The end of the season is mirroring the beginning…

It appears as though the end of the season is mirroring the beginning, with regards to wetness. The intense rainfall over this last weekend (over 9 inches fell here last weekend and more this weekend) have left the fields sodden. This situation presents some problems for the close of the season. At this point we are unable to walk on the fields, let alone drive a tractor on them. This has many implications, but the most important one with regards to you and this season concerns the potatoes that are still in the ground. Continue reading “The end of the season is mirroring the beginning…”

The Strawberry Season is upon us

The Strawberry Season is upon us. The Hope’s Edge farm strawberry patch is just beginning to turn “spotty red” with ripening fruit. This patch is relatively small, 100ft by 50 ft, containing six 100 foot long beds with three different varieties which ripen at different times. At the moment, only one of these varieties is ripening but the others are not far behind. Nevertheless, if I were to send you all out to pick your own berries, you would get one to eat and one to take home. So, the question becomes how to distribute the berries from this limited source in a fair, equitable and generous fashion without overwhelming the source. Continue reading “The Strawberry Season is upon us”