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thoughts… brilliant and not

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Are you having a resurgence of morning glory? I feel like it’s taking over this year.

I remember growing up there was a constant battle against it, but we seemed to come out the victors and morning glory hasn’t been a huge problem since.

Guess it was just biding its time. Because this year? This year, it’s everywhere.

I admit, it’s my fault. Earlier in the year I had thought about how morning glory used to be a huge issue and wasn’t anymore…. That’ll teach me to have thoughts.

The red thing is a battery charger for the drills etc. Maybe that's where this morning glory is getting its juice from....

The chili pepper plants have decided to skip the picking stage and go straight to the drying stage…. I mean, they’re beautifully dried… just not what we were hoping for.

Fortunately, the other pepper varieties are looking good.

I just had the brilliant thought today that we should grow the lunchbox/snacking sweet peppers. Like mini bell peppers. So hopefully those’ll get added to the pepper mix next year.

(In case you weren’t aware: all my thoughts are brilliant. Sometimes brilliantly bad… but that still counts as brilliant!).

It is peak tomato and peaches time so for this coming week only (8/8-8/12), you can get 5 lbs of yellow peaches and/or red slicing tomatoes for $10. Regular firsts, NOT seconds! No maximum (ok, maybe no more than like 50 lbs per person), but must buy in increments of 5 lbs.

The peaches and tomatoes are available in the store, no need to pre-order.

Remember, only available next week – August 8th through 12th. If you come in in October asking for the 5 lb tomato/peach special, we’re going to look at you like you’re crazy. And then say no.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Happy Eating!


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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!