New this week is broccoli (for most people). For some reason, about 2/3 of my broccoli transplants did not survive transplanting, so there is not as much broccoli as I was hoping for. Those who did not get some this week will get some when the plants I just harvested re-sprout. Tomatoes are doing pretty good, so there is a mix of cherry tomatoes and some of the bigger ones starting to ripen (jaune flamme, pink beauty, limony).
In this week's share: basil, beans or peas, broccoli (for most), carrots, garlic, kale (for the greens folks), lettuce mix, potatoes, summer squash, and tomatoes!
Well, turns out I lied last week when I said the peas were done. I hoarded enough of them over the past 10 days to make a decent showing - and the beans are starting to come in so you'll get either beans or peas this week! And the tomatoes are ripening, so you are getting a mix of cherry and jaune flamme (small orange) tomatoes! There are a few mangy looking cucumbers to distribute. These cucumber have been valiantly fighting off cucumber beetles, so they should be chock full of good things for you (there is some evidence that when plants are fighting off pests and disease, they have more of the good things that help *us* fight off disease).
Oh, and I realized when cleaning up last Friday that I totally forgot to put the sage in everyone's bag. If it doesn't look too bad, I'll slip it in this week. Just be sure to use it up quick!
Anyhoo, in this week's share: lettuce mix, carrots, tomatoes, peas or beans, summer squash galore, spinach (for the greens folks), cucumbers (for some), garlic, and parsley.
Sorry for the limited selection this week. The peas have trailed off, but the beans have not yet started. The bean plants are loaded with flowers, but I might have been protecting them from deer a little too vigorously - which also protected them from getting pollinated. Some of the cherry tomatoes are starting to ripen(!), so hopefully they will start rolling in in the next few weeks. The cucumbers are still struggling along, fighting off the cucumber beetles, but there are some baby cucumbers present. And the new ones I've started inside are doing well, so I just need to figure out the best way to protect them once I transplant them.
In the share this week: lettuce mix, chard, carrots, potatoes, onions, sage, summer squash (zucchini, patty pan, or yellow), and kale (for the greens folks).
If you are unsure of how to make use of the herbs you are getting, keep in mind you can dry them, and save them to use later in the year! Instructions are on the website, or just use google to find instructions on the best way to dry herbs.
In the share this week: basil, carrots, lettuce mix, onions, sugar snap peas, radish, potatoes, summer squash for some (zucchini, yellow, patty pan), and chard (for the greens folks).
For items that are coming in slowly (like summer squash), I pass them out as they are ready. I keep track of who gets what each week, so everyone will get them eventually. So don't panic -- you will all get a zucchini (or two) eventually!
And away we go!
Please note that you should wash all the produce! Very important! I give greens a dunk in cold water too cool them off, and roots get most of the dirt sprayed off. Also, please be aware that since I don't use pesticides, some of the produce will sport some bug bites (I minimize this when I can), and the occasional bug. Another good reason to wash!
In this week's share: lettuce mix, kale, radishes, carrots, sugar snap peas, mint, garlic scapes, sunflower sprouts, and spinach (for those getting weekly greens),