It’s been a great week at Whistling Wolf! We are entering the glory days of NJ’s growing season. All of the summer plantings that have been taking up room in our field and our minds are finally starting to produce. This week we saw the first cherry tomatoes, eggplant, fresh onions, peppers even winter squash! (they will be in limited quantities this first week) All of these trademark summertime smells and tastes bring on memories of the past two seasons, the trials, the growth and the late night bouquet creations; it’s a great time of year! In farming though, you’re never allowed to have a single focus.
As we’ve been tending the summer crops and awaiting their arrival, we’ve also been seeding and planting out our Fall crops! We just finished planting out the second beet planting; we direct seeded all of our Fall carrots and our winter squash is already producing! Combine that with the onset of potatoes and onions and things look very bright! At the risk of burdening us all with too much good news, I’ll make this announcement: all the garlic is out of the field, and it looks/tastes amazing!
To expand on this wave of good feelings, I will be starting up physical therapy for my damaged hip this week and hope to be in full swing again soon. Well, it might take longer than I think, but seeing the farm in such good shape this week has left me a hopeless optimist. I hope you’re all enjoying the summer as much as we are. Have a great week!
P.S. We just bought a 40’ insulated shipping container to store vegetables in the off season, so keep an eye out for pics in the coming weeks! Go Team!