Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Summer Solstice

Saturday marked the official first day of summer. Being at about 40 degrees latitude here in Philadelphia, the solstices and equinoxes actually seem appropriate. What I mean by that, is in comparison, when I was growing up in Vermont, I was always perplexed why the first day of summer was late June (my parents, who still live in northern VT, said that on Saturday morning the temperature was 37!), and why the first day of spring was late March, when there is always still snow on the ground. But here in Philadelphia, this weekend really did feel like the beginning of summer. We are all looking forward to the upcoming summer crops coming in from the field, like tomatoes, basil, eggplant and peppers. Before you know, they’ll be in your shares. However, on the farm we always have to plan ahead by a season, and we have already started seeding our fall crops in the greenhouse.

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