow. Ryan and I ate one earlier in the week and it was delicious.
The food co-op is also an exciting place as we have started to offer vegetable boxes there. So far a number of them have been ordered and we hope that they become a popular addition to our orders.
Well that is all for now!

p.s- i do have some pictures but the netbook is being difficult and won't let me get them off my phone. Will have to do that later.

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