Today’s photo comes from Washington’s Green Grocers, one of our longtime partners. They held a canning workshop to benefit Common Good City Farm and we were happy to donate 100 lbs of tomatoes to help urban agriculture in DC! I actually took a short Permaculture course at Common Good several years ago, and know the importance of having facilities like the farm available to folks in DC for education and awareness. Nice job, WGG and Common Good!
Posted by Emily Best :: Tuesday, August 23 :: 12:44pm
A note on the mints: we’re carrying small amounts of the orange, lemon, berries & cream, and other mints – however, I’m now listing them on the price sheet as “Specialty Mints” as the supply is so variable. If you’re interested in a specialty mint, please let us know when you order, and we will tell you what’s available at that point. Hopefully this helps eliminate some of the shortages.
CHERRY TOMATOES: Finally seeing a good supply of our cherry tomatoes. Sungolds are always a fan favorite with their amazing flavor!
GREEN BELL PEPPERS: Our growers are still harvesting loads of green bell peppers! While we are starting to see the more popular ripe colored peppers coming in, the green peppers are hanging on and we’ve got lots of them! Time to make stuffed peppers!
LEEKS: The first of the fall leeks are coming in from Ben Beiler of Sunny Ridge Farm. He’s a young grower, son of long-time grower Daniel Beiler, over in Path Valley. Many of our longstanding growers refused to grow leeks because the price was too low, but Ben was willing to take the chance. You’ll notice that the price is higher this year than it’s been before. That’s because organic leeks are not easy to grow or pack out. They are vulnerable to many pests and diseases which are difficult to control organically. They hold a lot of dirt at harvest, so they take a long time to clean. This all adds up to lots of time spent caring for the crop, and the grower should be able to grow their crop and make a profit, too. I’m always happy to discuss farmer profitability and why sometimes we need to adjust our prices to better accommodate our growers.