CSA Week 14

This Week’s HarvestIMG_9745

Edamame Beans

Green Beans

Sweet Corn

Tomatoes

Okra Or Tomatillos

Candy Onions

Lacinato OR Curly Green Kale

Tendersweet Cabbage

Basil

Watermelon

Summer Squash

Apple Share: All apples in the apple share are from Downing Fruit Farm in New Madison, OH. This week we have Molly’s Delicious (large red, good fresh eating and cooking apple) and Ginger Gold (green, early season cooking apple).

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!

Our CSA member potluck will be Sunday October 2 from 4 to 7. We ask that members bring a dish to share for this harvest celebration. We will provide beverages and a main dish. Last year we had wonderful weather and a great turn out. We ate lots of delicious food, socialized, and toured the farm. We hope for a big turn out again this year so mark your calendars!

Farm News

While the heat continues to linger and the box screams summer with basil, tomatoes, watermelon and sweet corn, there are signs of fall on the farm as well as all around. Kids are back in school, insects that I typically see in fall have made appearances, and the first of the fall brassicas, kale, is in the box. In between our busy harvest days, we are prepping for fall. We planted our last round of fall transplants this week and spent a good amount of time weeding 3 beds of fall carrots. We took down the hoophouse tomatoes as we need the space to extend our lettuce season into late fall.  Ben is getting fields ready for fall as well. Old crops are mowed down, fields are disced, and then the fields are seeded to cover crops. It feels really good to be transitioning to fall–now if only the weather would do the same, your farmers would be happy campers!

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Where did all the tomato plants go? First step in prepping the house for fall is pulling out the old.
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Wheel hoeing carrots. This is followed by hand weeding and now we have clean carrot beds!
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Last round of transplants! Lettuce and dill went in this week.

Recipes

Apple and Cabbage Slaw

Edamame and Corn Succotash

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil (use candy onion in place of red onion)

 

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