Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Sugar Snap Peas, Turnips, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sunflowers, Summer Squash, maybe Thai Basil, Filet Beans, Turnips, Shell Peas and/or Basil
We sure hope you have been enjoying the bumper crop of cucumbers and summer squash this year. We have been! What a treat. These plants are fickle in Teton Valley. The smallest frost can set them back early season and wipe them out at any point. We thought they were going to do great with last year's hot summer but the smoke seemed to really affect them in a negative way. It is almost like they know they were missed last year!
The cucumbers, summer and winter squash are all in the cucurbit family. They are one of the last things to be planted in the garden. We wait until after June 1st. They are planted in beds in the garden that have been covered in IRT mulch. A plastic ground cover that keeps the ground a bit warmer and inhibits weed growth. They are then covered in row cover with hoops. So each 500' bed is like a mini greenhouse. We leave them covered until they start flowering about the beginning of July. We we pull the row cover off and some of the plants are so big, they have been pressing on the cover.
This year we have 7 rows in this garden section.
1 Row of Slicing Cucumbers
1 Row of Pickling Cucumbers
2 Rows of Summer Squash
3 rows of Winter Squash
If you pick up at the farm, you can see this section of garden behind the pick-up shed, on the East side of the garden. It's a jungle out there! Please savor these veggies. They will be one of the first things to slow down or stop completely when the weather changes. If you feel like you have had your fill of summer squash, you can grate it and freeze it. In the winter just thaw it in a colander and you can make zucchini cakes or bread! It is one of the easiest veggies to process for long term storage. Grate and freeze. That's it!
Workshare lunch: Burritos with "Idaho Salsa" (tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and cucumber) with Squash and Turnips
Recipe Ideas: Tomato Basil Zucchini Boats Recipe or Tomato, Garlic and Summer Squash
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me or tell your site host and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo and Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (Last Market 9/18)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last Market 9/21)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last Market 10/4)
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