Pick-Your-Own Sugar Snap Peas

Is it just me, or does anyone else think Mother Nature is out to get us farmers this season? What happened to the sunny days and warm evenings of summer? What’s all this heavy rain about? The ground is wet, standing water in parts of the field, and way too wet to get in with our fleet of cultivating tractors. This is the second day we’ve been serenaded by thunder. Well, at least the weeds are happy.

Truth is, our sugar snap peas are outrageously happy. Loaded with peas so ready to be picked they might jump into your hands as you walk by. But let’s not take any chances — plan to pick peas during your CSA share pick up this Wednesday and Friday. If you missed the pea picking on Monday, please feel free to come by on Wednesday or Friday anytime between 2:00 and 7:00 pm.

If you are not able to pick peas this week, please come to the farm Saturday morning between 8:30 and 11:30 and pick them. Peas do not like hot weather; it’s quite unusual for us to have peas this late in June and I expect they will be done next week. So please, come and pick your share! Quantities will be posted.

We’ve planned our pick-your-own field with one shareholder family per share in mind. If you split your share, please decide which family will pick peas. Thanks.

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One Response to Pick-Your-Own Sugar Snap Peas

  1. Marie Barry says:

    Fantastic. With a nod to Emily Dickinson who said, “TO make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,…” —
    for me:
    To make a summer, it takes a pea patch and one pea-picking….
    This officially welcomes summer for me.

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