CSA Week 17

This Week’s Harvest

  • Yellow Watermelon
  • Arugula
  • Green Beans OR Dragon Tongue Beans (last of the season!)
  • Red Onions (grown by co-op partners, Shared Legacy Farms)
  • Red Bell Peppers OR Sweet Italian Peppers
  • Honeynut Squash
  • Salad Mix
  • Parsley
  • Cabbage
  • Poblano Pepper
  • Tomatoes

Farm News

This weekend we had a brand new weather scare for us: a frost warning in September! It came on Saturday after I got from market. Being short of time and staff there really wasn’t a ton we could do. Normally to prepare for an upcoming frost we would pick all the remaining tomatoes with color (even green ones for a round of fried green tomatoes), peppers and other frost sensitive crops. For this past warning, we covered 2 beds of watermelon and our green bean planting with row cover. When we finished it was dark and I panic picked a pint of sungolds for ourselves just in case it was really was the end.

Green Bean planting’s blanket

In the morning there were most definitely patches of frost in the low lying grassy areas! The tomatoes did survive. And we’ll never know if the row cover was necessary or not, but I am glad we played it safe and have some of our best beans and watermelon in this week’s box!

That would be frost! On Sept 20
Checking on the crops in the morning. Our final tomato planting looks ok! Which is nice considering we haven’t even begun to harvest off of it.
A little hard to see, but our sweet potato leaves did change color from the cold night (some yellowing, not as lush as the day before)–just a sign of slight stress but no real damage. We dug a couple plants to make sure the tubers were in good shape. Looking to start harvesting them this week!

Recipes

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Cauliflower, Hakurei Salad Turnips, Arugula, Braising Greens, Sweet Onions, Parsley, Honeynut Squash, Potatoes and more!

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