Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In the Share: Week 7

LETTUCE (F/P) Enjoy those salads while you can, the lettuces won’t last more than another week.
BROCCOLI (F) A bit more from the patch until it gets a reprise in the fall.

CUCUMBERS OR CHERRY TOMATOES (F) We’ll give you one or the other, depending on the first harvests of each – just a small tasting with many more to come.

SUMMER SQUASH (F/P) The ubiquitous summer vegetable – easy to prepare and good in so many ways.

SWISS CHARD (F/P) A gorgeous bunch from the splendid patch.

KOHLRABI OR BEETS (P) Your choice: clean and crunchy or complex and earthy.

CARROTS (F/P) Another round of carrots, this time topped for better storage in your refrigerator.

BASIL (F/P) Italian basil for a real taste of summer.


Also this week: Bread of Life delivery


Next week: More squash, cucumbers and tomatoes. Onions and beets.

Weather: It’s been a scorcher this week. The farm crew is now starting at 6 am to avoid the heat of the day. We harvest and hoe in the morning and save shady or low-impact jobs for the afternoon. If you are coming out to the farm this week, please come prepared with hats, water bottles, sunscreen, etc.

The Fields: The fall planting continues. This week brussel sprouts, kale, collards and chicory were seeded. We are also planting the last of the summer crops in the fields: another round of melons, squash, cucumbers and beans. We are thrilled to see the summer crops beginning to bear fruit. We have picked the first tomatoes, mainly the cherries but also a few of the bush varieties. There are young little melons growing in the melon patch and loads of flowers on the cucumbers. Today we planted the long-awaited sweet potato plants. We’re hoping that the tender sprouts will survive the blazing sun and heat while they get their first roots established. A heavy dose of irrigating will surely do the trick.

Links: We will be participating in the Urban Farms and Gardens tour this Sunday by helping out at Fairview Church Garden. Check out http://urbanfarmstourkc.com for all the events this week. Start your weekend right with a quick tutorial at the Bad Seed by FSF CSAer Emily Akins and others. Here’s the scoop:>Want to preserve the bounty of the season? You can learn the basics in no time at all!

Come to Badseed for bite-sized demonstrations including...
freezing greens
fermenting
making jam
pickling

All that great info in just 90 minutes! Don't miss it!

Friday, June 26, 2009
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Badseed Market
1909 McGee
Kansas City, MO
8164720027

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Greetings from Cincinnati. The pictures look great. YFS- Jeanne