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August 10 update from our farmer

Posted 8/11/2020 4:10pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

Week 10 of 24

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, August 12th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry at 8pm.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped at the pickup site and behind the scenes. We could not do this without you. Our volunteers this week will be Adam C. and Galina R. (5pm to 6:30pm), Yenny S. and Marco A. (6:30pm to 8pm)We need a volunteer for the 6:30 to 8pm shift 2 weeks from now (August 26), so please let us know if you can help.

Full shares are now being delivered in boxes that cannot leave the pickup site.  Please bring your own bags so you can transfer the contents to them. If you have borrowed a reusable bag from us, we ask that you return it.  If you have received items in plastic containers, please return the containers.  Egg share members should also return their cartons. 

Remember that face coverings are mandatory when picking up as well as maintaining a 6 foot distance from others if they are not in your household. Only one member of your household will be allowed to enter the garage. Regulations from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services can be viewed here: http://www.downtownharvest.org/blog/39286

We are still accepting new members for produce at prorated fees, but John has asked us not to take any new orders for eggs for the time being.

Sincerely,

Maria, Phil, Katia, Nancy, Jeff, and Pamela

And, here is an update from our farmer, John Krueger:

Hello All,


We received 5” of rain from tropical storm Isaias but no real damage from the wind. It was too much rain all at once, but we have sandy, well drained soils and most of the precipitation soaked in. We had just finished rolling up the sidewalls on most of our high tunnel greenhouses and had to run around closing them all up again or risk damage to the structures. I hope that those of you who lost power have been restored by now and did not sustain too much other damage.

The melons are coming in heavy now- both watermelons and cantaloupes, honeydews, galia and others. I few groups received some last week and may or may not get them again this round. It will just depend on availability. Sweet corn is beginning to mature, and we should have enough to begin distributing by late this week or more certainly by next week. Lettuce is back! We are beginning another rotation with the ground cherries- some groups will receive them and others cherry tomatoes. The eggplant is on pause for the moment, but I’m sure that most of you are ready for a break. Beans are also on hiatus for this round except for those who did not receive theirs last week. We ended up donating hundreds of pounds because the quality was poor and the came up short at the end of the week. We have another planting in flower now and the earlier plantings have perked up after the rain, and are flowering again.

The full share for this week will be: Lettuce, rainbow carrots, summer squash, peppers, potatoes, garlic, watermelon or some other type of melon, tomatoes, basil, scallions
 , ground cherries or cherry tomatoes.

Enjoy!

Farmer John

Week 15 update from our farmerSeptember 15th, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 16th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of

Week 14 update from our farmerSeptember 8th, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 9th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of S

Week 13 update from our farmerSeptember 1st, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady

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