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August 3 update from our farmer

Posted 8/3/2020 8:24pm by Jeff Schrimmer.

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, August 5th 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.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped at the pickup site and behind the scenes. We could not do this without you. Our volunteers for this week are Stephanie F.  and Allison H. (5pm to 6:30pm) and Stephanie F. and Maris M. (6:30pm to 8pm).

Full shares are now being delivered in boxes that cannot leave the pickup site.  Please bring your own bags so you can transfer the contents to them. If you have borrowed a reusable bag from us, we ask that you return it.  If you have received items in plastic containers, please return the containers.  Egg share members should also return their cartons.

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, Batten down the hatches! We’re going to have a blow! For the second time this season we are counting on a tropical storm to bring us some rain. I am reminded of the lyrics of a Michael Franti song- “…when rain didn’t have to mean a hurricane”.  We just hope it does not come too hard, too fast and that the winds do not do much damage. At least you will not have to read my complaints about how dry it is for a while!

We have another wonderful share for you this week, although with not many changes from last week. Greens continue to be scarce. We should have lettuce again in a week or two and I recently seeded some spinach, which could be ready in September. August is melon month and the first few have begun to ripen. The crop looks good so far and I expect there will be melons in the share for the next month.  Groups who receive their shares later in the week may receive their first treat this round. We plant an heirloom variety of pole bean known as the rattlesnake bean. It is a flat podded bean with purple streaking and is quite sweet and tender. All groups will receive these in their shares over the coming weeks.

We are still very short-handed here on the farm. My workers are putting in 80+ hours per week and we still cannot keep up with the harvesting and all the other chores. We are in the process of bringing in the onion crop and because we are behind, some begin to go bad. To minimize our losses, we are peeling some that are bad on the outside but still good on the inside. In this way we can finish curing the good ones and have a good supply through the rest of the season. Use them promptly!

The share for this week will be: Beets, green cabbage, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans, red onions, and basil.  Full shares will also receive kale or chard.

Enjoy! Stay safe!  Be well, Farmer John

Week 15 update from our farmerSeptember 15th, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 16th 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

Week 14 update from our farmerSeptember 8th, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 9th 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 S

Week 13 update from our farmerSeptember 1st, 2020

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, September 2nd 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

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