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Happy Fall Equinox! We have been preparing for the cool weather and the end of the weekly veggies by planting out the last of our crops. We’ve seeded Beets, Turnips, Radishes, and Salad Mix, and transplanted Scallions and Brassicas (Kales, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kohlrabi). We made room in raised beds for the Brassicas as well as experimenting with transplanting them into the black plastic where other crops have finished their time.
We spent an interesting afternoon harvesting all of our Watermelons and finding space for them. I am declaring Watermelons our official bumper crop for 2014!
Pick List (items vary depending upon location) :
New this Week, Tomatillos. Native to Mexico and part of the Tomato family, there are many ways to enjoy Tomatillos – Salsa Verde and Green Sauce are the most popular ways, you can find more recipes at All Recipes! They are good eaten as they are, added to salads, or as a farm member suggested, slightly warmed up as a side to eggs. It’s just a small sampling this week, this is our first time growing Tomatillos so we didn’t plant very much. But they have thrived in an area where nothing else has grown very well so they will likely make it in our regular rotation in future years.
Watermelons – they might be pink, red, yellow, or white inside but they are all super sweet and delicious!
Sandwich Tomatoes -if we decide to pick them again next week they will be green and I’ll have to search out some recipes beyond “fried green tomatoes” as a way to use them up
Cherry Tomatoes – very limited quantities and the last week for them
Chinese Eggplant, Sweet Peppers
Baby Beets – limited quantities
Spaghetti Squash – very limited quantities
Leafy Greens – Rainbow Kale, Rainbow Chard, Parsley, Salad Mix with Nasturtiums
There is no weekly basket picture this week. We’ve had to make a patchwork of sorts for this week and there are too many variables in each share to take a picture of this weeks “typical” veggie haul. Plus, our photographer is out of town 😉