July 12th 2012 Hotchkiss CSA

By July 12, 2012 Uncategorized

Ela Family Farms 2012
Hotchkiss CSA

 We hope that everyone is enjoying these slightly cooler temperatures and the little bit of rain we’ve received this week. This week brings our second week of sweet cherries to our members. Cherry season is always too short in my book, and I am loving their flavor this year.  Maybe it’s because this is the first year in several that we’ve had cherries. Cherries are tricky to grow here in the North Fork, primarily due to our cold spring temperatures, which freeze cherry blooms quit easily (and frequently!).  When the cherries come in, it’s a good year for all!
The cherry variety this week is called Skeena, a mid-season cherry variety, Skeena’s pick about a week after the Bing variety.  Skeena’s are large, deep red, sweet fruit that have a very firm texture.  Similar to Bing’s, they need to develop a deep, nearly mahogany red color before they have their full sweetness and flavor.

Look for PEACHES next week!  Yes, peaches in mid-July…what a different season we have this year.
Enjoy the warmth and sun and as always, thanks for your support!

Guten appetite….Becky Ela

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