Not sure where the last week has gone! We have spent this week clearing crops that have come to their end and harvesting watermelons, we seem to have a lot this year! Also moving our last batch of meat chickens out onto pasture, moving Christmas turkeys to the training pen before they go out into the big house on the field, stacking wood for winter and transplanting winter greens, ooh! and lets not forget Friday nights thunder and lighting storm and the rain on Saturday! Apart from all that it has been a pretty normal week around the farm!
This weeks basket:
Tomatillos - Pork and tomatillos go so well together I found a different type of stew using both!
Tomatoes - It is looking like this will be our last week but we have had an awesome run this season. We are in the middle of clearing the hoop house to allow us to get our final planting and transplants of winter greens in.
Beans - They just keep on coming
Sweet peppers - Can also be sliced and frozen for winter stews
Eggplant - Are starting to slow down, we hear the cheers of "finally"! We have had another good crop this year.
Watermelon - Why not try something different with your watermelon this week! I found this very tasty watermelon and feta salad.
Broccoli - We have broccoli! grown without sprays or chemicals! I think we have come to the conclusion that we will not grow this for early season but will do it for the fall. It has also taken lots of soil building over the last few years to get this far! So for all our long standing customers thank you for hanging on in there and we have finally done it, fingers crossed we can do it again next year!! They may be small but they will be perfectly formed! We took the row covers off yesterday and trust me we are really pleased we did! We are hoping that you should not have much cabbage white worm on them but we still recommend soaking the heads in cold salted water.
Chinese/Napa Cabbage - You do have napa/chicnese cabbage again. When you are faced with a colder wetter season you do adjust your seeding to accommodate and these have grown really well this season.
Help yourself to hot peppers and parsley
Last week while chatting to Wendy and Mark two of our CSA members they told us about their sunflower that they are growing with no chemicals or fertilizers as of last Thursday evening the sunflower measured 10.5 feet tall as you can see from the photo is it huge!