This season has rolled along nicely. We are producing about 1000# of tomatoes a week and our pepper and eggplant harvest has been excellent. We have managed to have carrots at the market every week for the past couple months, however we have had some poor germination in our salad mix that has forced us to improvise. One morning before market there was only a small patch of lettuce that could be harvested. The bed next to the lettuce was filled with purslane. Another portion of the field had tender lambs quarters growing between our kale. This opportunity yielded an amazingly colorful and flavorful salad mix. We added baby tender kale, beet greens, and some frisee that was otherwise unsellable because it had tip burn. We cautioned our customers at the farmers market that it was not your typical salad. People loved it! This experience really got me excited to continue experimenting with new mixes. Turning a problem into an opportunity is very fulfilling. Now we just have to keep our chefs at Agricola preserving tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, and pickles to bring the summer bounty onto the fall plate.