|Where we’ll be:
Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
Thundermist West Warwick Farmers Market
It sure has been hot at the farm this week. This fact makes Blue Skys worker Jared quite happy, as he loves the heat. He can work in the hoop houses when the temperatures inside surpass the 100 degree mark. We are lucky to have him on the team as the rest of us, me in particular, do not do as well in the heat. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and we are lucky to complement each other well.
The key to harvesting in the heat is to get the produce out of the heat as soon as possible and into some cold water. The more technical term is “hydrocooling” and it just means that water is used to remove the ‘field heat’ from the produce. The quicker this happens the higher the quality of the produce. We use this method throughout the year, but it is particularly important when the weather is hot and humid.
This week we will be bringing the following times to market:
Skyphos Head Lettuce
Baby Golden Zucchini
Topless (woo woo!) Golden Beets
Juan du Doubts Yellow Carrots
Sweet Green Peppers
Photos from the farm:
Caraflex Cabbage in the field. This cabbage can be used both raw or cooked.
Lisianthus in the hoop house. These beauties will be harvested and brought to the market this week.
Lavender drying in our newly completed Drying Room. The use of this room decreases drying times considerably.
Your tax dollars at work! This Drying Room was made possible via a LASA Grant that Christina was awarded this spring.
Hope to see you at the market!