Crop list: Cosmic Mix, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Head Lettuce, Baby Carrots, Basil, maybe Sunflowers and Yellow Beans
I woke up this morning from a farmer nightmare. I dreamed that this morning, August 8th, the temperature dropped to 19 degrees. The garden was devastated. I was trying to write the newsletter and explain to you why there would be no veggies for the next 3 weeks. It felt really good to wake up!
We did have a light frost last week. No damage was visible on the plants, but it does stress them out. The summer squash slowed down a bit, it will bounce back but Monday's harvest showed the results. And that rain!!! What a welcome site, smell and feeling! We did get some hail, but it was slushy hail and did not do as much damage as it could have. The Swiss chard will have some holes in it, as will the sunflower leaves. Check out your squash also! It has some dents! I personally enjoy veggies that tell a bit of a tale!
August 2nd was Lammas. The day in the middle of the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. It is a day to celebrate the beginning of the harvest. Harvesting is all we are doing!! Friday crew picked peas all day! (Thank you!!) It is the time of year we run out of crates to put things in, because there is no time to wash them, and there is SO MUCH produce.
I have a fun necklace that my mama-in-law gave me. It is a beautiful bee. I like to wear it at this time of the year to remind myself to keep going, to feed the hive! I love watching bees work. It seems like a good life. The purpose is clear, and you get to fly around visiting flowers. I spotted a sunflower with 6 bees on it the other day, it was a good moment. They get busier this time of year. They know fall is imminent, the mornings are a bit crisper and Jed has dug out his headlamp for the earlier darkness.
The changes are subtle. The sun is still strong a feels great. The garden is giving all it's summer treats and putting weight on the late fall goodies we have to look forward to. I'm still enjoying all summer has to offer. Bare feet, cold water swimming, sunlight on my skin, the scent of sweet peas, cool breezes in the evenings, tomatoes...Savor the flavors of summer!
Check the attachment on your email for prices. Available cuts are: Boneless Loin Chops, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones, Bone in Shoulder Roast, Heart and Liver. We are working with another butcher for sausage and bacon. I'll let you know when those last two items come in! Feel free to email me or let your site host know if you want to order something!
Check the coolers at your site. I attached a list of prices and cuts to your email. If you know you want something, please email me and I will send it over for you. You can also tell your site hosts you have a request and I will send it the next week. We purchased 2 cows from Lifeline. They are packaged with our label because we brought them to the butcher live and for us to sell them they needed a label...and well, we are Cosmic Apple! It is really just the legalities of selling USDA inspected meat. More info then you need, but we want to be completely honest about what we have!
Find recipes for this weeks share here: www.cosmicapple.com/recipes.html
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