Sunday, August 12, 2012

Vegetable Season in Full Swing!

Here we are...the middle of August and the vegetable season at the farm is in full swing.  In our neck of the woods we have been getting the rain needed to bring our vegetable crops back from the very dry and almost dead state that some of them were in.  Let me tell you, that is a great feeling, when just a short time ago, we were looking at a huge loss of our crops.  In fact one customer said to me today " I thought there weren't any peaches this year"...the good news is Romeo, Michigan I should say, did take a big hit on their peach crop, but they are picking some peaches  The crop is very small, and they won't have alot for canning, but those Romeo Peaches are available and WONDERFUL!

Canning Time!
Romeo Peaches

For those of you who like to make your own is the time, pickles are in full swing and before the vines stop producing, you should be making your bread & butter, dill, sweet or whatever kind of pickle you like.  It is also prime time for sweet corn, green beans, beets, hot and sweet banana peppers, and we do have some bushels of tomatoes everyday, it will still be a week or so before we are picking at full capacity.