Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In the Share - Week 23
LETTUCE (F/P) 2 heads for the full shares, 1 for the partial shares.
SWEET POTATOES (F/P) More of the bumper crop of sweets. This week more white O’Henrys
SWEET PEPPERS (F/P) We picked them all and will hand out ripe and green in the next 2 weeks.
TOMATOES (F/P) More of the late flush of ‘maters.
EGGPLANT, POTATOES OR BROCCOLI (F)
CAULIFLOWER (P) We’re hoping for enough for the partials this week and the full shares in Liberty that missed out last week.
MIXED ROOTS (F) A couple of beets, a couple of radishes and a turnip. This makes the best roasted root vegetable dish. The watermelon radishes lose their bite if you slice them and peel off their outer shell.
HERBS (F) Cilantro, dill or parsley
ALSO THIS WEEK: Bread of Life Bakery shares
NEXT WEEK: Our last week of the CSA season. More lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Green peppers and bulb fennel.
The farm is a buzz of activity preparing for the first freeze of the fall forecasted for tomorrow morning. We spent the last several days covering crops out in the field and harvesting everything else. Monday we focused on the tender summer fruits: peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. Today we pulled beets, turnips and radishes. Overall we brought in over a thousand pounds of produce in two days.
Before we became over-run with green tomatoes and dirty beets, Tom and I got a good visit in with some of our family. On Saturday my niece Nina, my sister Sally and my mom Sharon came for a visit to the farm followed by a performance of the Tom Sawyer Ballet at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The ballet was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed the beautiful new building. Before we left for the big event Farmer Tom took our photo in front of the newly renovated Fair Share Farm Barn for the Storing of Crops.