this week at market {july 10}

Hello from Pitchfork & Crow~

Salem Saturday Market tomorrow! Here’s what we plan to bring to market:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli (come early for this one)
  • Bunching Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cooking Greens Mix (Kale, Chard, Collards)
  • Kale (Red Russian & Lacinato)
  • Lettuce (Romaine, Butter, and Crispleaf)
  • Salad Mix (a mix of lettuces)
  • Snap Peas & Shelling Peas!!
  • Turnips

It’s been hot this week.  For months we’ve been waiting for the sun, and this week it showed up in force!  Out in the field we’ve gotten to move irrigation pipe nearly daily but also found time for more weeding.  The summer squash is coming on and we noticed the first few pickling cucumbers ready for harvest.  The garlic has been dying back and bulbing up for a few weeks and we plan to harvest it for curing this weekend, which is good timing as we’ve been losing more bulbs than we’d like to our resident gopher.  Also, the old adage about healthy corn being “knee-high by the 4th of July” rings true for much of our corn planting.

Looking around the field, it suddenly feels a bit more like summer.  It’s been an abrupt transition from spring this year, but we’re very much welcoming summer’s arrival.  Tomorrow will mark our eighth week at market for this season and we’re finding our stride.   It certainly helps that as time goes by we’ll continue to be able to bring a greater variety of vegetables for you to choose from.  This week we’re adding shelling peas to the mix. Soon we’ll be inundated with squash and carrots and tomatoes!

We hope you’ll make it down to the Saturday Market between 9am and 3pm.  The Salem Saturday Market is located at the intersection of Summer and Marion streets NE in downtown Salem.

Carri Heisler and Jeff Bramlett