The sonorous whine of the cicada through droopy, sun drenched days and the steady chirp of crickets in the evening mark mid-summer’s astronomical arrival on Aug 2nd, nearly two weeks ago since I dropped out for our annual vacation in Maine. Now back and well rested after much sleeping, eating and reading. It rained most of the time. By now, local vegetable harvest of corn, beans, and tomatoes are at full throttle through September except salad greens which almost always go void of course in the heat. An opportune time to take a break. All the rain brought cooler weather at my return, and fortunately the greens like this weather and are producing well for the time being. The fourth ten week delivery cycle began week of July 27th running through October 7th and some of you have been receiving our first delivery of local artisan bread, goat cheese, and mixed cherry/ grape tomatoes with the salad. Baby Greens Al fresco is a complete, light summer meal you can take anywhere. Please comment on how this new service is working for you so I can improve it. Nice to be at the farm again on the back side of summer.