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E-newsletter – August 1, 2022

NOTE: This weblog is posted by a volunteer. Nobody from the farm checks or responds to messages right here. It’s essential to contact the farm instantly with any questions, feedback, and so on

This week you’re getting pink potatoes, pink onions, garlic, squash, cucumber, broccoli, inexperienced beans, lettuce, pink tomatoes, muskmelon, yellow and pink watermelon and the complete shares are getting Terra Cotta tomatoes…the primary of the specialty tomatoes.

Mushrooms: might be delivered this week. The growers inform us that there may probably be three extra deliveries. Please contact the workplace by electronic mail and allow them to know if you wish to be positioned on a recurring order for every supply. In any other case, we’ll inform you what might be harvested and the value every time we get a notification. As a result of excessive curiosity in mushrooms, nobody will get greater than two kilos at a time. This manner everybody will get some!

Everybody who emailed the workplace with orders for mushrooms might be receiving some this week.  There are just a few members who didn’t reply about what number of kilos they want – these members might be getting a pound.  For everybody to obtain some that requested them, we’re limiting to 2 kilos per member.

Yellow Watermelon: Have you ever tried them earlier than? They’re one in every of our favorites yr after yr. They’re smaller melons with a extra honey notes occurring. We hope you relish them as we do. Watermelon is medicinal! Research have proven that an amino acid referred to as citrulline helps handle hypertension.

Monsoon Rains: For these of you who’re new to Colorado; monsoons are seasonal rains which are drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico from a ‘excessive’ sitting over Texas/New Mexico/Kansas areas. It pulls the moisture over Arizona and Utah proper into Colorado. These rains can final from one week to 6 weeks and normally happen within the late afternoons. It could actually assist cool us down after some intense sizzling climate. However generally, these rains convey us hail too. Sadly, the ‘excessive” strikes proper over us and might make our daytime temperatures very popular certainly! This causes some rain to rise again into the clouds and type small balls of ice. If the bottom temperatures hold that rain from falling to the bottom and proceed to rise again into the clouds, these small balls of ice can turn out to be very giant and trigger in depth injury! August is at all times a precarious time for us. The new climate actually makes crops develop and since we stay in a excessive plains desert, the rains are normally welcomed. But it surely scares the daylight out of us as a result of the possibilities of hailstorms actually go up. To sum up … the lifetime of a farmer is an emotional rollercoaster!

One thing Enjoyable: Do you understand there are nationwide holidays designated for every single day of the yr? This week you possibly can have fun these actions: August fifth you possibly can have fun underwear day; August sixth is Root Beer Float day and in addition wiggle your toes day; August seventh is Purple Coronary heart day; August eighth is sneak some zucchini onto your neighbors porch day; August ninth is ebook lovers day and August tenth is lazy day and storage sale day! Have fun one thing enjoyable this week with a watermelon popsicle!!!

Watermelon Popsicles: Take away seeds and mix the watermelon. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Or make watermelon snow by freezing on a rimmed cookie sheet and scraping the ice. Excellent snow cones! And as an grownup model, make into watermelon margarita’s, simply search for a recipe on-line.

Have an amazing week!

Kyle, Jerry and Jacquie



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