The heat is back on this week and we are feeling a little thankful for it as it is helping to ripen our melon crop at last! Sprinklers are back on the market garden and we are in the middle of clearing out our seeding greenhouse to transplant a few winter greens into. We will shortly start work on our tomato hoop houses as well.
This year among other things we have had a huge problem with turf grubs! Lucky for us the chickens find them a great protein treat!
This weeks basket:
Potatoes - potato flat breads
Tomatoes - We are hoping to get you each a quart of field and a quart of cherry tomatoes again.
Eggplant - Eggplant stir fry and you can replace the spinach with your Asian greens!
Cucumbers - Cucumber and melon cooler!
Asian Greens - This week we have Bekana, light green with a slight peppery taste. Can be eaten raw or cooked.
Carrots - This salad will be on my list to make this week! Zatar bazaar!
Leeks - If you are not in the mood to eat leeks with this heat you can just slice them place in a Ziploc bag and freeze. If you do want to cook them how about char-grilled leeks!
Melons - We are starting to pick our cantaloupe melons. If we do not have enough this week then you may find a watermelon in your baskets instead! The cantaloupes are ripe so don't leave them too long before you eat them.
Zucchini or beans - The zucchini and currant bean patch are both slowing down. We are going to start the week with zucchini and if we do not have enough for the whole week we will move into beans. We will have beans again in a few weeks.
Hot peppers - we do not include these as part of your box so take what you need!