Monday, June 6, 2011

To Market to Market.

Last week we went to the Main Street Farmers Market for the first time. Here is their website.

Wednesday morning up bright and early to pick in the cool of the day, and that is when you can capture the best flavor of the veggies. We picked Broccoli, Kale, Collards, Onions, Turnips, Peas, and took some of the Tornado survived plants to the Market. Later that morning we cleaned and packaged the veggies, on this Table Gary built. It really did the trick.

Of course it was the Hottest day yet this year. 100 DEGREES!!!!
We defiantly were not prepared. We didn't have a tent to keep the Sun off the produce, but were very fortunate that another farmer had an extra tent to let us borrow. We also did not take enough Water for being so hot. Then we should have taken Ice Chests to keep the Greens cool. We also forgot our Sign and cards. Lesson well learned. I am sure we will learn more as we continue on.

We are still planting too. We planted Yellow Brandy wine Tomatoes, and also replanted yellow squash & pink-eye purple eye peas. Today I planted Basil & Marigolds to help with keeping the bugs away. Talking about bugs. Remember I said we were going to try to grow all organic this year. Well we have found an organic bug spray made from Chrysanthemums, Called "Pyrethrin". It really is working well, since it is made from flowers, you can pick the same day. We don't do that though.

Hopefully this week we will get all the fall seeds in the ground like Pumpkins, winter squash, gourds etc.