This week the young cherry tomato plants are just in. Those tomatoes will be ready for picking from about mid January. You can look forward to them. Farmers have to think well ahead as you can imagine! Bill’s tomatoes will be ready before Christmas so you’ll be able to get them.
Last Friday was Josh’s birthday so a bit of cake of course! (Plus Michael finally found up a detailed contour map of the farm which Josh needed for his college work.) Maria is laughing her head off behind Josh!
Today, lots of picking of course. Steve is still with us for a little bit longer which is great. Craig, back with us now university is finished for the year, is working out what he’s about to pick. He is showing a box of lettuce we will use for the salad mix.
Steve is picking chard, Maria is picking rocket behind the celtuce and Marie is picking rocket as well. Doesn’t it all look fresh and juicy? The odd showers we’ve had have been good although tomorrow will be so hot we’ll start at 6.00 probably. Then we can get all the produce back in the shed into very cold spring water before the hot sun can get onto it.
Marie is squatting picking the rocket, giving her back a break and Yoon is getting baby spinach.
Coriander is lovely and green, flavourful as ever but is looking feathery as happens at this time of the year. So don’t be hesitant about buying it just because it has an unusual appearance!
Josh is foraging for the horta mix. He’s our expert at edible weeds now.
Here’s some of the lovely green oak & mini cos lettuces you will be able to buy at Eveleigh and Taylor Square markets on Saturday morning in Sydney. Get in early and don’t miss out!
All the best for a healthy and happy week.