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Old 99 Farm, week of July 13, 2019

We are coming into the bountiful harvest season with new vegetable crops and berries ripe for picking.
Added this week: beet greens, chicory (young green radicchio), carrots, lovage, New Zealand spinach, cukes and new collards.

Last week I listed all the crops we have in the ground and forgot eggplant and sweet and hot peppers!

Black currants are now ready for picking at $1/100 gm which works out to about $5/qt or L. Raspberries same price. Bring your containers or use ours.

Eggs on special: buy 2 get one free dozen.

Beef: ground, steaks, stew (kabobs), roasts all available.
Pork selection: chops, roasts, smoked ham steaks and hams, more.
Website call-out for the week: David Holmgren’s FutureScenarios essay from 2008. He is the co-founder of permaculture, the design system for living well within the Earth’s means. He ends with this conclusion:
Let us act as if we are part of nature’s striving for the next evolutionary way to creatively respond to the recurring cycles of energy ascent and descent that characterise human history and the more ancient history of Gaia, the living planet. Imagine that our descendants and our ancestors are watching us.