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July 20 update from our farmer

Posted 7/22/2020 11:36pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

Hi from Downtown Harvest CSA!


The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, July 22nd 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 Kristy W., Danielle S. and Wendy L. We are looking for a volunteer for the second shift (6.30-8pm), please reply to this e-mail if you can help us.

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 Folks,


I guess I do not need to tell you how hot and humid it is! It’s July in New Jersey! We are once again waiting and hoping that some summer thunderstorms bring us some much-needed rain. In the  meantime, we are moving the sprinklers around and laying out old drip tape to trickle some water on a few crops and help the germination of recently seeded plantings.

Along with the ardors of mid-summer come some of the joys- those warm weather veggies. The beans have begun; the peppers are popping, and the tomatoes are turning red. We were working hard in April to get a jump on the tomato season and it looks like it has paid off. This is the earliest I can remember having enough tomatoes to put in the shares. There are not a lot this week, but they will become more abundant every week.

We also have some cauliflower heading up; they are not very large, but the quality is good. All the brassica crops require a lot of water and most of them abhor the heat almost as much as I do. Most of the farmers I know have given up even trying to grow broccoli and cauliflower from a spring planting- there are just too many challenges. I love to eat both, and I know that many of you do as well. Perhaps I like a challenge or maybe I am just too stubborn to give up. We still have some broccoli coming in and will rotate over the next couple of weeks with the cauliflower and kale. Greens in general are scarce right now and we will not have lettuce for the next few weeks. We have some fresh sweet onions for you this week. These are less pungent than the regular onions and they are not good keepers- use them quickly!

The full share for this week will be: Swiss chard, broccoli or cauliflower, summer squash, cukes, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, beets, sweet onions, beans (green, wax or haricot vert) and basil.

Enjoy!


Farmer John

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