Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In the Share - Week 14
EGGPLANT OR SQUASH F/P Mostly eggplant with just a few squash coming in. If you haven't tried the marinated eggplant recipe yet, I highly recommend it.
DESIREE POTATOES F We have been leaning heavily on the bountiful potato crop for the shares. They add some heft to what has been a difficult growing season.
TOMATOES F/P More heirlooms than hybrids this week including many green-when-ripe varieties like Aunt Ruby's, Green Zebra and Emerald Evergreen.
YELLOW ONIONS F/P
CHERRY TOMATOES P
SALSA OR HOT PEPPERS F See Tom's post for info. on our hot pepper varieties.
HERB CHOICE F/P Basil, lemon bail or summer savory
NEXT WEEK: tomatoes, eggplant, salsa packs, hot peppers, herbs and garlic.
A cold front has dipped down from the North and we were glad for it. It has stayed dry which is a benefit to us as we work to complete the fall planting. Almost all is in and with drip tape on each row. Farm apprentice, Semra, used the discs on the electric Allis Chalmers G to "gutter" the beds today.
It is so nice to be able to do this work after two months of flooding rains. For quite awhile attempting tractor work was a good way to get stuck in the mud. If we have wet times in the future, this work will give a place for the water to drain away.
The CSA member job right now is harvesting the potato crop. They have sized up nicely and are plentiful too. We have brought in over a ton so far this year and there's still more to dig.