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Field Notes: Volume 16, Number 11

This Week’s Harvest

  1. Basil

  2. Parsley

  3. Beets

  4. Chard

  5. White Onions

  6. Tomatoes

  7. Potatoes

  8. Sweet Peppers

While we strive for consistency at the Ecosystem Farm, we ask that our SHAREholders please keep in mind that Friday and Tuesday harvests will not always be the same.

For your convenience, an exact harvest list will be posted in the packing shed.

Rain! Close to four inches of it, thanks to a few electrified showers that have given new life to our soil and our crops. The fig trees, in particular, have been revived after losing some of their green fruit and leaves in response to the heat of the past several weeks.

Of course, it was right before the rain that the Ecosystem Farm staff worked to clean out the farm’s irrigation pumps, in expectation of increased—and immediate—use. The staff has finally had time to complete this and other “Wish List” projects, and looks forward to hosting this weekend a group of FFA (Future Farmers of America) volunteers who will help them accomplish a few more, from mulching the small grove under which the crew often eats their lunch to removing some of those ever-present weeds.

The staff has also had time to notice some of the smaller parts of farm life: a new weed among the