Crop List: Basil, Rose Finn Apple Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, Kale, Maybe Sugar Snap Peas, Cosmic Mix, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Red Cabbage or Kohlrabi
We have sustained a few light frosts. The first one caught us by surprise. The low was 32 degrees, but the plants were holding so much moisture from the rain that they froze a bit. It was not a killing frost and the cucumbers were the only crop to show damage. The summer squash right next to it has no signs of frost! The cucumbers are slowly fading away...
The garden has gotten the message that fall is now iminent. The plants are scrambling to ripen the last bit of fruits. The yields from the tomatoes have slowed down. The wasps and bees are getting a bit more aggressive as they try to prepare for the colder weather.
The current forecast (on Monday afternoon) looks like the fall weather everyone loves! 70's with no frosts predicted.The dust is down, the smoke is gone. We still have lots of things to come out of the garden! Leeks, onions, potatoes, turnips, carrots, broccoli, another crop of Cosmic Mix, head lettuce, fennel, kale, swiss chard and winter squash. The crop list has many "maybes" right now as we switch between summer and fall crops. Some things are on the way out and some are just starting to come in, which can make share distribution a bit tricky. When we only get a little bit of something we send it to one site, and then rotate it around as it becomes more abundant. This is one of the reasons we keep really accurate records of harvests and who gets what! The other reasons for our record keeping are for organic certification and seed ordering for next year!
Workshare Lunch this week: Curried Zucchini Soup. Although I barely had a summer squash to cook with, so I sauteed the onions, ginger, garlic, added the spices and water, then just filled the pot up with a mix of veggies (potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, kale and squash...actually anything in your share this week would taste great in this soup!) pureed half of it and added some tomatoes. I'm calling it curried veggie soup! But that is the name the recipe is under, and it is on the summer squash page!
The coolers at your site are stocked with 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, Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Shank, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Neck Bones, Fat and Heads
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 one 9/19)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last one 10/5)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last one 9/22)
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