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Why Are The Deer So Happy This Year?

Posted 6/25/2019 9:31am by David Zemelsky.

Dear People I Love To Write To Each Week,

I do.  I really love to write to all of you each week.  Some of you, I've never met.  It is also true that there are weeks when there's not much to say.  This is one of those weeks.  Mostly because it has been a challenge to keep up on the tomatoes.  Yesterday, it took everything that I had to get thru  clipping and  helping the plants to stand up straight. It was not cool in the hoop houses either.

Anyway, we've noticed that the deer are busy along the edges of the farm doing damage.  Sunflowers, lettuce and a few other things.  Not a pretty sight.  And yet, this all feels new-deer damage to such a degree.  Makes me wonder why.  The only thing that immediately comes to mind-a shortage of their regular food.  And what's that all about?  For me, the answer is simple-climate change has created less of the food that deer are usually use to.  Just a theory.  Any thoughts of your own.

This, also , is the time of year when I get to munch on the new sungolds, but there still isn't enough to  open it up to orders.  Soon, my friends, soon.

In the meantime, we'll have an abundance of other things.  Largely, the same as last week.  I will not be near a phone over the next week, so please, send your orders ONLY to Joel at: smithbissett@yahoo.com   If you send your order to me this week, you'll maybe find the order would get missed.  Orders to him by Thursday 8AM.  Pick up at the shed after 2PM.

Here's the list:

Peas/ snow and snap.  Let me know which one. $6/pint

Salad Greens $6/bag

Braising Greens-spicy or not $6/bag

Collards,Big Kale and/or Swiss Chard- $4/bunch

Beets- $4/bunch

Radicchio- $3/head

Beautiful Lettuce Heads- $3

Radishes- $4/bunch

Hakeuri Turnips- $4/bunch

Pea Tendrils- Special This week. $5/bag

Nasturium Flowers- edible flowers, and peppery, too. $6 for a nice little bag

Garlic Scapes-this is the flower on the garlic.  Next fresh  thing from the garlic plant.  Use exactly like clove garlic except it won't go thru a press. $4/bag

Pak Choi- $4/bunch

Spinah $6/bag

Dill, Oregano and Parsley  $3/bunch

I hope you have a great week, full of all the right foods!