Desert Oasis and other metaphors
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
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
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.