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Friday, July 28, 2017

Week 8 Watermellons!

Watermelons are ready for harvest!


It’s one of my favorite days of the summer. Nothing quite says summer the way a juicy, field warmed watermelon tastes crack open on a hot day in July. The actual harvest itself quite a lot of fun, too. We first go through the field on a scavenger hunt and make rows of the ripe melons, which then literally get tossed through the air to someone who places it in the bin. Everyone in the crew gets into it, and we’ve only dropped one melon so far this year!

Just when I was ready to fire up our irrigation pump for the first time this year, mother nature came through with a couple inches of light, steady rain to get us through another week or two. This week also offered a much needed reprieve from the hot, humid weather we’ve been experiencing the past couple weeks, which made everyone on the crew happy.

This week the share will include:

Green curly kale
Rainbow chard
Head lettuce
Cabbage
Fennel
Beets
Carrots
Summer squash
Zucchini
Cucumbers
Onions
Potatoes
Watermelon
Green beans – PYO
Sunflowers – PYO
Herbs - PYO

Just a reminder, we only allow one pickup per week but the choice of day is up to you. If you cannot make it for one of the weeks, you can always send a friend to pick up your share for you. Please remember to bring your tote bags! The shareroom is open Monday & Thursday 2-7pmTuesday and Friday 12-5pm


Upcoming Programs and Events: 

Friday Night Dinners: Join us for dinner by Chive and music in the Stone Paddock. The family-friendly dinners feature food grown or raised on our farms (as well as other local area farms.)  Dining on the farm is one of the best ways to enjoy the flavors of the season! Ticket prices include full dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. Beer and wine is available for purchase.   Sign up now! 


Saturday Hay Bale Hangout: 

Every Saturday  10AM-2PM Member Child: $5 Nonmember Child: $10Join us at Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms. Stop by anytime between 10AM – 1:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every half hour.  Once you’ve paid, stay for an hour or all day! Cash only please. No additional cost for adults. 

Camp Update

This was Farmer Appreciation Week at camp!  Our young farmers learned about milking and growing crops.  We still have a few spots left in Farm Camp!

News from the Farm Store

Introducing Round Point, a new cheese created by our resident Cheesemaker. Round Point , a soft, full-flavored cheese.   It is now available at the store and will be part of the Cheese Share! 

Please remember to bring back your glass milk bottles. We bottle milk on Wednesday mornings and it is ready in the store on Wednesday mid afternoon.

                                       

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