Tuesday, August 13, 2013
In the Share - Week 13
TOMATOES X 2 (F/P) The harvest is on and everyone will be getting a nice amount of tomatoes this week. The heirlooms are prone to cracking when the weather fluctuates as it has this year. Pick out the ugliest tomato you can find and see if it isn't the tastiest.
CARROTS (F/P) We grew some big carrots this Spring and they are sweetening up nicely in the cooler. The fall carrots are growing, so we hope for a continuous supply through the end of the year.
GARLIC (F/P) I once ate at a restaurant called the Stinking Rose, where garlic is prominent in every dish.
SALSA PACK OR OKRA (F) Its the first week with okra as a choice in the shares. We will try to spread it around as the harvest increases. No one that doesn’t want it should need to take it, but the okra-lovers will get their chance at some.
SWEET PEPPERS (F/P) Someone on Saturday mentioned making stuffed peppers, sounds good to me!
CUCUMBERS (F) last of these until our last little planting matures.
HERB CHOICE (F/P) Lots of basil this week, also garlic chives and hot peppers.
NEXT WEEK: More tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Melons (we think), potatoes and onions.
Wow! What beautiful weather we are having. Tom and I feel fortunate to be able to make a living doing what we do every day, but when the days are this perfect we really cannot complain about anything.
Another reason to feel fortunate: with less than 24 hours-notice, the Saturday crew grew by 10 workers and we easily completed the CSA harvest. Thank you to all who made the trek through traffic and spent the morning picking cherry tomatoes and digging potatoes. It was a great example of the power of the CSA in action.
And finally, how lucky are we that we were able to see one of our feathered neighbors so close up. We think it is a Great Horned owl. We hear them often, but we usually only catch a glimpse as they fly by in the gathering dark. This guy/gal seemed quite calm perched on our clothesline for quite some time before it silently flew away.