The weeds are fierce and the heat is... fiercer. The crew is holding it down though.
Lettuce head, green onion, and salad greensas seedings and plantings continue every other week. And although the encroaching lambs quarter is at the front of our minds, so are the fall plantings and seedings. Personally, I've got chicories on the brain. Sleek maroon and white treviso radicchios waltz through my dreams, speckled castelfranco heads are in my eyes. The first succession of these bittersweet Italian beauties are still young yet in the greenhouse but we can't wait to share them with all of you come Fall.
The MGVC family continues to slowly grow. A crew of Missoula ladies braved our potato section this weekend to orchestrate a full on weeding attack. We sent them home with armfuls of fresh vegetables. And the farm was left with some squeaky clean beds and thankful hearts. Farmer Ken has (hopefully!) recruited another member to our farm cooperative, Kathleen. Just the mention of her name leaves Kenny with little cartoon hearts in his eyes and a goofy grin that just won't quit. Though we've only spent a few days with her, we know Kathleen as a personable, good-humored, witty individual, and with farm experience to boot. So we all cross our fingers and hope she'll return to the farm in the Fall when she's completed her trek on the North Cascades Trail.
Stay tuned for farm events on the horizon. We've got a second annual Compost Comedy in the works, hopefully sometime in August or September. And a possible farm tour/shipping-container-home/shish-kabob party coming together, details to come
For now, we'll see you all at the farmers markets.
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(this land is my land, this land is your land)