Thursday, June 17, 2010

At the Market June 19th

This week at the market, you'll notice that we've reached a turning point.

As we approach the Summer Solstice, when the sun stops it's gradual northerly motion, seems to stand still on June 21, and then turns to begin its southerly motion, we begin to turn as well. After months of enjoying the lush leafy greens of Spring -- the salad greens, lettuces, cilantro, dill, -- as well as the early radishes, kohlrabi, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and broccoli . . . we turn to the true fruits of summer.

Those botanical fruits (from a blossom) include the summer squashes, cucumbers, peppers, beans . . . and very soon, what you've all been waiting for, tomatoes.

For now though, enjoy the garlic scapes, since this will be the last week for them . . . see earlier post on scapes, below.


Anonymous said...

You know I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about nightshades and that they do contain a chemical that is poisonous or at least can irritate some humans.
I think its interesting we have this history but most of us still consume these plants - any comments from you re nightshades, their history and how we have, or haven't, evolved with them?

Cindy said...

I've just finished reading The Seasons on Henry's Farm and I absolutely loved it. I'm a longtime organic gardner/farmer, mother to many, former media specialist, and I'd mentioned your book several times recently on my blog. I treasured every word you wrote. Great job.

MrsDoF said...

A month without pictures from the Farm... just sayin' ...