DEAR FARMKETEERS: A little rain does a lotta good. Oh sure, it slakes the crops and softens your lawn underfoot. But water from the sky magically… alchemically… turns one thing into another. Behold the transformation.
Just last week, you saw this pokey old door swinging in the summer wind. You weren’t sure if it was okay to go through.
A few nights of summer rain and voila! THE PRODUCE PORTAL. Open for business. Come pick your vegetable haul. The tomatoes are about to go supernova.
Now Picking: Apples (yellow transparent and pristine); raspberries (first come first find); zucchini and yellow squash; Swiss chard; eggplant (although a gentleman picked 60 pounds so the patch is bouncing back); sweet peppers and hot peppers; tomatoes (we are picking it heavily to supply the stand but the patch is going to go BOOM with radical ripeness very soon); herbs of 7 varieties; flowers galore. Now Stocking: melons, nectarines, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, onions, garlic, scapes, syrup, honey. Yep.
So this week is basically rinse and repeat — vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. As always be vigilant, for the signage team is up to their old tricks.
A place to park your arse and swing. Cut a bouquet of flowers to take home.
One more thing to tell you all this week. You are unswerving and steadfast ‘Creekniks. We see it and we know it. For your loyalty, you deserve the best in life. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Poo poo on them that poo poo you. We got your back. A token of our appreciation? This diamond doorhandle on the Produce Portal. We spared no expense.
The vegetables appreciate you. The fruits appreciate you. Come feel appreciated. Hope to see you at The ‘Creek.