Lots of running around to Farmer’s Markets this week. It was a rather slow week at most of the markets. I’m thinking many families are on vacation since summer is coming to a close – sadly. We’re taking next week off from the markets to rejuvenate ourselves and take a breather.
The word around here is all the disappointment gardeners are experiencing because of the blight that is affecting tomato and potato crops. My tomatoes are fine (so far) even if they aren’t bearing too much yet. I check them daily to see if the blight has hit yet. So far, so good. We shall see…… Here is the first bit of my crop. Funny how the yellow ones always bear first.
This Sunday, August 16, 2009, is the 4th “Greenfield Free Harvest Supper.” Our Leyden Glen Farm donated some of our local lamb. If it goes as well as last year, the organizers expect to feed over 700 people on the Greenfield Town Common. (No, we didnt' donate enough lamb for everyone - that would take our entire supply for the year!) All of the food is donated by local farms and volunteers run the entire project. We are excited to be a very small part of it. You have to bring your own place setting, if you plan on attending.
On a good note, the sunflowers are growing! I’ve been weeding all week – trying to do a row a day. The crop won’t be as spectacular as usual but at least there will be a crop!