mini cukes, slicers and Asian cukes!

Sorry about the double posting (for those of you who receive this as an email) – I was just starting to copy and paste from last week’s post when it published itself.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow ’til 1 with

cauliflower,  tomatoes, 2 kinds of kale, beets,  mini cukes + slicers, lemon and zephyr squash, red cabbage, red thumb fingerling and German Butterball potatoes.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Ribeye, NY strip, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

pepper plants!

Aside from the weeding, watering and mowing, tying up the tomatoes and working on the trellises for eggplant and peppers, I put in another crop of cukes and squash, planted winter squash, pumpkins and sunflowers and finished the fall seed order. We got at least an inch of rain – fantastic because we’ve had to run the drip non-stop rotating between all the crops as we haven’t had rain in weeks. I took up the onion crop right before the rain, but it’s too wet right now to dig potatoes and I’m super happy about it!! The pastures were drying up. Shane started feeding hay to the cows already last week.

Next week I’ll be starting flats of seedlings for fall. It always seems so early! And starting seeds in the summer heat + the pest pressure, namely grasshoppers, harlequin bugs, and worms, can be sketchy. I put all my flats on a huge flatbed trailer and cover it with insect barrier netting and shade cloth. In fact, Shane just called to say he went to mow a 40 acre hay field and it was completely demolished by grasshoppers. He said he’d bet there’s 200 grasshoppers on one blade of grass. Not enough left to mow.

Lemon Balm Iced Tea – every morning I say I’m going to brew a batch, and I haven’t yet! I know lots of you got lemon balm plants from me in the spring so maybe someone will try it 🙂 Sounds delicious.

See you tomorrow!! <3