Friday, August 26, 2011

Great Basket

Dear Friends,

I think you will enjoy 3 new items this week. Spaghetti Squash, Cantaloupe, and a head of lettuce.

Your basket will also contain the following items
1# of tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes
4 peppers
Yellow Squash
1# of Red Chieftan Potatoes
Please RSVP (via email) if you plan to attend the farm tour.
Basket Pick up will be next Saturday from 7-9am.
We do have some updates that I'd like to share with you.

Our 2nd and 3rd plantings of tomatoes have been effected by the high number of cloudy days that we had this season and as a result they are not ready like they should be. We plant tomatoes 3 different times to have a continous supply from June-October and we've had good luck in the past with our planting days. I plan to add a few more varities for next year that will help fill in gaps next year. Farming is such a fun yet challenging endeavor.
Get ready for some great Acorn Squash with Rice and pair filling. Amanda came up with a fantastic recipe that we tried out this week. It was wonderful. Amanda's dad had some extra pears this year, so next week in your basket you will be getting enough to try this wonderful recipe
Sweet potatoes are shaping up nicely. Deer have been enjoying the vines(sweet potatoes vine out like ivy), but fortunately it is late enough in the season that we're hoping it will not have too bad of an impact on the size of these wonderful gems.
Bok Choi, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli and a few other fall crops are looking great. Spinach, swiss chard, and a few other leafy items are coming up too, but we're having a hard time getting all of them irrigated. I rigged up some sprinkler systems and am finding that next year I'm going to have to bite the bullet and purchase a real system for irrigating crops that are direct seeded.
Again, Thank you for your continue support!
Ford Waterstrat

Friday, August 19, 2011

In your basket you will find the following Fresh USDA Organic Produce

3 lbs of tomatoes
6 cucumbers
1.5 Lbs of Squash
1 bag of basil
1 Lb of Kennebeck Potatoes
2-3 Bell Peppers
Chili Peppers
Watermelon or Cantaloupe.
Thank for your support.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dear friends,

Just a couple of updates...

I have a couple of bad pieces of news.

My 1st watermelon harvest was pathetic. out of 200 melons that were ready to harvest, I only got 24 that were worth picking. The others got a rot on their belly side that rotten the melons from the inside out. That's farming.

Other bummer is that my zuchinni plants have been destroyed by cucumber beetles. My yellow squash are still putting out a little. I saw this problem coming a few weeks ago so I planted another planting that would be coming on good in a couple more weeks and for some reason had poor germination (only 10% have developed).

On a good note though, cucumbers are still doing awesome, tomatoes are amazing, sweet potatoes are looking good, and our 2nd and 3rd planting of watermelons are looking ok, but still probably 4 weeks off before harvesting.

Sorry for the long email, I just wanted to keep you in the loop.

Sincere thanks,
Ford Waterstrat

In your basket you will find....
Green, Yellow, and Red Bell Peppers
"Warm Chili Peppers"
Yellow Squash
6-8 Monster Tomatoes. This variety does not turn bright red. I did try to put a couple that needed to ripen for a few days so you could spread out your eating.
You also have a choice of 1 watermelon or 2 acorn Squash

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Week 9

I look forward to seeing you all at the Farmer's Market today. I Hope that you will be able to enjoy the live music. They start up around 9 AM ish...

In your basket you will find. the following USDA Certified Organic Produce.

Chieftan Red, Yukon God, and Kennebeck New Potatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Flavor Burst Peppers
Small head of Purple Cabbage
Yellow Squash
Thank you for your support!

Ford Waterstrat

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Dear Friends,

Please check out some of the pictures on our facebook. Our facebook is called Sustainable Harvest Farm. Just google sustainable harvest farm London ky