7/23 CSA Week 9

This Week’s HarvestIMG_2916

Sweet Peppers

Globe Eggplant

Garlic

Red Onions

Salad Mix

Tomatoes (beefsteak, heirlooms and Sungold Cherry)

Tomatillos

Poblano Peppers

Beets

Fennel

Salt and Pepper Cucumbers (yellow in color)

Farm News

The recent rain was very welcome on the farm. First it forced us workaholic farmers out of the fields for some much needed rest.  Second we got to take a break from watering. Irrigating takes up a lot of Ben’s time and it’s hard to keep up with all the watering during hot dry spells. There is a lot of switching water lines around late at night and early in the morning in an effort to stay on top of it. Finally the crops always respond well to a good soak from mother nature.

The down side to rain is that harvest can be difficult in mucky conditions and sometimes completely interrupted. This week I was really looking forward to starting in on our potato harvest and include them in this week’s CSA share. But unfortunately it is too wet for us to dig them efficiently. Digging a bed after the rain could take all day and that’s all CSA members would get that week! So we’ll have to wait for the ground to continue to dry out- and as soon as it does hopefully we’ll be in a position to get the harvest started! Turns out we are ending up with a really full exciting box that doesn’t really need the potatoes to shine after all. IMG_2884

Recipes

Eggplant fries with Greek Tzatziki dipping sauce

Caramelized Fennel and Beet Tart

Poblano Posole

Mooshi’s Cooked Eggplant and Pepper Salad (recommended by a CSA member)

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) sweet peppers, green beans, red onions, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, cucumbers

 

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