The first taste of summer

This week we have seen the temperatures rise and the humidity kicking in here in the south. You would think we would all be used to that weather pattern that seems to hit us very summer beginning at some point June. I personally never am…I try and only play in dirt early in the mornings and late in the afternoon. After around 10am. I start dragging myself to the shower and a cold one at that.1013071_10201132106043141_1724897952_n

The farm has exploded with growth from a couple of weeks of good rain and heat…that combination is what a great summer season on the farm relies on. The field looks like a jungle and is kickin’ with big colors from the flowers. Just how it should be.

The is the point at which the season start to change and we enter into that transition of warm weather crops. Squash, zucchini and snap beans all start to ripen and show up in the market and in our CSA baskets. A lovely reprieve from all the greens of spring. These crops are followed closely by the first harvest of tomatoes….oh yes, that is what I am waiting for.  Bright yellow crookneck summer squash are ready for harvest this week and it’s one of my favorites. Now don’t get this squash mixed up with the smooth skinned kind you find in your grocery store. They are cousins but not the same. Crookneck yellow squash have bumping skin tougher skin and like their name implies they have a crook neck. They can also be larger than the mass produced squash that are in the store. They taste so much better…they taste like squas

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This week we are harvesting snap beans as well. I love these stringless sweet beans. You will notice there are some color in these beans that look different. We grow green, purple and yellow snap beans. Y’all know I like to shake that plate up…these are sweet and fresh so delish.

Lots of blooming flowers out there in the field. Mark favorite Snap Dragons are blooming along with sunflowers and zinnia and some gorgeous cherry dianthus…so bring your creativity and take home some food for the eyes and time for the soul here on the farm this Saturday. IMG_1255 1

CSA Pickup- Saturday

Squash

Zucchini

Green snap beans

Sesame Greens (mild like spinach) steam or sauté

Cucumbers

swiss chard

kale ( last harvest will be giving our shareholders bags for them to harvest their freeze shares)

Flowers & Herbs for cutting

Market

Chocolate Chess Pies

Buttermilk Lemon Chess pies

First batch of our Dill pickles of  the season

Last batch of our Strawberry Lavender Jam of the season

Apple Carrot bread

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My name is Peggy Lynn Marchetti. I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful, never boring children, and a farmer... that's right - a farmer... a female farmer to be exact. I live on a beautiful little third generation organic farm in middle Tennessee.

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