13785 Potomac, Brighton, Colorado
Tickets $30 a person
Ticket price includes Chuckwagon Dinner and Entertainment
A dinner out for you changes the life of a student in Zimbabwe. Proceeds provide educational scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children through Hope’s Promise orphan ministry (www.hopespromise.com). Come join us for this fun event and give a child hope!
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June 26th, 2015
While ferocious storms have swirled around us, we have remained dry. Consequently, Camp Swampy has transformed again to the high desert and we are irrigating like crazy. The combination of higher humidity levels and heat have taken me back to my teenage years detasseling corn in Iowa cornfields in July...makes me really thankful for cooler mornings!
At last, the greenhouse is empty now save for second plantings of cucumbers, basil and zucchini. What a relief to finally have everything in the ground! Overall, plants are taking off and growing like crazy - including the weeds!
Expanded hours: Our farm market will be open tomorrow, Saturday, June 26th, from 9 am until 2 pm. Greens (lettuce, kale, spinach and chard)still rule the day but other produce is starting to mature. Beet greens with their baby beets attached are so excellent coated with a bit of olive oil mixed with balsamic and roasted. Garlic scapes are still plentiful. This week, we are offering certified organic, tree-ripened sweet cherries from Morton's in Palisade. What a treat!
Dinner ideas: Try our kale pest recipe and our lemon-parsley pesto recipe. Both make for easy and delicious hot or cold pasta dishes. Just load them up with other veggies.
Free canning class: Brighton Shares the Harvest, the Brighton Bloomin' Buddies Garden Club and Adams County CSU Extension have teamed up to offer a free canning class on July 1st from 9 am until 1 pm. It will be held at the Adams County Extension Office on 124th, just west of Highway 85. Register by calling 303-637-8126. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about high-altitude canning.
Well, I remain hopeful that there will be produce to can...what a year! I'm off to harvest. Enjoy!