Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In the Share - Week 22
LEEKS (F/P) Heighten any recipe by replacing the onions with some slow simmered leeks.
LETTUCE (F/P) More of the red, ruffled head or a green romaine.
BOK CHOY (F) Back in late August when the heat and drought was threatening to kill both crops and farmers alike we rushed to plant as much for the fall as humanly possible. Now we’ve got a bumper crop of brassicas. Hope you are enjoying the fruits of our sweaty labor!
TURNIPS (P) These are the full-size, fall turnips that the full shares got two weeks ago. Check out Tom’s recipe in Week 20 for the best sweet potato, turnip mash ever.
BROCCOLI (F/P) Oh baby, the broccoli crop is in and boy is it beautiful! Everyone gets at least a pound and a half. Again, check for any caterpillars we may have missed.
CAULIFLOWER (F) Last week the members that pick up at the farm got the first cauliflower of the season. This week the full shares in Liberty and KC get their turn. Partial shares will have it next week.
TOMATOES (F/P) Surprise, surprise we have enough tomatoes for everyone.
SWEET PEPPERS (F/P) We keep thinking we need to start picking green ones, but every harvest we come away with enough ripe ones to keep us busy.
EGGPLANT, OKRA OR ANAHEIM PEPPERS (F) See Tom’s post this week for an easy and tasty way to use the versatile Anaheim.
HERB CHOICE (F) Parsley, Arugula, Thyme or Cilantro
ALSO THIS WEEK: Parker Farms shares
NEXT WEEK: More broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, sweet peppers and eggplant. Sweet potatoes, garlic and cabbages.
The saying goes, “make hay while the sun shines,” and while we are not in the haying business, we know enough to take advantage of this unseasonably warm weather. One task that we weren’t sure we would complete before winter hit was painting the new siding on the barn. Since replacing the siding back in July, we have taken time when we can to finish up some of the details around the door and building the landing. And finally this week we were able to start painting.
That’s me on the left. In the middle is Dani Hurst who has been apprenticing with us since August. On the right is Marlene Reuter who has volunteered with us on a regular basis for the past 2 years. Not pictured is Tom who got to do the high up parts. We got pretty far until the paint ran out. Hopefully we’ll finish the job this Thursday.