|This week, we would like to invite you on a virtual tour of the farm! Check out the video below…|
|Warm weather Warm weather on the farm is great for most crops but can put an early end to certain crops like strawberries. It also means that the start time on the farm food from 8 o’clock to 7 AM. Last Friday, we saw a 6 AM start time, so we could get strawberries out of the field before the rain came.Friday morning we got 2.6 inches of rain. This was a much-needed rain and has taken pressure off irrigating for a couple of days. Unfortunately our rain came with some wind and a little bit of hail. Most things survived, but it will slow them down a bit.|
On the FarmStrawberry season will be short this year – this heat is hard on the blossoms (which turn into strawberries). Soon, we will have snow peas, and sugar snap peas. Yellow squash and zucchini are starting to produce and we ate the first few in our house this week.
Raspberries are just starting to bear fruit, so we will be harvesting the first few berries within the week.Unlike the strawberries, which have a short season, raspberries start producing in June and last for a couple of months. They have a long life in the field, but because of the fresh eating variety we grow, they are only meant to be stored a few days. That means, just like the strawberries, they are picked and in your hands in a a matter of a day or two.
|The potatoes are growing nicely and will be available in July. Sweet corn season is a bit late for us this year…probably nut until the second week of July. Michael has had a ground squirrel problem in the popcorn, so he will be patching some in the holes this week. KohlrabiI tend to forget that not everyone is familiar with Kohlrabi. Kohlrabi isthat little green alien looking ball in your vegetable bag. In our house we eat this raw often. You peel the outer green layer and then slice it into thin strips. Then you eat it like a carrot. It’s also great in stir fry, soups, and baked like to chip in the oven|
Online Ordering – Additions to your Weekly Subscription
If you would like to add produce to your weekly vegetable subscription tomorrow, you can go online to pekareksproduce.com/shop and place your order by 11:59pm tonight. We will add it to your regular bag for tomorrow.
Week 5: Vegetable Subscription
We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions, please call Katie at (402) 560-3110 or Ryan at (402) 641-3305.
Ryan, Katie, Jacob, Margret, Michael, Lukas, Grace, and Crew