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July 29 update from our farmer

Posted 7/29/2020 9:17pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

Hi from Downtown Harvest CSA!


The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, July 29th 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. and Nyier A. (5pm to 6:30pm), Daniela T. and Connor A. (6:30pm to 8pm).

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 about 6/10 of an inch of precipitation this past week from 2 light overnight rains. It seems Mother Nature is doling out the moisture with an eye dropper! These light rains help a little, especially when they occur at night and have a chance to seep in. We really need a good soaking rain and our best chance for the week is tomorrow- 50%.

While the dryness makes it difficult for us to plant and keeps us busy moving sprinklers around, it is actually beneficial to the tomatoes and the squash family crops. Both are prone to fungal diseases which flourish when conditions are wet. We have a fabulous tomato crop that is coming in heavy now and we hope to sustain production through September. The melon crop is looking good and we should begin to harvest some in the next couple of weeks. We have potatoes ready to dig now and these will be in the shares most weeks during the rest of the season.

Also new for this week are ground cherries, aka husk tomatoes and cape gooseberries. Physalis pruinosa is the scientific name and they are members of the solanaceous family, cousins of the tomatillo. They are quite sweet and have an interesting flavor that many love (and some not so much). Slip them from their paper husk and eat them out of hand. They make great snacks for kids. Depending on the supply, some groups may not receive these until next week.

The full share this week will be: Yukon gold potatoes, eggplant, peppers, beans, tomatoes, white onions, summer squash, cucumber, celery, kale or cauliflower, rainbow carrots and perhaps ground cherries.


Farmer John

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