We started the day off bright and early by harvesting all of the vegetables for tonight's CSA pickup. It may have been 7 in the morning, but the temperatures were already climbing. Walking through the rows it was good to take note of how everyone was being effected by this sudden heat wave. Most of the lettuce has given up and has bolted, trying desperately to secure the next generation. The tomatoes, however, are absolutely loving it. They're finally starting to develop from their thick green skinned stage in to the juicy, mouth watering sweet fruit that we all love. The rainbow chard was dancing in the morning breeze, flashing its brightly colored stems. The other summer vegetables are in full swing: cucumbers, squashes, eggplant and peppers. It made me feel very accomplished knowing that I would be sharing this bounty with members of my community later in the evening.