We are into the still-long-days of Summer and the Summer harvest is in full swing. Summer vegetable staples that are ripening now include sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and squash.
Wild Himalayan blackberries continue to ripen over the long Summer days of August
Some of our grapes ripen from early August into September. Two of our favorites are Marechal Foch and Emeryville Pink.
A special seasonal treat that is ready for u-picking each August is Cascade Hops.
Other things we expect to have available for u-picking in August include: Autumn berries (aka Autumn olives), yellow wild plums, apriums, elderberries, basil (sweet Genovese and Thai), mints (chocolate, apple, and strawberry-flavored), horseradish roots and leaves, Greek oregano, lemon balm, German thyme, Greek mountain tea, nopales pads, rau ram, chives, lettuce, beets, kale, collards, New Zealand spinach, Malabar spinach, lemon verbena, marshmallow leaves, rosemary, catnip, white sage, pineapple sage, ashwagandha, epazote, parsley, wormwood, purslane, bay leaves, borage leaves and flowers, hollyhock flowers, amaranth flowers, sunflowers, dandelion greens, Chilean guavas, and rhubarb.
As you can tell from this extensive list, this is another one of the highly productive and interesting times of the year to come visit the farm.
We are more than happy to give you a tour of the farm and let you pick to your heart's content. As you tour the garden feel free to take in the delicious sweet and spicy flavors and the enticing aromas that fill the air.
Here are a few of the sights to behold during the month of August at Cloverfield Organic Farm:
There are also treasures to find in the farm shed, if you haven't over-filled your harvest basket already with fresh items. We have packages of many of our dried herbs and seeds.
May we also tempt you with our raw Cloverfield Honey? We expect to do a honey extraction from our hives in mid-August.
We hope your visit to our farm and garden tantalizes your palate and nourishes your soul. Hope to see you soon!