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Thursday August 18, 2011

Summer’s glory days

These are the days that New Englanders and farmers alike wait for all year long.  Cool mornings, hot sunny days and temperate evenings are a farmer’s reward for lasting through the hottest July days.  The extra reward for us right now is the completely ideal growing weather we’ve experienced recently.  Steady rain followed by warm sun like today is the perfect formula for summer yields and germinating fall crops.  Our onion crop has finally been cured and stored for the winter, surpassing our previous yield record by almost double.  It’s quite a sight in our big barn where our garlic is already hung and cured and now, our onions and shallots are stacked to the ceiling.  As the storage crops begin to fill every space we have we are still enjoying our steady tomato harvest and the best that the summer has to offer.

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