August 12, 2020

This past week I made blackberry jam, kicking off the preservation season. Since there were very few apricots this year, blackberries were the first on my list. I spent two days last week picking the abundant berries up Oak Creek … Continued

July 22, 2020

The monsoon rains are inching ever closer and the plants are thirsty for their arrival. But all this heat is bringing on more and more of the high summer crops. This is our first week for eggplant and shallots. We don’t … Continued

July 15, 2020

Well, I think we are all just waiting for the rain now. The clouds have certainly been teasing us, but they need to just deliver already! At least the heat has brought on the tomatoes, and eggplants and peppers won’t … Continued

July 8, 2020

The heat is on and we are waiting for the monsoons. We’ve had a few teases, but we are hoping the real thing will be here soon! As the fields surrounding local farms have dried out, the critters have started … Continued

July 1, 2020

July is here and hopefully the rain won’t be far behind. At least this week is a little cooler for all the growers out in the field. While the eventual monsoon rains will cool things off and give plants a boost, … Continued

June 24, 2020

Summer has arrived, and with it, summer squash! The first of what I think of as the true summer crops heralds all the other summer goodness yet to come. This is also the first week for potatoes, courtesy of Dave … Continued

June 17, 2020

I spent the last week rafting the Green River in Utah and it was quite an adventure! There were hurricane-force winds, freezing cold rain storms, rapids, a flipped raft, and lots of lizards. But we were definitely missing out on … Continued

June 3, 2020

June is here and summer is just around the corner. Tomato plants are starting to fruit, stone fruits are getting bigger on the trees, and garlic is being harvested. But for now we can continue to enjoy the early-season greens that … Continued