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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19th and 22nd

STUFFED 

It's noon on pick-up day and the cooler is stuffed full.  The barn also has crates stacked high of peppers, eggplant and edemame.  I still need to harvest the tomatoes!  After a challenging season, I must say these past few weeks of harvest have been satisfying.  Huge heads of broccoli, nice ears of corn, colorful peppers...and wait till you see the cabbage and winter squash to come...beautiful!


Many summer crops are having their last hurrah, but they are being replaced with some diverse fall veg like celery, pumpkins, sweet greens and much more.  It's been a treat not to have an early frost, lessening our work load and worry and allowing us to get some extra weight out of the fields.  It's inevitable though, frost will come, so be sure to enjoy the warm season crops while they last...


Including the flowers (and cherry tomatoes)!  Yowza are they are grand this year!


This Week's Bounty: lettuce, tat soi, spinach, broccoli, yellow/green beans, corn/melon, radish, hakurei, cabbage, peppers, eggplant, edemame, zukes....


The Farmer's Table has been full of crudites and dip this week and lots of melons for breakfast and snacking.  We also enjoyed a fresh pasta sauce with broccoli, carrots and arugula.