Wow, the summer is truly here. The solstice has come and passed and the real heat of Central Oregon is officially upon us. And you know what likes heat? Plants. Our crops are beginning to flourish now more than ever. They have all popped, gracing us with more diversity, more nourishment, and more flavor on our plates. Watching the summer begin to explode in its bounty, just compared to last week, is exhilarating. We haven’t made it out into our 25 acre field to harvest yet, but that is just around the corner. As for the crew, we’ve been weeding the WHOLE farm. Lots of hand weeding in our greenhouses, and tractor weeding in the 25 acre. Cultivation is incredibly important to the success of our food later in the summer. By timing our weeding just right, we can save ourselves tons of time, and our crops gain that much more advantage during their critical growing moments. We’ve also been heading to the Deschutes river for mid-day river dips. Gotta beat the heat somehow! The summer will just keep providing from here on out. And we are so grateful to share that with you. This week you will have more choices than ever before in your CSA. We are excited to see what culinary creations you will whip up in the kitchen this week! Thank you all for bringing your salad mix containers, and being so diligent about taking the correct amount of items each week. As a reminder, if you know you’ll miss a week, you can send a friend to pickup your share. Just email us and let us know who will be coming. If you ever have a week where you need to switch your pickup location, we can arrange that too. Just shoot us an email letting us know!