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Desert Oasis and other metaphors

Posted 8/11/2020 5:28pm by Shiloh Avery.

We’ve been living the Life of Pi.  Well, not exactly, but we’ve been floating along for so long we began to hallucinate desert islands. I mean, our “normal” rainfall used to be 50 inches a year, but here we are in early August (I know!  I can’t believe it either!) and we’re already at 45 inches.  Even though we’ve been here before, I think my soul may have molded.

However, we arrived today upon that desert island that we’ve been searching for.  The fifth day without rain!  And so we drank deep, so to speak.  At least the tractor drank deep of the diesel as we scrambled to get all those fall beds prepared for all that planting we’ve been delaying due to weather.  It felt like deliriously stumbling upon an oasis after crawling through the desert for days, except the opposite.  But just as refreshing, I swear.

Here's what we we're harvesting this week:

Green Beans (stringless): $3.50/pound

Baby Lettuce Salad Mix (limited): $4/5-oz compostable container or 2/$7

Okra: $2/pint

Shishito peppers: $3/pint

 Tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Beefsteak, German Johnson, some Margold): $2.95/pound

Tomatoes: canner boxes (small and/or cosmetically challenged tomatoes), 20-pounds, $30

Sungold Cherry tomatoes: $3.50/pint

Ripe Sweet Italian Peppers (red, orange, and yellow): $4.50/pound

Ripe Sweet Bell Peppers (red and yellow): $4.50/pound

Eggplant: $2.75/pound

Green peppers: $3.00/pound

Purple bell peppers: $3.50/pound

Poblano Peppers: $3.50/pound

"Hatch" (New Mexican) chiles: $3.50/pound

Chiles (Jalapeno, serrano, chilaca, cherry bomb, a few cayennes): $.25 each

Zephyr Squash: $2.25/lb  last week

Mallory's Mixed flower bouquets: $11.95

Basil: $2/1/8 oz bag 

We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building A 8am-12:30 and at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market 330 Main Ave NW  Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, and the Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone 8-noon.  



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