End of July Update

Good evening everyone,

It’s been a busy month at the farm, and we are glad for it! There have been hundreds of pounds of tomatoes for us to harvest for co-op, and we have members buying up to 50 pounds to use for canning.

Many of you have seen the sweet corn was ready this week, and here it is on display at co-op.

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We were pleasantly surprised to see hardly any ear worm damage. You might not find many organic farms with quality sweet corn, so be sure to pick yours up next week!

July also means it’s time to harvest honey from our 14 bee hives. Check out the lighter colored honey from last year, compared with the darker color from this year.
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Folks have asked us, ‘Why is the color different even though it’s the same bees?’. It’s actually quite simple: They’ve been eating different foods! It all depends on what flowers they have been getting their nectar from. Pretty neat, huh?

What’s New at the July 7th Co-op

Good evening all,

Everyone at Evergreen Acres hopes everyone had a Happy Independence Day Holiday! It’s nice to be back in the swing of things after a vacation. Farm fresh produce doesn’t take a vacation though, so we do have more goodies for upcoming co-ops.

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Huge, red tomatoes have begun peaking through the lush green leaves on our greenhouse plants. This is the very start of the season, so we apologize if availability is limited. Everyone has been very patient and understanding about this, and this virtue will be rewarded once peak season comes up soon!

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Beautiful, wild blackberries are ripening on the vines all over the farm. As we pluck the last few blueberries, we can begin to collect bucketfuls of blackberries.

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Summertime string beans were available at our last co-op. Thank you to members who were able to pick them up after a last minute announcement. We will have more at this Thursday’s co-op, along with blue potatoes, and (hopefully) kale and blueberries.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! Stay cool this week, it’s going to be a scorcher.