Welcome to August! We’ve been keeping busy and enjoying the gorgeous blooms and many pollinators around the farm this week. Our cooler is filled with phenomenal flowers- I think this may be the most beautiful time of the year!
We’re currently in peak lisianthus season and it is absolutely divine. Lisianthus is a member of the gentian family and is native to the Southern U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, and northern South America. The flower is rose-like and has an extraordinary vase life. They’re difficult to start from seed, and a challenging plant for us to grow. We struggle with fungal disease pressure on these blooms every year! That said, I saw them growing through the sidewalk cracks when I was in the Yucatan peninsula in January! Alas, it’s just a bit more challenging in our climate. We’re thrilled with the lisianthus we’re harvesting now, and happy to share it with you at the market this week! We’ll get another, smaller flush of lisianthus later in the season, but what we’ve got right now is the best of the best!
In addition to our prolific lisianthus crop, we’re harvesting buckets full of dahlias every day. We’ve got them in every shape and color, and every single one is stunning. Though they don’t have quite the vase life of lisianthus, dahlias are deeply special flowers.
Of course, we’re still in the heat of tomato season, so don’t forget to pick some up this weekend! There is truly nothing more satisfying than eating a tomato sandwich…for every meal. And, if tomatoes aren’t enough for you, we got a surprise flush of shiitakes this week- unheard of at this point in the season!
This week at the JFX market we will have arugula, cherry tomatoes, head lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, salad mix, shiitakes, shishito peppers, bouquets, and bunches of flowers.
Save the Date
Saturday, August 10th- Flower Farm Dinner- Join us for an intimate seasonal dining experience on the farm prepared by Wilde Thyme. We will roam the farm, share a meal made with produce from Two Boots and other local farms, and enjoy an evening on the farm at the height of the season.