Hello from Pitchfork & Crow~
The weather is warming up just in time for the weekend and the Salem Saturday Market! We began harvesting last night and will finish up tonight for the freshest of veggies tomorrow morning. Here’s a selection of what we’ll be bringing:
- Bok Choy
- Carrots (a small rainbow variety this week)
- Cucumbers (slicing and pickling)
- Tomatillos (new this week, we hope!)
- Yellow Crookneck Squash
We were very excited to see so many friendly faces last Saturday on a very wet market day. Although the weather has turned for the better this weekend, we know there are more rainy days ahead as fall sets in, and we’re glad to know you’ll continue to visit us even when the weather turns a tad blustery. Although the rain didn’t keep us away from market, it did keep us out of the wet field more than we would have liked. Our big labor day weekend plans included making a push to finish up the end of our fall and winter planting and a great deal of weeding. While we did work in some major weeding on Monday afternoon, the soil was too wet to plant into and we still have flats of cabbage, beets, and other overwintering transplants waiting to be taken out. In truth we welcomed the rain over the weekend because the water district we get irrigation water from was shut down due to a broken part in the mainline. Now that the weather has warmed up our planting plans are still on hold because the irrigation water has yet to be restored. It’s a delicate balance between having too much water and not enough. Either way, it’s a beautiful Friday afternoon and there are vegetables to be harvested!
We hope to see you Saturday sometime between 9am and 3pm. The Salem Saturday Market is located at the intersection of Summer and Marion streets NE in downtown Salem.
Jeff and Carri