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7/18/12 newsletter

posted Jul 18, 2012, 7:01 PM by Trogg's Hollow   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 7:01 PM ]
Hey Everyone! Hope you’re all having a great summer so far and coping well with the drought and the heat. This is one of those times we’re thankful to have only a small area to work, and can keep things irrigated and weeded and as healthy as we can.

Many of you were expecting peaches, and as most of you know, we don’t have any. Long story short, there’s some problem with the hitch on our van, the one that pulls that nice refrigerated trailer, and we had to stay home. Also, it’s made transporting our vegetables to market a bit of a challenge, especially in this heat. So, we’re in the process of getting that repaired and plan on making our trip to Alto Pass this weekend. Peaches will be here next week. Thanks to everyone for their patience with us and believe me when I say it will be worth the wait.

In other news, come see me do a canning demonstration at the Elgin Harvest Market this week! Yes, it’s time for my 15 minutes. I’ll be going over the equipment you need, the steps for simple canning, and showing some of the wonderful things you can preserve. Trust me, if I can find the time to can successfully, you can too. It’s easy once you get the hang of it (which doesn’t take long at all), and it’s a great way to make your food last. As for me, it also gives me a feeling of cozy accomplishment, when I take out a can of tomatoes or peaches in the deep of winter. So come see me!! I’ll be there from 4-8, so there’s plenty of time. And then you can stop and see Trogg and pick up some greens, or summer squash, or carrots. We’re also trying to arrange a canning day at the farm, hopefully some time in August, so this will be a good teaser. More details on that will come in a future newsletter.

And finally, some fun vegetable news! We’re seeing the first tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers! Not enough yet for market, but the shares each have a tomato this week, and we’ve been able to bring a few into the house.

More in the newsletter.