Tuesday, July 26, 2016
In the Share: Week 12
TOMATOES F/P The cherries are plentiful as are the heirloom and hybrid slicers.
GARLIC F/P more of our hardneck variety.
CUCUMBERS F The last of the cucumbers from the first planting. In a couple of weeks the second planting should be fruiting.
EGGPLANT F/P I was lucky to have some of that eggplant cheesecake that Merri posted on the Facebook group. If you are not in our closed group, you are missing out on a bunch of recipes. See Tom's post for the link.
SALSA PACK F/P
COLORADO ROSE POTATOES F/P A new variety for us, let us know what you think.
SWEET PEPPERS F Just one ripe one this week. There are many more coming.
HERBS F/P Basil, including lemon and Italian varieties.
NEXT WEEK: Tomatoes, carrots, onions, eggplant, salsa packs and peppers.
The first round of the fall broccolis, cabbages and cauliflower are in the fields, each row with a line of irrigation tape alongside it.
With plenty of water and fertile soil they should be feeding us well by the end of September and up until we get a hard freeze.
mmm... a crisp Autumn day sounds so nice. But, not so fast! We still have August to sweat through and lots of delicious summer crops to eat. Speaking of yummy summer food, I was in the tomato patch this morning and spied a little bird's nest in one of the plants. I'm not sure what bird it is, maybe a wren?
And finally, we wanted to give a special shout-out to the members who have been delivering the shares to Liberty this year. When we decided to move the Brookside distribution from Saturdays to Mondays, we were worried that we would now have three deliveries to make each week instead of two. Thankfully most Saturdays there have been members willing to schlep the produce for us after four hours of sweating in the fields. That's going above and beyond, folks and we truly are so grateful. This allows us all to stay on the farm and get more work done. Here's a typical vehicle leaving the farm on a Saturday.