On Line Market July 23rd
On line market opens Monday July 23rd!
WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK?
MY MOTHER’S GARDEN – has new cut bunches of MINT! Chocolate, Apple and Kentucky Colonel!
FEATHERED OAKS FARM – is offering 3 sizes of eggs this week. Small – Medium – Large
SLOW FOOD KITCHEN – will provide a sample of one of their products with every order this week!
FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – Has dried Florida Sweet onions on sale, 3 for $1.00
GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – will have limited greens this week, and maybe next week. The rain is drowning the plants in the garden.
PEACH PIT FARMS LLC – A new environmentally sustainable small farm has joined the network. They started growing in 2012 fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers. The products from this Lithia farm can be found in Lithia, Riverview, Wimauma, Valrico and Lutz. Jeff estimates he will start listing on line the last week of the month!
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!
A robotic competition challenge will be held July 31st at the Agricultural & Biological Engineers Annual Meeting in Detroit. 19 Universities from Canada, China and US are competing for a winning robot that will identify, sort, and harvest apples!
The California State Water Board is considering increasing water to rivers and restricting water to farming operations in the San Joaquin Valley, that will dramatically impact almond growers!
A little closer to home, the recent record rainfall in south Florida has created an algae bloom that covers 90% of Lake Okeechobee’s 730 square miles.
It is believed to be the largest algae bloom ever seen!
The 3 above items are from GROWING PRODUCE MAGAZINE
THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS!