June 15th Market

Good afternoon, all!

Yes, I’m a bit late on getting the post up. Sorry about that. Things have been a bit crazy around our house. No, the baby has not arrived yet, we are 4 weeks out. Milo does ask every day if today is the day the baby will come out.

We have found this to be another interesting year, as far as the weather goes. This time last year we were scrambling to get an irrigation system into the ground to avoid spending hours watering the fields by hand. This year we have spent hours wondering if the rain would back off enough to dry out the fields. We are so grateful that the rain and high winds missed us last night.

Eric is a bit frustrated about the replanting of seeds that will have to happen this week. We saw some kale, collards, beets and carrots washed away. We are excited to have peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and zuchinni all in. We have been able to pick an incredible amount of strawberries this week.

This Saturday we will also have Caitlin joining J in the Speakeasy kitchen. Caitlin has been a faithful friend to us at Salt Fork Farms. We recognize that Eric and J are not able to manage cooking and sales by themselves. Caitlin will help J and Eric will be available for sales.

At the market this week we will have lettuce, choi, radishes, turnips, greens and strawberries. We are starting to see the scapes come in, and kohlrabi, cilantro and raab will be here before we know it.  I’ll try to get out and take a few photos tonight. The gardens really do look amazing.

On a different note, and not to take you away from the market, our neighbor Jeanne will be hosting an auction at her property on Saturday, starting at 10am. Stop by the market for an early breakfast, and swing on out to look at some antique wood working tools!



About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!
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