Rocky Ridge Ranch Newsletter - Aug 17th
Hello Members and Friends,
This is the 24th CSA delivery week and marks the end of the Summer Quarter. We will begin delivering again on September 3rd, 2020. In the meantime we will be trying to take a few days break!
Important notice for Half Share Members! If you picked up a cooler last week on Aug. 13th your next delivery is Sep. 3rd. For those of you who will be picking up this coming week on Aug. 20th, your next delivery will be Sep. 10th.
IF THIS IS YOUR LAST DELIVERY AS A CSA MEMBER PLEASE PLAN TO LEAVE WITHOUT OUR COOLER!!!!
The new heat wave is currently our biggest concern. Both water supply and fire hazards can be a big challenge out here. Grain harvesting is beginning at neighboring farms which can sometimes cause fires but thankfully the local farmers and Fire Department are well prepared.
We check the livestock watering tanks everyday. The cattle have been set up with two watering tanks and the hogs have a big gurgling wallow. The poultry have 50 gallon hanging tanks with drippers. We have the sprinklers going on the lawn. Most work is done in the shade. Still have to plan the veggie harvesting very early in the morning!
Let's take a look at what we plan to bring in deliveries this week:
Cooler of the Best Produce
Micro Greens Mix, Leaf Lettuce Salad Mix, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Chard, Kale, Collard Greens, Beets, Carrots, Squash, Daikon Greens, Special Long Green Beans, Cabbage, Salad Onions, Herb-Rosemary, Garlic Chives, Leeks, Kohlrabi, and Eggs
Variety of Meats
Chicken, 2 pkg's steaks, Beef Roast, 2 Ground Beef, Bacon, Ground Pork, Pork Surprise item. Hopefully this makes up for the beef shortage a few weeks ago.
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Gary & So