Silver Queen Sweet Corn available at Renfrow Farms Market tomorrow!
Our friend Pat was one of the founding members of the Matthews Farmers Market in 1992. We are excited that he will be partnering with Renfrow Farms to offer select crops, including this corn.
The much greater concern in this heat is for our crops. When temperatures are consistently in the upper nineties, the plant all but ceases to photosynthesize and merely tries to survive. This means low fruit set and minimal growth. So while we have finally begun harvesting small amounts of our very first cucumbers, eggplant, okra, green beans, and peppers (all of which can be found at Renfrow Farms Market this week!) we will probably have a decreased yield in these items a few weeks down the road because the plants are dropping their blossoms and not making fruit because they’re too busy trying to stay alive. Much of our week was spent driving back and forth from Renfrow’s, filling up our large water tank that is currently our only affordable means of irrigation, just to keep these plants alive and healthy.