Tuesday, October 15, 2013
In the Share - Week 22
BROCCOLI (F/P) We have picked most of the first heads and now are picking the side shoots. Full shares get broccoli and a choice of more broccoli or cauliflower.
SWEET POTATOES (F/P) big, beautiful orange-fleshed Beauregards
LETTUCE (F/P) A mix of varieties from the field.
BULB FENNEL (F/P) Whoa there, the fennel has grown fast and large. See Tom's post for some culinary suggestions.
CHOICE OF GREENS (F) Bok choy, tat soi, kale or arugula
BEETS OR SWEET PEPPERS (F/P)
KOHLRABI (F) These are the larger, fall season varieties. Don't let their size scare you, they are tender and juicy.
GARLIC (F/P) We are saving all of the rest of the garlic for planting later this month.
TOMATOES (F) We picked green tomatoes today. Expect them in your share next week. Until then enjoy the last of the ripe ones.
WATERMELON RADISH (F/P) See Tom's post for more on this vivid fall treat.
HERB CHOICE (F/P) Cilantro, dill, thyme, or rosemary
NEXT WEEK: Broccoli, green peppers, green tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, carrots, lettuce and leeks.
The farm crew gave up a day off last week to take advantage of the beautiful weather for re-siding the back of the barn. Thanks to a good platform designed by my dad, we had a sturdy work area. The old lumber came off quickly in the morning and the boards went up in the afternoon.
The end result looks pretty nice if we do say so ourselves.
With frost coming any day now, we have been very focused on harvesting the tender crops. The sweet potato harvest continues with 400 feet left to dig.