Tomato Party! (week 9)
Week nine and we are feeling fine! What a week here on the farm… we are trying to finish up some big to-dos before the unbearable heat comes back with vengeance, but along with the increase in temperature comes more buggies (the mean kind that like to eat our veggies before anyone else) and weeds that grow overnight. We are staying optimistic and doing the best we can to maintain a healthy environment for the farm. We did loose some crops to pests/sunburn, but most of the veggies are fighting through the hot summer heat and are ready to be enjoyed.
We have two exciting updates in regards to tomatoes... First, Wednesday will kick off our you-pick cherry tomato season! Just grab a pint and pick your own "farmers candy" right off the vine to enjoy, we wont even get mad if you sample some while you pick. Second, we will have flats (about 10lbs) of red tomatoes available upon reservation. Buying tomatoes in bulk is perfect for sauces, large recipes or just to have a bunch of yummy homegrown tomatoes! (More info on bulk tomato ordering below.)
Throughout this whole crazy farming adventure the one thing that stays constant is our honest appreciation of all of the support we receive from our community. Thank you for everything, we hope to see you soon.
With kindest regards,
Shanon and Michael
***Our farm stand is open every Wednesday evening over summer from 4:00pm-7:00pm***
Hillview Farms 7/27 Farm Stand Bounty:
Classic Red Tomatoes (We have some BEAUTIFUL slicer tomatoes coming in!)
Summer Squash (green/costata romanesco/golden zucchini and straight neck squash)
Mountain Fresh Arugula
Green Bell Peppers
Walla Walla Onions
***E-mail us by Tuesday night (7/26) to order a flat of tomatoes to be picked up at the Wednesday farm stand. Flats are just $20.00 for 10# of tomatoes! Order through e-mail: email@example.com or text Shanon: (619)246-0507***