E-newsletter – August 1, 2022


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This week you might be getting crimson potatoes, crimson onions, garlic, squash, cucumber, broccoli, inexperienced beans, lettuce, crimson tomatoes, muskmelon, yellow and crimson watermelon and the complete shares are getting Terra Cotta tomatoes…the primary of the specialty tomatoes.

Mushrooms: might be delivered this week. The growers inform us that there might probably be three extra deliveries. Please contact the workplace by electronic mail and allow them to know if you wish to be positioned on a recurring order for every supply. In any other case, we are going to let you know what might be harvested and the worth every time we get a notification. Because of the excessive curiosity in mushrooms, nobody will get greater than two kilos at a time. This manner everybody will get some!

Everybody who emailed the workplace with orders for mushrooms might be receiving some this week.  There are a couple of members who didn’t reply about what number of kilos they want – these members might be getting a pound.  For everybody to obtain some that requested them, we’re limiting to 2 kilos per member.

Yellow Watermelon: Have you ever tried them earlier than? They’re certainly one of our favorites 12 months after 12 months. They’re smaller melons with a extra honey notes happening. We hope you relish them as we do. Watermelon is medicinal! Research have proven that an amino acid known as citrulline helps handle hypertension.

Monsoon Rains: For these of you who’re new to Colorado; monsoons are seasonal rains which can be drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico from a ‘excessive’ sitting over Texas/New Mexico/Kansas areas. It pulls the moisture over Arizona and Utah proper into Colorado. These rains can final from one week to 6 weeks and often happen within the late afternoons. It may well assist cool us down after some intense sizzling climate. However generally, these rains convey us hail too. Sadly, the ‘excessive” strikes proper over us and may make our daytime temperatures highly regarded certainly! This causes some rain to rise again into the clouds and type small balls of ice. If the bottom temperatures maintain that rain from falling to the bottom and proceed to rise again into the clouds, these small balls of ice can change into very giant and trigger in depth harm! August is all the time a precarious time for us. The new climate actually makes crops develop and since we dwell in a excessive plains desert, the rains are often welcomed. But it surely scares the daylight out of us as a result of the probabilities of hailstorms actually go up. To sum up … the lifetime of a farmer is an emotional rollercoaster!

One thing Enjoyable: Do you notice there are nationwide holidays designated for day-after-day of the 12 months? This week you possibly can rejoice these actions: August fifth you possibly can rejoice underwear day; August sixth is Root Beer Float day and in addition wiggle your toes day; August seventh is Purple Coronary heart day; August eighth is sneak some zucchini onto your neighbors porch day; August ninth is e book lovers day and August tenth is lazy day and storage sale day! Rejoice one thing enjoyable this week with a watermelon popsicle!!!

Watermelon Popsicles: Take away seeds and mix the watermelon. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Or make watermelon snow by freezing on a rimmed cookie sheet and scraping the ice. Good snow cones! And as an grownup model, make into watermelon margarita’s, simply search for a recipe on-line.

Have a fantastic week!

Kyle, Jerry and Jacquie


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