It was the second time in 8 years that the peach tree produced!  In Persimmon we always seem to have a late frost that kills the tender pink blossoms - Not this year!  I had fun harvesting two half bushels of peaches this July 4th weekend and making Peach Ginger Butter.  Every morning I was worried a bear might beat me to the tree which is what happened the one other time the tree produced while I've been on this land.  I left some for him but hope I don't see him!     

Weed eating was the task of the week – the rows among the okra, peppers, sweet potatoes and more.  I’ve wanted to put down hay around some of the summer crops but have not yet gotten that done.  I’ve been amazed at how well the kale as performed with the leaf mulch which is new this season.  The tomato trellising is up to four tiers as of this evening.  I’ll be bringing the first of the slicers tomorrow as well as beets and garlic.   

Farm Food Favorite: Beet Hummus

Roast and peel beets then puree combined with 15 oz. can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed; 1 Tbsp Tahini; 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, Juice from 1 lemon; 2 chopped Garlic Cloves; 1 Tbsp ground Cumin.  Enjoy with toasted pita chips. 

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10:30 until 12:30 pm in front of Butlers Antiques on Main Street. 

Until next week…

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