Early September:Tomato blight

As most of you know we, along with many other farms in the area, have been hit with Tomato blight. The conditions were perfect : cool wet weather for an extended length of time. Virtually all of our outside tomato plants, some 1500+ died in a matter of a couple days. Starting at the bottom of the plant, first brown, then black and moving up to the fruit leaving ugly brown cancers on otherwise perfect green tomatoes. Most of the fruit is ruined. We have never had blight before; oh of course we get late blight in the fall after a fairly long harvest period but this is the first time we have ever seen such a large quantity of perfectly good tomatoes gone bad. Luckily we still have the greenhouses where the fruit still looks decent. We will have tomatoes for our CSA customers and at the Farmers Market for as long as we can but we notified the wholesale accounts that the availability of red slicers are questionable. We still have loads of produce at the markets and the flowers are in abundance so come see us. We will be at the Meridian Farmers Market on Saturdays 8-2pm and the East Lansing Farmers Market on Sundays 10-2pm.

Here are some pics from the last few weeks.creme lizzie close

FSABW White lizzies w: red

cherry tomtoes close 2014




photo challenge week #7

2 thoughts on “Early September:Tomato blight”

  1. Yeah, it’s a bummer but for now we have plenty of greenhouse tomatoes. But we will run out of those soon.

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