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The Farm: July Report

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Sunflowers!

Can you believe that we’re already 2/3 through July? In one short month, the Farm is now overflowing with ripening fruit, overgrown zucchini, and baby tomatoes. First up: veggies!

The squash (zucchini, pumpkins) are taking over. Some of the zucchini got too big before they were picked (see below), so the chickens are going get to eat them. There are so many pumpkins, we’re already brainstorming pumpkin recipes. Pass ’em along if you’ve got some good ones.

Next up: fruit! I’m happy to report that the stone fruits (apricots, peaches, and plums) are ripening nicely. In fact, I just made a plum crisp last night with fruit from the Farm. It was amazing! (Post coming soon.) The figs are looking pretty good too, as are the pears. The apples still have a little ways to go. I missed the height of the berries a couple of weeks ago. Apparently there was so much that some were frozen? (Don’t quote me on that.)
Here are some cute fruit trees that we found in the neighborhood near the Farm:

adorable little kiwi fruits

bright cherries

Hope you’re all having a delicious summer!

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

4 thoughts on “The Farm: July Report

  1. Wow, this garden is gorgeous. How did those zucchini’s get so HUGE?!?! My dad would be very impressed. He used to harvest a bountiful from his organic garden out back (assuming he could keep the deer away)

    • I think the huge zucchini were due to: 1. lack of deer and other creatures who might eat them; 2. neglect — they should’ve been picked earlier but were left to their own devices.

  2. Wow, I’ve never seen cherries growing.
    Looks like it’s time to make some zucchini bread. Smitten Kitchen has a great recipe and I reduced the oil by 1/3 and it’s still great.

    • Yeah, I’ve never seen cherries either. The tree was so cute and the cherries were very bright and pretty. I wondered if they’re tart or sweet.

      Thanks for the tip re: Smitten Kitchen zucchini bread!

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