This Week’s Harvest
Sweet corn (last of the year!)
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Japanese and/or Globe Eggplant
Salt and pepper cucumbers
Red bell peppers
Sweet Italian peppers
Among vegetable farmers August is known as “Slogust”. We have literally been working nonstop. Just yesterday alone, with the help of two former employees, we harvested 300 lbs of summer squash and 3 macro-bins of butternut squash, tied tomatoes, handweeded 4 beds carrots, cultivated the brassica field, seeded spinach and cilantro, and cultivated beet and salad plantings! Phew! We are looking forward to September and welcoming back a tiny bit of personal time. Maybe?
One major task we won’t have to do after this week is our summer squash harvest which we have been doing 3, sometimes 4, days a week since mid June. The sweet corn harvest ends this week as well. We really love sweet corn and think it adds value to our weekly boxes, so we try to have it 8 weeks in a row. Of course these harvests are just replaced by different fall crops like potatoes and sweet potatoes, but at least it’s a change of scene! Perhaps the more noticeable change will take place once seeding and planting is over, which is about a week away. There will be less to water and less to weed as well.
While we have been putting in 7 days a week for Slogust, we are rounding the corner to saner days! And nicer weather too!
Roasted Potatoes with Romesco Sauce (double or triple the sauce recipe and freeze some for later!)
Corn and Cheese Stuffed Poblanos
Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Salt and pepper cucumbers, watermelon, salad mix, kale, tomatoes, peppers, sweet onions, basil and more!