It has been a great summer to raise a crop in southeast Nebraska. While much of the south has been experiencing a drought, we have been very blessed and fortunate here in southeast Nebraska with an abundance of rain and excellent growing conditions. This years Ely Farms bell pepper crop looks to be a good one. Currently, the peppers on the plants are only green. They have not yet began turning to reds and yellows. We will typically have one green pepper picking in early August before the peppers turn later in the season. We had our first Green Bell Pepper picking this week (Week of August 1st) and they were excellent! My family and I will be leaving for a short vacation, but will return back to Grafton, ready for another picking, and the annual Pickling of Ely Farms Pickled Bell Peppers! Time to start getting the fresh bell pepper recipes out! Also just about time to get our Pickle on!