Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In the Share - Week 12

TOMATOES (F/P) See below for some photo i.d. on a few of our favorite heirloom varities. Full shares also get a choice of romas or cherry tomatoes.
CANTALOUPE (F) We are just a few short of filling the full shares at the BadSeed tomorrow. If we don't get you one tomorrow, you'll get one soon. Many more are ripening on the vine.
MIX-N-MATCH: CUCUMBERS AND SQUASH (F/P) Take your pick of whatever combination.
SALSA PACK (F/P) For those new to the salsa packs, just chop the whole bag of goodies and add a tomato and a little vinegar. For a real treat roast your salsa like Tom did last season.
GARLIC (F) Fresh and juicy but fully cured now.
GREEN BEANS (F) Some will get the first pickings from the Rattlesnake pole beans with the purple striping.
HERB CHOICE (F/P) Basil, Parsley, Summer savory.

ALSO THIS WEEK: Parker Farms delivery

NEXT WEEK: More tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and salsa. Potatoes and onions return. Cantaloupe and maybe the first watermelons.

The summer harvest is in full swing. The farm crew now harvests all day Tuesday and Friday in preparation for the CSA-assisted harvests on Wednesday and Saturday. When not juggling the fruits of our labor, we squeeze in time to tend to the fall crops. Carrots, beets, turnips, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower have been planted so far.

And when the day is done, we admire the fruits of our labor and then we eat them. Here's some of our favorites.
Brandywine - luscious, the belle of the heirloom court.

Goldie - a variety going back as far as 150 years. An oldie but a goodie.

Nyagous - small but packs a punch of smokey flavor

Aunt Ruby's German Green - ripe when bright green and oh, so good.
Cherokee Purple - full-flavored like the finest steak.

1 comment:

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