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Availability List for Tuesday June 6th

Posted 6/2/2017 12:30pm by Natalie Kujala.

Hi all, Emily here. Those of you who know me personally know that I’m quite political. I’ve so far tried to keep my political opinions out of the workplace but after the actions of the President yesterday, I feel obligated to speak up.

As farmers, our community has been observing and working around the effects of climate change for years at this point. The seasons used to be much more predictable. There were floods, and there were droughts, but the events weren’t as severe or as long lasting as they are now. Strawberries used to hit their peak around June 1st; for more than a couple of the past several years, strawberries have peaked at least a week early.

And let’s talk about spring: the past two seasons have seen very warm late winters, even into the 80’s, and then late freezes. Last year, that pattern caused a lot of hurt for our peach and other tree fruit growers. We already have heard from The Lembke Farm that his Asian pears have failed for the 2nd year in a row due to this pattern.

A changing climate makes farming even more difficult and unpredictable than it already is.

The Paris Agreement was not perfect (no international agreement ever could be), but it was an effort to link our futures together, to work towards improvement. Withdrawing from the agreement makes our world that much less stable. My hope is that this action galvanizes farmers, eaters, activists, students, and all citizens to take action, in their own ways, to make progress. Eating locally with the seasons is just one step. It’s a small one, but we thank you for it.

HIGHLIGHTS:  

ASPARAGUS: Our asparagus supplies seem to be dwindling, so look for this one to be dropping off the list soon. We will still have it for this week, so get your late spring asparagus while you still can.  

RAINBOW CHARD: Bright Lights chard is hitting the bit time this week. Lots available in either 12 ct or 24 ct packs. This time of year is perfect for chard as the days are long and the leafminer hasn’t hit too hard yet. Big, beautiful, multicolored bunches with edible stems. Once I worked at a restaurant in DC that pickled chard stems – something to try again?

DANDELION GREENS: Another early summer stunner. Our dandelion greens make an attractive bunch for retail or farmstand sales. We also heard that they make an interesting juice! Listed in 12 ct but we can do 24 ct if requested.  

RAVEN ZUCCHINI: Farmer Enos Peachey is looking forward to a huge crop this year (like every year!) and he’s seeing the zucchini start to take off this week. We’re expecting a moderate quantity for Monday sales and then increased numbers for Friday! It’s starting to feel like summer already!

NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.  

*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York

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