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Old 99 Farm, week of Aug 11, 2019

The harvest of beans, cukes, zukes, and greens continues to be lush as it is for carrots, spinach, radicchio, onions, beets and tops, kale, collards.

Please place your order by Thurs evening so I can pick it early Friday before the day gets hot. Produce picked cool and refrigerated soon thereafter keeps longer in your fridge at home.

Who would like to buy homemade burger patties? We had a great response to our recipe at last Friday’s Old Hwy 99 street party. These would be refrigerated not frozen. Price is $4 per patty (1/4lb).

Climate News this week:]
IPCC report IPCC Report Shows Food System Overhaul Needed to Save the Climate

SOURCE: Inside Climate News
DATE: August 8, 2019

SNIP: Negotiators for the world’s governments signed off on a report Wednesday that describes in alarming detail how agriculture, deforestation and other human impacts on lands are transforming the climate.

From the BBC
DATE: August 9, 2019

SNIP: Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. These episodes of unusually high water temperatures are – like heatwaves on land – associated with climate change.

from Science Daily
DATE: August 8, 2019

SNIP: Rivers and lakes cover just about one percent of Earth’s surface, but are home to one third of all vertebrate species worldwide. At the same time, freshwater life is highly threatened. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and international colleagues have now quantified the global decline of big freshwater animals: From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent – twice the loss of vertebrate populations on land or in the ocean.