The tomatoes managed to produce enough to give everybody just a few, hopefully the hoop house will keep them warm enough to continue ripening. The carrots and beets haven't bulked up as much as I would like - but they should make for a great roasted baby-root vegetable dish in combination with the potatoes.
More pears this week, which will need to ripen on your counter top, and a few of the least-blemished (but still ugly) apples. Organic apples are a tricky thing to get right, and I have not put any effort at all into managing them this year. Hopefully they will still taste good for everyone.
In this week's share: carrots, beets, kale (for the greens folks) lettuce mix, hot peppers, sweet peppers, onion,pears, and tomatoes.
The summer crops - beans, tomatoes, and peppers - are definitely winding down. This is the last week for beans, but we might get another week or two out of the peppers and tomatoes.
Expect to have more root crops and "fall" crops in the last 4 weeks (!). New this week are sweet potatoes (my apologies for those that suffered pitchfork wounds or other signs of violent extraction from the clay) and pears. The pears will need a will to ripen on your countertop. Once they start turning yellow, they should be pretty good.
In the share this week: a few beans, carrots, onion, peppers (hot and mild), sweet potatoes, pears, lettuce mix, and tomatoes.
Hey everyone! I had a great vacation in Glacier National Park. I am having a trough time adjusting to real life again, so shares were out a little late today - and this email is out even later.
The peppers and beans are still cranking, but might be slowing down a bit. If you are feeling overwhelmed , remember that beans and peppers are really easy to freeze. The tomatoes are definitely slowing down, but hopefully we'll get a few more weeks out of them. Overall growth is slowing down on all the plants with the shorter days, but hopefully everything will keep plugging away.
In your share this week: beans, carrots, kale (for the greens folks), lettuce mix, peppers (hot, all red), peppers (sweet - orange, red, & yellow), potatoes, onion , and tomatoes.
Please remember to check the website to help identify peppers if you are unsure of what they are. The hot peppers are a mix of ancho/poblano, Hungarian hot wax, and jalapenos.
I am missing a lot of bags, so if you have a stash sitting at your house, please make sure they make it back to me this week - I used every one I had this week!
You will be happy to know this is the last week for summer squash - cause I am ripping those puppies out before I head to the hills next week!
When I harvested the last portion of the mature carrots, I discovered they were in sad, sad shape. So you only got a measly carrot or two this week. But never fear, when I get back, the next planting should be ready to harvest! Same with the lettuce mix - there are a whole lot of seedlings in the ground that should be ready to go in a few weeks (fingers crossed).
Tomatoes are slowing down, but the peppers are still going strong. I heard of at least one unfortunate pepper accident last week. So to try and prevent future fire-breathing incidents, this week I separated the hot and sweet peppers. Sooo....if you can't take the time to click on this link to check out the peppers on the website, know that if the bag of peppers is red and orange that means "fire". If the bag is a beautiful mix of yellow, orange, and red, that means "sweet" And those Lunchbox peppers are the sweetest peppers I have ever munched on, so don't miss out due to fear!
In the share this week: beets (finally!!), carrot, broccoli or cucumber, beans, red onion, lettuce mix, kale (for the greens folks), peppers (mix), tomatoes (mix), and the last of the summer squash!
Just a reminder that there is no share next week. I will be sending out some info for those who were interested in coming out for some u-pick while I am gone. If you have not yet told me you are interested, it's not too late!
Hope everyone has a great few weeks, it looks like I will be cold and wet in a tent all of next week in Montana!