Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014

We continue to maintain the farms by weeding, watering, planting and harvesting. Worker Johnny Blackmon was nominated for Tenant of the Year 2014. We are all so proud of him. Johnny is hard working and motivated so he is fun to work with. All plants are growing at the expected rate with the exception of the tomatoes which are taking a long time this season. Only a few tomatoes have turned red thus far in the season. Our gourds are doing well this season as we have harvested pumpkins, patty pan squashes, zucchini and butternut squashes.One day last week Dorothy made baked tomato chips.
This week we harvested:

E. 111 St. 8/11/14

Parsley- 1 bunch
Cucumbers- 7 1/2 lbs.
Eggplant- 1/2 lb.
Zucchini- 8 1/2 lbs.
Radish-  1 lb.
Patty Pan Squash- 5 1/2 lb.
Curly Kale- 1/2 lb.
Oak leaf Lettuce- 1/2 lb.
Collard Greens- 1 3/4 lbs.
Dinosaur Kale- 1/2 lb.
Red Russian Kale- 5 lbs.
Butternut Squash- 3 1/4 lbs.

Morris Ave. 8/13/14

Cucumbers- 1 1/2 lbs.
Red Russian Kale- 1/2 lb.
Collard Greens- 1 1/4 lbs.
Basil- 2 oz.
Red Malabar Spinach- 1 lb.
Yellow pear tomato- 1 oz.
Cherry tomato- 1 1 /2 lbs.
Arugula- 1 lb.
Sage- 1 lb.

111 St. 8/18/14

Collards- 1 lb.
Red Russian kale- 5 lbs.
Dinosaur kale- 1/2 lb.
Patty Pan Squash- 5 1/2 lbs.
Carmen Sweet peppers- 1/2 lb.
Concord grapes- 1 bunch
Thyme- 1 bunch
Flat leaf parsley- 1 bunch
Cherry tomato- 1/2 lb.

Also, Natalie has been making fruit smoothies mixed with vegetables weekly and they have been delicious. Goodbye.

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