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Summer Happenings

Posted 8/16/2013 1:05pm by Jenna Untiedt.

Can you believe it is Mid-August already? Summer is flying by and before we know it, fall will officially be here. Getting a call the other day asking when Fall Mums would be available really put it into perspective. Fall is right around the corner.

Although most crops were roughly a month later than last year, and some are still not quite ripe, we are pushing forward! We have plenty of great homegrown products available at all of our locations. Canning season is in full swing and we have everything you need. Canning tomatoes are readily available, and why not freeze some green beans while you are at it? It’s great to pull out the summertime taste during the cold winter months. Freezing sweet corn is another great way to bring that summertime taste into the cold January days.

There is a steady supply of berries at the Farmers Market each week, and soon more berries should be making their way back to the CSA shares. A few homegrown melons have made their way to markets, but even more will be available in the next week. It’s hard to believe that this is truly the time that Minnesota melons ripen, but we were definitely spoiled last season with melons from July through September.

Soon after muskmelons, homegrown watermelons should be ready. As many of you know, there has been a shortage of Black Diamond Seedless Watermelon this season. We have had a difficult time getting them in from anywhere in the country. Within the next few weeks, you will be seeing our own Black Diamond on the shelves at all of our stands and at the markets. Although summertime is a prime time for watermelon, we may just have to adjust our tastes and bring the summertime taste into fall.

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer! It has been a busy one here on the farm, and we continue to make sure that we work hard to provide you with the best produce we can!

Have a great weekend!