Savage Farming

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hailstorm subsequence

Bad news.

The main field of tomatoes finally began ripening and we are facing a huge press of sunburned and yellow-shouldered tomatoes.

Everything was going fine, all looked well while the fruit was green. However, it turns out that the hailstorm pounded down and opened up our plants too much so we are seeing a huge incidence of basically ruined fruit. It isn't that it's inedible, just unmarketable. I'm afraid our dealings with Ray's Food Place are now going to be a mute issue. Nothing sadder than 15,000 pounds of useless fruit.

We'll still have enough for our stand, just barely but picking will suck. Gonna have to spend a lot of time searching and hunting for usable fruit.

Well, this too shall pass. Hope y'all are being happy and well.


  • Gosh, that sucks. Do you think you could sell them as canning tomatoes?

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 12:51 PM  

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