CSA Week 8

This Week’s Harvest

Tomatillo bed

Farm News

My recovery from surgery last weekend is going well but it is hard to give in to rest and not to lift anything! I have discovered that riding the transplanter is just like sitting on the couch. This is good because we had A LOT of planting to take care of last week and I was able to help and free up others to do other tasks. We planted the final round of sweet corn, the first of the fall brassicas with brussels sprouts and kale, escarole, and fennel on the carousel planter which is the one that was comfortable for me to ride. I made sure not to lift any flats of plants or do anything else besides sit and plant.

planting fennel with a couple lady bug friends

The waterwheel planter was also out this week and Audrey planted while Nate drove and they were able to get a final round of tomatoes, melons, and summer squash in the ground. It was great to keep the planting train going this week. With me resting this week Ben has had to move away from his normal list of jobs to helping with harvest. This is worrisome because he is in charge of getting ground ready for future plantings and seeding a lot of fall crops including carrots, beets, and other roots. Ben’s been in go mode and worked all weekend to help us be in good shape for fall. Our target seeding date for carrots is July 25 but we can safely seed up to 10 days past and still have a good crop. One year we were so late with our seeding date that we switched to a quick maturing variety of carrot and that worked perfectly. So there are some workarounds if we get into a pinch and hopefully we’ll have acres of beautiful fall crops! Of course I’ll keep you posted!

mother son team planting fall brassicas


Grilled Zucchini Pasta Salad

Charred Salsa verde

Blistered Shishito Peppers and Green Beans

Coming up next week (our best guess….) Sweet corn, salad mix, onions, shishito peppers, watermelon, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and more!