This week’s share (August 30th):
Zucchini: We just got into a new succession of zucchini. Watch out! Have you tried making lots of zucchini bread yet and freezing it for the winter? What about zucchini pizza crust?
Basil: We have bulk basil available to purchase if you want to make pesto and freeze it. It is really nice to put a cube of pesto in winter soups. Yummy!
Beans: The beans are starting to slow down, so enjoy them while you can. We’ve had a good pick and great bean pickers!
Tomatoes: Heirlooms and slicers.
Head Lettuce: It’s back!
Carrots: We had a hard time keeping up on our carrot successions this year. This will be the last of the carrots for a few weeks until the fall succession comes on.
Eggplant (Large shares only)
Curly Parsley (Large shares only)
Recipes for the week: Recipes for the week of August 30th
Farm update for the week:
Well, here we go into September with a little hint of fall weather. My oh my, it has been a strange farming season. We’ve already sort of hit our peak for the season in terms of vegetables already — tomatoes have hit their peak, beans are on the way out, and eggplant and peppers never really did anything. Let’s hope we have a bit of an indian summer so that some of these vegetables may ripen better. The next few weeks our crew will be planting the rest of our greens for the fall — chard, kale, lettuces, spinach as well as an experimental late succession of broccoli that we are hoping will go into December. We’ll see. We’re also going to plant the first of our cover crops in a fallow area of the farm — rye and vetch to build soil fertility. September will also likely be devoted to maintenance and clean up around the farm as well as continued harvesting. Have a great week!