Friday, February 10, 2012

Norma's Letter from Jos: Still at Peace 9 February

Vegetable orders
Thursday, February 9, 2012
From: Norma, Zamani farms

Hello customers,

It has been another good week on the farm, and we have been working hard to keep you well supplied with beautiful vegetables. Despite the rather warm weather (in some cases because of it), our crops are growing well and we have lovely things for you for next week. We have been very lucky so far in Jos that we have had relative peace in the area. So far the spate of bombings in some towns and cities has passed us by, thus enabling us to work on the farm with some peace of mind, so we have been able to concentrate on our work. But of course we never know when or if the situation will change, and we try to be prepared for any eventuality – at least as much as we possibly can.

Our new lettuces are ready to pick. We have nice iceberg, sweet cos (romaine), lollo rossa, oak leaf, prizeleaf, and many many types of red and green leaf lettuces. We can make you a delicious mixture if you ask. Butterheads are not yet ready and will need another couple of weeks. We should have a very limited amount of endive frisee for next week. Our escarole is growing well and should be ready to pick the week after next. Radicchio grows more slowly and we will probably need about three weeks or so before it is ready. It really doesn’t like the hot weather very much....

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