Today we want to say welcome to our new CSA members who are doing a one month trial with Pekarek’s Produce CSA. Thank you for joining our little group here and you have joined just in time to join us for the farm tour.
The Pekarek’s Produce Farm Tour is THIS SUNDAY from 2 to 5 pm. We will have a hayrack ride leaving from the shed at 2:15 and 3:30. We will also be taking a walking tour through the greenhouse, high tunnels, and packing shed. Please join us if you can on Sunday, September 11 at the farm (2447 Road O, Dwight, Nebraska). The farm is on Highway 15, 13 miles north of Seward, Nebraska or 19 miles north of I-80 at exit 379.
In farm news, the pumpkins look pretty nice in the field. They are extremely bushy, with large vines, so it is almost difficult to see the pumpkins themselves. Unfortunately it looks like our fall cauliflower has black rot – which basically takes us out of the cauliflower business this fall. The fall cabbage and broccoli, however is looking pretty good and I am hopeful that some of that really late zucchini and cucumbers that were seeded will make a crop. And as usual, we have been having a good time with harvest…
We spent a little time on the tractor with the roto tiller cleaning up this week, trying to get rid of the weeds and prepare some ground for new crops. We took the cultivating tractor out, just briefly, to get it broke into the farm. We have high hopes!
Finally, be sure to join us for the Fall CSA! Signup info is below.
What’s In This Week’s CSA?
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Corn*
- Pickling Cucumbers
*Only in the Full Share