Well, we are nearing the end of peach season. It is a sad time , but an almost near relief. The last few months have been long and tiring.
We are picking two (Flame Prince and White Rose) varieties right now and still have three (Indian Cling, Fairtime and Parade)more to go. The last three may not have enough yield for all of the markets and stores.
With the majority of the apples still a good three weeks away, we may have to stop the markets for a while. That one is still up in the air.
Sales at the home market have slowed a good deal since school has started back (August 7th).
Starting next week I will have a new schedule. I will work at the home market 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If the markets (Tuesday and Thursday) are not going on then I will have those days off. I also will work at the home market 2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays a month.
I will miss going to the markets but am ready for a break at the same time. I will continue to work through most of October. We are planning a beach vacation in October. I cannot wait!!!!!
The days I will have off will be used to can and freeze for the hard winter ahead.