It was a beautiful morning at the Farmers' Market! We had an abundant supply of our Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as a good number of our vine-ripened Hybrid Red Tomatoes. We were able to harvest a few Green Peppers, but they didn't last very long. Hopefully we'll soon have a few more ready to harvest. We have begun harvesting Cucumbers, and will hopefully be able to have a continuous supply of them throughout the season.
It's difficult to see how many French Orange Melons are hiding in this picture.
Take a look at all of the blossoms on the French Orange Melon plants. Some day very soon they will become delicious little melons...can't wait!
Our roadside market is officially open for business with our fresh-picked vine-ripened Tomatoes and Heirloom Tomatoes.
The tassels are out at the top of the corn stalk and the ears of corn are developing along the sides of the stalk, with the corn silks beginning to emerge. The corn silk starts out red in color and will turn yellow as it matures. Soon the pollen from the tassels will fall onto the corn silks, and then we'll have pollinated Sweet Corn, which will cause the kernels to develop on the cobs. The corn silk dries and turns brown as the ear of corn ripens.
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We have begun to harvest our French Orange and Charentais Melons. We've only got a few ripe ones, but there should be more and more ripening every day.
Once the long day was behind us yesterday, we went for a golf cart ride to decide where the following day's Sweet Corn will come from. Of course we had to pick a few ears for tonight's dinner. On the way back to the house we stopped at our roadside market to pick up a tomato. BLT sandwiches and fresh-picked Sweet Corn are a perfect ending to our day.