Week #12 – 2014 CSA Season

IMG_7225 Heirloom tomato, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomato mix, red cabbage, tempest garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, red and orange sweet peppers, red italian frying peppers, leeks, celery, red russian kale, and cilantro.

What’s going on at the farm:  This week on the farm was another super busy week.  We harvested most of our shallot crop for curing and they are looking great! Very nice crop  with lots of large shallots and a large volume of them.  Lots of red cabbage was harvested this week for storage as well.   Our cucumbers got mowed in and there was lots of mowing and weedwacking to keep weeds in check before they can go to seed and cause us future issues.  We mowed in the strawberry field too to begin our process of removing them and replanting next spring.   After much mowing, and plowing we were able to plant some crops this week too including Beauty heart radish, sweet salad turnips, white icicle radish, multi colored radishes, arugula, a tasty multi greens mix, and broccoli raab.   These crops are expected for fall/late season boxes.  We will be planting more every week for the next month too!  In our plans is spinach, salad mix, turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, and choi.  Celery, red peppers, and red cabbage are all new crops for you this week.  Our celery is much more flavorful then the common blanched type you will find in the store.  I’m sure you can find many uses for red peppers.   Also the red cabbage is excellent for roasting, which I just found out last year.  I chop it up with other veggies in large chunks with a little olive oil and cook it on a low broil for around half an hour with other veggies like, squash, peppers, potatoes, carrots, onions, etc….  It’s also excellent for stir fry or soup, perhaps with some onion, leek, or celery.  We have picked a date for the annual farm dinner and it will be Saturday September 13th!  More details on this event coming closer to the date but please save the date on your calendar and plan on joining us out at the farm for this delicious and fun event at your CSA farm!  Other events happening now include registration for Bike the barns through FairShare CSA Coalition!  This september ride is scheduled for the same weekend as our dinner I believe but it is a great way to support all that FairShare does and raise money for the partner shares program which helps those who could not otherwise afford a CSA share!  More info can be found at csacoalition.org for this great event which includes stops at three to four farms and several meals served along the way.  All the food served is also donated from all the farms collectively and they offer two routes of different distances.  Until next week then, enjoy the bounty of August!

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