Good news! The summer squash are beginning to succumb to powdery mildew!! Still enough for you to enjoy this week though!
In this weeks share: basil, carrots. garlic, kale, lettuce mix, peppers (pretty sure they are anchos/poblanos), potatoes, summer squash, and tomatoes (various kinds).
Lucky you, today you are getting some bonus broccoli! The plants have been putting up little broccoli heads, and there were enough to share this week. I think they are trying to make up for their pathetic cousins, the cauliflower, which just will.not.flower.
There are 5 different tomato varieties heading out this week, so check the pictures below (on the website) to see what you are getting (and I *think* I got it right -- I had trouble locating some labels). It is my first year growing heirloom tomatoes, and I have been learning that they are, well, ugly. So if you get some ugly tomatoes that are on the verge of splitting, and maybe have a few suspicious holes, know that that is how they are *supposed* to look. They are notoriously hard to pick and get to customers while looking good. That's why you can't get them at the grocery store. I have been reading that it is best to pick them with "green shoulders", so those of you who are getting the Cherokee Purples this week, just let them ripen on your counter for a few days.
And speaking of missing labels, the peppers are having a little identity crisis. So I'm pretty sure the pepper you are getting this week is a jalafuego jalapeno. So, hot. Please remember to take care in cutting them up, and whatever you do, *do not* take out your contacts after handling the seeds with your bare hands. Ask Aaron how he knows this.
In this weeks share: bonus broccoli, carrots, cucumber, lettuce mix, parsley, pepper (hot), summer squash, and tomatoes.
Katy has suggested a summer squash cook-off at the farm party -- so prepare your best recipe for getting rid of, er, I mean, enjoying the abundance of summer squash!
Have a great week!
Well, my predictions were accurate, the beans have dwindled dramatically. This will be the last week for green beans! Hope you have had your fill. Next year I will know to sneak in a fourth planting. Also last this week -- onions. For some reason about two-thirds of the onions I planted did not grow, so there are many fewer than I had expected.
The potatoes have not thrived--we should get a few more weeks out of them. I apologize for the potatoes with cuts from my shovel, and a few worm holes, but I wanted to give you as much as possible, since the harvest is turning out to be less than hoped for.
But never fear, the summer squash and cucumbers are still going strong!
In this weeks' share: beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce mix, kale, onion, potatoes, summer squash, and tomatoes (for most).
If you could please return the containers the tomatoes are in, I would greatly appreciate it. You are welcome to return the plastic bags as well.
I did some taste testing of the lettuce, and what do you know, the ones advertised as good in hot weather didn't taste too bad! Hopefully you agree.
I was ashamed to learn that one of my members *purchased* kale last week! I think that is a real CSA farmer fail. I promise not to let you down in the kale department again!
So many tomatoes are *so* close to being ripe. The cherry tomatoes are ready to burst, and some of you will get some this week, and the juane flamme variety is starting to ripen as well--so a few of you will get some of those.
The beans are definitely slowing down, and the peas are done, but never fear, the summer squash and the cucumbers are growing like crazy (a big relief, I know). I know there are a ton of zucchini recipes out there, but also keep in mind you can grate it and freeze it in quantities just right for zucchini bread, or whatever your favorite (?) way to consume it is.
In this weeks share: lettuce mix, cherry tomatoes! (for some), tomatoes! (for some - jaune flamme), kale, garlic, basil, carrots, potatoes, beans, summer squash, cucumbers.