Remember the wet spring and summer of 2019? Well, 2020 has been a little different. A Sept. 13 article in the Hartford Courant read, “At Bradley International Airport, precipitation from June 1 to Aug. 31 totaled 4.42 inches, the lowest level recorded in more than a century of data collection, state weather expert Gary Lessor said Friday.” That was not news to Farmer Joe O’Grady or the rest of our neighboring farmers. Amazingly, these agronomists amongst us seem to be able to make their crops grow through whatever challenges the New England weather gods throw at them.
Joe assures us that the food has grown, and the harvest is good. 2020 Summer CSA members will enjoy their last allotment in mid-October; for everyone, the Farm Store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 31.