Week 16 of Pekarek’s Produce Weekly Vegetable Subscription
On The Farm
Hooray for rain! We are so excited to see some of that wet stuff coming down. As I sit here writing this in the early morning hours, its pitch black and I am listening to the rain come down!
We hope you all had a lovely Labor Day! Around here, Ryan jokingly says “Labor day is for laboring.” But it’s not really a joke. He typically gives the crew the day off and then the family works a half day with him, then we go take a break but we’re pretty sure he keeps working!
On The Farm
You don’t always know what the weather is going to give you, but with the predicted rain for Tuesday and Wednesday, we figured we should get a few things out of the field. Sunday, we harvested the last of the zucchini and yellow squash – they were starting to get a virus. Monday we harvested the last crop of sweet corn. By Monday afternoon, Ryan had the plants shredded down and cleaned up for the fall.
We had lot’s of fun picking the first load of pumpkins and winter squash for the season. There will be several more loads that come out of the field, but this crew did a great job getting the first 5 hayracks out of the field.
Fall is Here!
Fall is no longer “coming soon,” it’s here! I was downright chilled yesterday being outside and the rest of the crew is having to adjust to the weather too. Reminder that the last day of the weekly vegetable subscription pick up is September 23. We will take a short break from the weekly vegetable bags to transition into fall crops. The Fall 2020 Vegetable Subscription will begin November 4th. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Pekarek’s Produce Website.
This Week’s Produce
Sweet Horn Peppers
Ryan, Katie, Jacob, Margret, Michael, Lukas, and Grace