JustPicked Farms

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We won’t be at the market for the next 3 weekends.  Instead, we’ll be on vacation, checking out farmer’s markets in other places.  It will be strange, trusting someone else to let the chickens out every morning and lock them up at night, feed the dog, and take care of the garden, but hopefully we’ll come back recharged and ready for the rest of the market season.  Some of our produce will mature while we’re away – the cauliflower is already setting nice heads and will probably be done by IMG_1659the time we get back.  We have a few cayenne peppers about 6 inches long already.  We also have some beautiful beefsteak-type tomatoes that are already the size of tennis balls, and roma-type tomatoes the size of eggs.  These should be ripe in time for us to sell at our next market on June 25.  Wherever your travels take you this summer, or even if you stay close to home, I hope you take time to smell the roses… or tomatoes… or melons, and enjoy wherever you happen to be.

Cheryl Alvarado, JustPicked Farms

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