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Farm Report – June 29, 2015

Farm Report – June 29, 2015

Friendship Farms & Fare
CSA Farm Report June 29, 2015  (#39) Now Available

 Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish a sustainable culture  

Brief Highlights
June 29 Farm Report now available.  Go to:

http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_fd4ad429422348ceb33fd4de2d9c9ed4.pdf

You’ll find the full Farm Report at the link.  As always, you’ll find the Share Report within the Farm Report, and also at that part of the 3F site titled, “The Share.”

Tampa Transmissions on Wednesdays Starting This Week

* Until Mid-August *

Starting this week , and until mid-August, Tampa shares will be transmitted on Wednesdays. New Port Richey shares will have pickups on Thursdays.  We will likely return to Thursday Tampa transmissions in August.

In some instances, Tampa shares will be transmitted on Mondays or Fridays, if convenitent for all concerned.

STILL HOT

Our very hot spring has now become our very hot summer.  Yes, summers are supposed to be hot, but we are hitting highs well above normal nearly every day.  Your Farm Report also contains a weather report.  Even hot-weather crops like okra and sweet potatoes are struggling, and wilting every day. Lack of rain at the gardens does not help matters

Loquat First Buds

We had buds on one of our loquat trees this week – the first of the season, and early at that.  We observed the buds on June 26, on one of the young trees that fruited for the first time last year.   This is early for our trees. We have seen budding as early as June 20 and as late as August 13.  You’ll see an image of loquat buds in the image-cycle on the 3F home page:  http://www.fffsite.org/

Recipes In Farm Report

There has been a surprising number of requests for recipes lately. In response, we’ve posted links to recipes for okra, sweet potato leaves, and red Malabar spinach in the Farm Report.  Go to the “Share” section of the report (not the Share site) and find the links next to the specific items.

Eggplant Slowing a Bit

After a quick start, the eggplant is slowing a bit.  There might not be enough for shares this week.

Summer Favorite Returns: Sweet Potato Leaves

Where will definitely be plenty of our secret summer greens — Sweet Potato Leaves. They are delicious and have many culinary uses. See the section in the Farm Report on these summer greens, and see also the link to some great recipes for them.

Okra Taking Off

Okra is really taking off. We have good quantities this week, and should have plenty  through September. See the section on okra on the Farm Report for some great recipes for this summer favorite.

3F & Urban Agriculture in New Port Richey

Friendship Farms & Fare is working with several local property owners and some local not-for-profit organizations to develop community gardens (and hopefully, urban farms) at least three sites in New Port Richey.

We’ve been a leader in urban agriculture in New Port Richey and we look forward to again pioneering new opportunities.

If you’d like to know more about urban agriculture in New Port Richey, drop us a line at: http://www.fffsite.org/#!contact/cl4l

Links to Key Parts of the 3F Site

June 29 Farm Report now available.  Go to:

http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_3f75b2b938b642a8887bc3b0e37f450c.pdf

SHARE REPORT June 29, 2015:  http://www.fffsite.org/#!share/c5hi

MAIN REPORT SITE:  http://www.fffsite.org/#!report/c1tuh

Hover over images at the share site, and text of available items will appear.

Friendship Farms & Fare is a branch of Ecology Florida, a not-for-profit corporation.  Contributions to Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida are tax deductible.

Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish a sustainable culture

Friendship Farms & Fare is a branch of Ecology Florida, a not-for-profit corporation.  Contributions to Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida are tax deductible.

Friendship Farms & Fare affirms and advances agrarian ideals to reestablish a sustainable culture

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PO Box 596 ● New Port Richey, Florida 34656-0596

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