Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What to Do With Your Share---Week 16

It's been a roller coaster of a summer. The cool spell we are about to leave did a good job of reviving the farm and farmers. The future sounds dry though, and the words drought and vegetable farm are ones that we don't like to use in the same sentance. But in late-August 2012 that is the weather situation.

Despite it all we continue to plant vegetables and cover crops. The picture below is apprentice Dani Hurst seeding some buckwheat and tillage radish in the beds where the Spring broccoli was. It's our second try in those beds, and we really need rain to get the seeds to germinate.

Planting cover crops

Fried Potatoes and Peppers
The recipe this week is a repeat from the past, from Week 16 of 2009. We love peppers, onions, potatoes and garlic all together. And while we don't have beans just yet, you can get the idea with this recipe. You can modify it to whatever ingredients you have at hand. Also, the potatoes fry up better if they are first cut to size and parboil in water for about 15 minutes. Parsley and marjoram are perfect herbs for this mix.

As Rebecca mentioned we hope to hand out our regular 2 heads of garlic per share every other week for the rest of the season. We have had to cull out several hundred head of soft-neck garlic due to poor curing, but luckily it seems the problem is concentrated only in that type of garlic. Other varieties have done fine, and we appear to have plenty of high quality seed garlic to plant next year's crop (we need over 700 heads.) We hope that you enjoy this fresh, local garlic as much as we do.

Pond Field sunrise

No comments: