It’s mid-July and mushrooms are popping up all over the place.
Last year’s record-setting drought has been washed away by record-setting rain. Our gardens are overrun by weeds and grass and it’s too wet to cultivate with anything other than our hands. The incessant rain, which began in March, has depressed our yields and in some cases prevented planting altogether. As bad as drought is, in some ways this is worse. When it’s too dry I can get water in the gardens with irrigation. When it’s too wet there’s nothing I can do.
But despite our struggles in the gardens, folks are coming to the farm store and we continue to do well at the farmers market, with more and more customers every week.
I guess you could say that interest in naturally grown local food is mushrooming.