Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In the Share - Week 17

TOMATOES (F/P)  700+ pounds just today.  The red hybrids are at their peak.


ROMA TOMATOES  (F)  Tom's post covers some good hints for cooking with whole tomatoes.  Romas are great for sauce-making.

SWEET PEPPERS (F/P)  The hot weather ripened a truckload of these today.


ARUGULA (F/P)  The second cutting which isn't as perfect as the first, but still very edible.



HOT PEPPERS AND BASIL  (F/P) The hot peppers are Anaheim or banana types.  Either are pretty mild especially if you remove the seeds. 

GREENS (F) The first picking of the kale and collards will be small bunches.

NEXT WEEK:  More tomatoes, peppers, basil and eggplant.  Lettuce, carrots and Hakurei turnips return.


okra harvest

The onslaught of summer fruit continues.  We are picking okra above our heads, tomatoes that have sprawled up their posts and down to the ground, and pepper plants that have take over the paths.  We have more tomatoes than we had time to count, so we may just send them in and say, "take what you want."

Besides the harvest, the big story this week on the farm is the Fair Share Farm CSA 10th Anniversary Party taking place this Sunday.  We hope you all got the invitation.  Folks can arrive as early as 2 pm.  Program at 4 pm, food at 5 pm.  BYO place setting, dish to share and lawn chair and/or blanket.  Bring instruments, lawn games, participate in a treasure hunt, take a hay ride and stick around for a campfire.  Hope to see you all here!

praying mantis

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