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July 13 update from our farmer

Posted 7/19/2020 6:53pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

 

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, July 15th 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 James C., Joe L. and Tom Z.

There will be a volunteer "sign-up"; sheet at the pickup site that you can use to pick your date(s) and time(s) to volunteer or to let us know what other type of  volunteering you are interested in doing.

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:

Hi Everyone,


We received 3 ½ inches of rain on Friday from Tropical storm Fay. It is a lot of water in a short time but fortunately it fell at a steady rate here on the farm and was not accompanied by heavy winds. The ground was very dry after a month with almost no rain and it soaked it up easily. We are now able to get back to planting and caring for the tomatoes and other crops without the added burden of moving sprinklers around. We were held up with planting because the ground was so dry that clouds of dust where rising and my soil was being carried away in the wind, anytime we tried to prepare ground.

I continue direct seeding various crops until the middle of September, and we are presently transplanting the fall brassica crops like Brussel’s sprouts and cauliflower. As dry as it was it was difficult to even prepare panting beds, let alone get small, shallowly planted seeds like carrots to germinate.

As we move into the dog days of summer, greens become harder to grow and the warm weather crops begin to predominate. Many of these are in the Solanaceous family, which includes eggplant, peppers, tomatoes as well as potatoes. We will begin shipping eggplant this week, peppers next week. Potatoes and tomatoes will be abundant soon as well.

The full share for this week will be: Lettuce, broccoli or kale, summer squash, radishes, cucumbers, eggplant, rainbow carrots, tatsoi or bok choy and garlic.

Enjoy!


Farmer John

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