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July 7 update from our farmer

Posted 7/7/2020 12:53pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

Hi from Downtown Harvest CSA!


The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, July 8th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry at 8pm.

There will be a volunteer "sign-up"; sheet at the pickup site that you can use to pick your date(s) and time(s) to volunteer or to let us know what other type of  volunteering you are interested in doing.

Remember that face coverings are mandatory when picking up as well as maintaining a 6 foot distance from others if they are not in your household. Only one member of your household will be allowed to enter the garage. Regulations from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services can be viewed here: http://www.downtownharvest.org/blog/39286

We are still accepting new members for produce at prorated fees, but John has asked us not to take any new orders for eggs for the time being.

Sincerely,

Maria, Phil, Katia, Nancy, Jeff, and Pamela

And, here is an update from our farmer, John Krueger:

Hi Folks,


So we still have not received any rain. The 90% chance of precipitation we had on Friday did not happen. The storms moved to the north of the farm and we got only a brief dust storm. The storms that we thought we might get Monday afternoon also passed around the farm. We are working hard to keep everything growing and newly planted crops germinating. I have purchased more sprinklers and we are reusing old drip tape to trickle water onto seed beds and crops on bars ground. We will be mulching certain crops with straw to retain the soil moisture.

Due to the drought the peas have petered out prematurely, which is unfortunate but at least you will not have to bear my pea puns and pe-alliteration any longer. Some groups did not receive peas last week so they will this time around. Beans will begin soon. The broccoli has started heading up so we will begin a rotation over the coming weeks to get all groups a bunch, with kale in its stead until your turn comes around. Turnips will be the root vegetable again this week- mostly white salad turnips but we will be mixing in a few red skinned and purple top types. We will have carrots for you soon, but they are still a bit small and we will run out quickly if we dig them at this size.

It is time to harvest the garlic and we are still short-handed. I have been unable to find flights for the four workers from Nicaragua who are part of my normal crew. We will have volunteer opportunities for the next 2 Sundays, July 12 th and 19 th at 10AM. Morning only as this is hard work and it will be too hot in the afternoon. Bring gloves, sun protection and plenty to drink.

The full share for this week will be: Lettuce, arugula, scallions, fennel, turnips, summer squash, cucumbers, broccoli or kale, Swiss chard and parsley or summer savory.

Enjoy!


Farmer John

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