|Today's Harvest 6-12-12|
In between classes I've been getting stuff in the ground and went from being ahead of the gardening game to starting to lag behind. I still have some tomatoes, winter squash, cucumbers, melons, and basil and dill to get in not to mention the ground cherries and tomatillos that I want to get established in their own plots so they can self-seed. The dry beans need to be planted in the new bed.
|Super Sugar Snap Peas|
|Wando Shelling Peas|
|Respectable-sized bunch of broccoli side shoots|
|Wawa Tsai Chinese cabbage|
!!! WORMS IN CHERRIES UPDATE !!!Yesterday I placed another call to Levering's Orchard and instead of a human got a recording saying that Monday's rain had wiped out the rest of the cherry crop. From there I sent an email to two addresses I found on their website. Frank Levering emailed me this morning offering to refund my money or replace the cherries with the current fruit they're picking. I'm happy with that. I'm bummed that we won't have a supply of cherry products this year but we will have another fruit in it's place.
***EATING CROW (not cherries)***I've also realized that this is a prime example of one of the major risks of farming, growing, and eating locally. I mean, I've always known that intellectually but as Michael and I become more dependent on ourselves and local growers, this is being driven home in a real way. You will sometimes lose a crop that you and your family really love or even worse, that a grower really depends on. In the case of the cherries, for Michael and I it's an inconvenience and an annoyance. For Frank, it's a big loss of income and weeks of loving labor to have lost the last few weeks of cherry picking to worms and heavy rains.
Thank you Frank, for offering acres and acres of beautiful fruits every year.
If you're looking to preserve cherries now, check out the recipe archive above for some recipes we love!
We've had some really nice Springtime suppers that I hope to get posted soon. Asparagus, baby beets, new potatoes, fava bean hummus... Hopefully I'll have those meals posted in the next day or so.
Okay, I'm off to do some harvesting.