The first thing I noticed when I pulled into the driveway Sunday night were the pole beans. Barely a foot tall when I left for Europe five weeks ago, now they tower above my head, vines cresting over the top of their trellis, dipping down on the other side. And the lush greenery of the bush beans; the small shrubs of green and purple basil! The lettuce beds were empty of course, having been harvested out as the last plants bolted in summer’s heat. But in the hoophouse, under a tangle of tomato vines, I caught a glimpse of red and I welcomed myself home by biting into my first garden fresh tomato of the season. Mmm, sweet.
Oh it’s good to be back. Diane has done an amazing job of running things while I’ve been gone. The fields have flourished under her care and we’re beginning to harvest enough produce that we can fill our CSA shares and have additional veggies for sale as well. We’re currently selling snap beans, salad cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, green and golden zucchini, basil, and dill to non-CSA customers. You can find our produce at Country Way in downtown Otsego, at the Richland Farmer’s Market every Wednesday, or you can place an order with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the produce you’d like and the day and time you’d like to pick it up from the farm. We’ll also be happy to make arrangements to drop veggies off to you if we happen to be passing in your direction.