June 5, 2019

For Week #1 of the 2019 FACSAP Summer Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENSLawrence and Becky Latané

  • Rainbow Chard bunches

  • Tuscan Kale bunches

  • Elephant Garlic

  • Salad Mix

  • Heirloom Mint bunches

As far as I can tell, heat has ruined our turnips (which are usually very dependable) and I need to give the Tuscan Kale time to regenerate after this week's harvest which will completely strip the plants to remove leaves damaged by cabbage moths.  

Next week, we expect to have beautiful Napa cabbage and new red potatoes.

Thanks,

Lawrence

GREEN THUMB GROWERS – Tom Miller

  • No harvest this week.

Anticipating our first harvest within the next couple of weeks!

DOWNTOWN GREENS YOUTH FARM PROGRAM – Jennifer Gron

  • Fresh herb bundles, mostly Oregano and some Thyme.

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM – Jamie Whitaker

  • Curly Kale

  • Lacinato Kale

  • Basil

GUERRA FARM – José Antonio Guerra Martinez

No harvest this week.

Everything is growing well a...

June 12, 2018

For Week #4 of the 2018 FACSAP Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS – Lawrence & Becky Latané

  • Snow Peas.

  • Dinosaur Kale

GREEN THUMB GROWERS – Tom Miller

  • Lacinato Kale

Kohlrabi is still one to two weeks from maturity.  I will keep you posted on this product.

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM – Jamie Whitaker

  • Leeks

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM – Francis Ngoh

  • Beets

  • Carrots

  • Broccoli

  • Cauliflower

  • Potatoes

GUERRA FARM – José Antonio Guerra Martinez

No Harvest this week: 

Good night. It is a pleasure to be able to greet you again. I tell you that the crops that will first produce on my farm are squash, Magda and zucchini. Later I will have everything that I produced last year, because some of them are still small. I think that in 3 weeks I will be delivering some products. If there is a chance before I will let you know. Wishing you a happy night, blessings.

Muy buenas noches. Es un placer el poder saludarle nuevamente. Le cuento que l...

May 30, 2018

Here is a note from Jose on how Guerra Gardens is fairing this week. We have provided the translation as well as Jose's original text below.

"Good afternoon. Thank you very much for everything you do benefitting us and the other people. Regarding my farm I still do not have harvests because the excess of water has damaged my crops a lot, but I'm still struggling and I will let you know a week before when I have products to deliver. May God bless you and have a happy day."

"Muy buenas tardes. Mil gracias por todo lo que hace a benefició de nosotros y la demás gente . Respecto a mi granja todavía  no tengo cosechas  pues el exceso de agua me ha dañado mucho mis cultivos, pero sigo luchando y yo le haré  saber una semana antes cuando  tenga productos  para entregar. Que Dios la bendiga y que pase un feliz día. "

May 30, 2018

Jamie from Hartland Natural Farms, wrote the following to keep our members connected with what is happening at their school's farm:

Tomatoes are fruiting, but I can never predict when we will suddenly have them in the right quantity. I do know that we have a lot of tomato plants out! Cucumbers are up, so probably the end of June for those. Peppers are a little late, But we should have them by July and on through the fall. Eggplant also is late. For this week for FACSAP, we should be able to offer: Lacinato kale, collards (again!), garlic, cilantro, and if they want curly kale also... a lot of greens!!

We are expecting to have blueberries mid-to-late June.  

Our early season was great.  It is more now that the weather is affecting us. Hot, then floods, and challenge with weed control as it must be done by hand when it's too wet for our machinery. I am demonstrating the benefits of mulching, and praying that diseases won't crop up too badly. Beans should be plentiful by late June/into...

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