The beginning of July marks a very busy season for us, at Brickel Creek farm. Slowly at first, the blackberries and tomatoes begin to ripen and are readily harvested. However, we know this slow pace won't last long. The rows of red berries will soon all be black, and the tomato plants will grow to reach a height of up to 7 feet. By next week, we will likely be in full swing with the blackberries, picking up to 50 pounds every day. Many days require a morning and evening harvest in order to pick the berries at peak ripeness and flavor.
Meanwhile, in the fields we have a steady production of a variety of other produce that is also rewarding us with weekly harvests.
- heirloom cherry tomatoes
- baby kale blend
- large leaf White Russian kale and Russian Frill kale
- red and green leaf lettuce blend
- pea shoots