We ENJOYED our first beefsteak tomato of the season. It was big enough one tomato was all we needed. It was good, full of flavor and just the right amount of acidity. I have several more that are available now and several more that will be ready by the weekend. If you are one who has lost a little faith in the flavor of tomatoes – this one will give you hope.
Also available this week … the sweetest snap peas I think I have ever eaten and I have A LOT of them. If you have not had a chance to make creamed peas and potatoes, I have everything you need. My green beans are also starting to kick in and the beans are tender, stingless and full of flavor. Of course the zucchini and yellow squash are coming on in full force and my cucumbers while only starting are off to a prolific start. I have a few heads of cabbage and am patiently waiting for the next round. This week I have touchstone gold beets and they are beautiful. I love the touchstone because they are so sweet and yet don’t taste like dirt. I have a few red baby beets and am hoping to roast some one night this week. By the weekend I will have the first of the sweet corn and the peppers are starting to go to town. There are more things on their way so the colors, flavors and textures will continue to change. The produce has kicked in. You could shop me for a new and very different flavor for every night this week. This is my favorite time of the year, when there are so many tasty options that making a decision can prove impossible. We work so hard for this brief moment when the garden becomes our grocery store and we would just love it, if our garden could become yours. I also have canning tomatoes available. If you want these, please call me directly. They will not be listed in our online store.
There is still time to reserve your order for Thursday delivery. The store will close tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Simply go to http://lecuyergardens.locallygrown.net/ and select your favorites. The online store is easy to use and helps both of us keep track of availability. I hope you will give us a try.
Autie had her last blast ball game of the season Sunday and Livie has practice tomorrow and her last regular game Friday. We are hoping Grandma Carol will be able to come watch it. This week has been a busy one with the second week of swim lessons and a feeble attempt to get caught up on weeding.
Yesterday we had some visitors from Salina stop by to tour the farm and my girls loved it. While I visited with the adults, the girls gave their son the full tour which included baby kitties, snake skins and a little hide-n-seek. We love on farm visitors and from now until the end of the season we are opening our doors by appointment on Mondays and Tuesday for those who want to save some money. Farm market leftovers from Sunday will be half price to ALL on-farm visitors. The produce is just as good as it was the day before, but we need to make room for the bounty for the week ahead. We are adult and kid friendly and so make it a family outing. We promise are more than a little weedy, but the produce is fresh and fabulous. The view is breathtaking and we offer you a chance to enjoy a little simplicity in the midst of a hectic world. That is what our farm is for us anyway… a small oasis from the world’s insanity.In the morning I am going to go out to see what wild fruit is still available and I will spend part of the day picking peas and green beans for my Thursday deliveries. v