Hello from Pitchfork & Crow~
Hey, it’s time for the Salem Saturday Market tomorrow! Here’s what we plan to bring to market:
- Bunching Onions
- Cooking Greens Mix (Kale, Chard, Collards)
- Cucumbers (pickling and some slicing)
- Fava Beans
- Green Beans
- Kale (Red Russian)
- Lettuce (Romaine, Butter, & Crispleaf)
- Salad Mix (a mix of lettuces)
- Snap Peas & Shelling Peas!!
- Summer Squash (yellow straightneck & zucchini)
We’re finding a rhythm in the field. Summer’s here and with it more growth, both of the vegetables and weeds. The cucumbers and summer squash seem to put on harvestable fruits daily. Even the tomatoes and peppers have had a growth spurt. The work in the field is continuous and we are constantly making prioritized ‘to do’ lists in an effort to not skip the more important tasks. This is officially the busy season for these farmers. We’re planting, we’re weeding, we’re irrigating, we’re harvesting, we’re going to market and it will all repeat in one form or another next week.
Today we’re just harvesting for market though. 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