Week 8: July 27, 2019

Free-Range Layer Chickens at We Grow LLC

Mid-Season Stride

As we start to hit the mid-season stride, it feels like a good time to let you know what’s going on around here. We are sending a farm email every Friday. It is not the same as this newsletter and it often includes links to some recipe ideas as well as lots of info about other things that are happening both at the farmers market and at the farm. Make sure you are receiving this email.

Patty Pan Summer Squash
Green Romaine Lettuce
Fern Dill
Red Onion
Garlic Bulb
Slicing Tomato
Green Cabbage (larges only)
Cherry Tomatoes (larges only)

There has been a lot going on besides the typically weeding, planting and harvesting. This week we hosted a red hat group and it was such a pleasure to show off our growing spaces, community involvement and share some of our harvest with them. They made it all the way around the farm and joined us for a simple farm lunch with produce picked on the spot that morning. What a treat! That same afternoon, we baled some of the hay that was cut on Monday. With enough in the barn for our small herd to make it through an extended winter, we aren’t feeling as much pressure to prioritize that task. With this weather, it has been difficult to say the least.

Eric attended his first farmers market in the city of Phillips. We are hoping to expand our offerings in the area and meet more people to our north where there aren’t many vegetable operations or CSA farms. The market-goers were excited to see the fresh produce and pastured pork. We have high hopes for what will come and plan to attend this market through the rest of the season. If you know anyone in Phillips, please help us spread the word. We Grow will be there every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30.

Our Medford markets were not as calm and rosy. Saturday we had to leave early because of a storm. We stayed until a huge lightning strike that caused a fire just down the street. Time to leave! Then Tuesday everything was sunny until a nasty little storm moved in too quickly for us to take down our setup. With two tents to hold on to, Rebecca and volunteer Tonia used everything they had to keep things on the ground. It was scary! Other vendors didn’t fare so well. There were seven destroyed canopies when the clouds parted. Thankfully no one was injured, but it has been two rough Medford markets.

Growing for you,

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