The heat has really brought on the flowers! It also hasn't hurt the tomatoes or squash so the fruits won't be so far behind.
All the flowers, and well the fruit too since it is what a flower develops into, makes me hopeful for saving some of the seeds and having some available this fall, especially those that you want to sow before winter and let the cold wake them up, with most available next spring! (it may seem odd to already be thinking of next seasons plantings, but it's pretty usual for a farmer. The best time to plan for this time next year is this time this year as everything I wish I did different, and why I should, is fresh in my mind)
It's gonna be a hot day for both markets, so it's a great time to pre-order online. That way I can keep your items in a separate chilled cooler so they stay fresher and it's a quick grab-and-go for you to get you back into the shade sipping lemonade or enjoying some air conditioning right away!
And remember, masks or shields are required to come in and shop or pick up your order at the market. If you can't wear a mask, at The Farmers Market at Libby there is a special parking space near the Market Manager tent where you can park and a volunteer will pop down to me to get your order so you don't even need to get out of your car!
A little bit of beauty out of the chaos I'm never quite sure what bouquets will end up being like when I start preparing them, how I will combine the colors and shapes. I plant and harvest beautiful individual flowers trusting they will look good together but sometimes the combinations are more captivating than I imagined.
Some of the first tomatoes will be available at the Troy Farmers Market (sorry Libby, Troy can't always get the leftovers :) ) but there's more coming so I should have some available online soon! But until then, if you really want a box, you'll need to pop down to the Troy Market on Friday.
Current ones are Napa Chardonnay (pale yellow), Napa Blush, and Atomic Grape (stripy ovals) with a lot more varieties just ripening.
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.