Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 12 August 10th 2015
What’s Happening at the Farm
Well it’s August, and that brings all the hot weather produce like peppers, eggplants, and hopefully tomatoes someday! We’ve picked a few boxes of cherry tomatoes, and one or two heirlooms so far, but now we just need to wait for ripening to ramp up so we have enough to give to everyone! Next week should be the first tomato distribution, almost a full 2 weeks late this season!
The past month has been difficult at the farm! It’s been very hot and very dry, so the fields are looking a quite parched. We have lots of irrigation, but no matter how much we water, it’s just no substitute for a good, soaking rain. Woodchucks have also been very active this season–I’m sure you’ve all noticed the paucity of greens and lettuce the past few weeks. Woodchucks ate about a months worth of lettuce so far this season–probably about 1200 heads have been ruined so far. Very frustrating! Luckily we have lots of other items we can give out, but I’m definitely missing the greens!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.