now it's summer...
We loved our long cool spring, but now that we have reached the solstice it does seem right for summer heat. The garden is mostly in although we are still scrambling to get all of the water systems functioning. The new mainline irrigation system we put in place last year is doing a fine job. For the first time ever, we have pressure everywhere. Now we just have to hope that the river keeps running.
This year the gods have brought us what looks to be a bountiful and beautiful crop. We are thankful, and doing our best to take good care of it until harvest. The Astrachans - our very first pomme fruit are starting to color up, but we wont really get going until the end of July.
You will find us at the Saturday Healdsburg Farmers Market this season. We are trying to stay as close to home as possible. We may make a couple of appearances at the Ferry Plaza market, but will not be regular like we have for so many years. We will miss all the familiar faces and the fabulous fresh air, but are looking forward to doing a few less hours on the road.
Our calendar is pretty full on weekends through the summer, but you will still find a few options. If you are lucky enough to be able to travel midweek, we can usually fit you in. Our Stay and Cook options are still available, but getting pretty limited. You can check the Overview for a quicker look at what is still open.
We hope you will think about planning a future visit with family and friends. We continue to enjoy the bounty of our farm, the beauty of our valley and the gathering place we have created. We are happy to share it all with you and look forward to your next visit. When you are planning your trip, be sure to check out the new av chamber of commerce website: www.andersonvalleychamber.com. They have done a great job of getting a lot of information all in one place.
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