This Week’s Harvest
Sweet Italian peppers
Cucumber- last of the season!
Cantaloupe- last of the season!
It’s technically still summer, but this week the farm was full of signs of fall. We’ve been busy mowing finished crops and discing and chisel plowing fields as we get ready to put them to rest for the winter. We noticed our first deer damage- they always leave our crops alone until the fall. Last year they munched on our beet greens which was fine with us, as we were just using the roots. This year is a bit more dramatic- they seem to love escarole and it looks like they can take the whole plant in one bite! The harvest has transitioned from afternoons spent just harvesting tomatoes, to having more to time to harvest a potato bed or 2 whenever we can. Brassica season has started back up with kale and we’ll be picking more and more crops from this large vegetable family to fill our shares. I truly love fall: the weather is still nice, the farm pace slows to a more manageable clip, and we still have bountiful harvests!
Jambalya with Sausage, celery and peppers
Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Carrots, Escarole, Salad Mix, Potatoes, Jalapeños, Watermelon, Celery, Eggplant, Garlic, Basil, Honeynut Squash