This Week’s Harvest
- Yellow Watermelon
- 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
- Poblano Pepper
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.
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!
- Butternut Tabbouleh
- Chessy Green Beans and Cabbage
- Roasted Cabbage with Parsley Pesto
- Poblano and Squash Tacos
Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Cauliflower, Hakurei Salad Turnips, Arugula, Braising Greens, Sweet Onions, Parsley, Honeynut Squash, Potatoes and more!