Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or it was the long hours in the hot sun, I don't know but when I dropped of some tomatoes today, the chef asked me what one of my big wonderful treats tasted like.
With out thinking I grabbed one of his knives and cut it in half, I put it into his hands and said, "Look and eat, it is like being with Carl Sagon looking thru the Hubble telescope at the cosmos and being able to taste it.
He bought way more then he needed.
This is a picture of Northern Lights, green shoulder, yellow body and pink blossom end.
Well I had my first tomato on the 18th of June and I thought well that is a record even for a brown cherry in the ground with no cover. I will just sit back and a great wave of tomatoes should be breaking over our heads any day now.
July 13th and no wave, just a tiny stream.
I read in this old book that I have about the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and their moon lure that Tomatoes should be planted in the full moon, So I did that in April, I mean come on already. The book calls the July moon the Mead moon, I hope it is the tomato moon or I will be hitting the mead hard, anyone know a good bee keeper?
To the right is Tim at the Landis Valley Museum herb and plant fair, it was really rainy but look at that great outfit, wellies and short what else do you need. We will be at the Kennett Square Farmers Market next Friday and at B and H organics in Morgantown Pa on Sat for their open house and at Headhouse Market in Philly (2nd and south) every Sunday from 10 -2. We sold tons of plants and lots of people are ready to join the Slow Farming Revolution.
Jerusalem artichokes Kings Lancaster White and Beaver Valley Purple mixed together, aren't they pretty? Time to dig them up, I dig them until the shoots break the surface of the ground. Cook them and use them like you use potatoes. My grandmother used to pickle them, but I have yet to try that old PA German trick.
Why so many seeds? Seeds are culture, and allow me to let you in on something, culture is in big trouble. The ability to save your genetic heritage, or what Wendell Berry calls, "The slow knowledge, the accumulated mistakes and successes over generations." is huge. Prodigious multinational corporations are taking our connection to our grandfathers and to the soil. Saving seeds is a very revolutionary thing to do, it takes the power back and puts it into local growing systems where it should be, and at the same time builds ritual and teaches patients.
Happy Cat Organics, LLC
We are a small company/farm/nursery/retail store that sells sustainably produced seeds, plants, produce and products. We are a triple bottom line business, dedicated to not only ending up in the black, but in creating a business that profits in people and a healthy environments. To stabilize the rapacious erosion of not just our soils, but our culture and way of life. With a focus on organically producing products that stimulates local economies and ecosystems and add balance to our water and food sheds.
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A business that creates energy and resources instead of using them.
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