|Cover crops seeded in August|
Sunday we received just over 1/2 an inch of rain which helps to top up our cistern in the house and to water in all the cover crops that were seeded on Saturday by Ruby who is doing her "Farming" Badge for Girl Guides at Strattons Farm.
Thank you to everyone who had shown an interest in the November CSA. Registration forms have now been sent out. If you have not received one please let us know.
This week is also the last week for some of our half shares. Please check your e-mails as we have sent out this years survey along with a more detailed summation of this years season.
This weeks vegetable basket:
Kalettes - These are a cross between brussels and kale and are ooh so good. All you need to do is break the florets off the side of the stalk. Fry up some onions and garlic and add the kalettes and saute for a few moments add some crispy bacon and you are done. Kalettes can be used in your favourite brussel sprout recipes. The leafy top part of the "trees" can also eaten, just not the stalks, though the dogs love to chew them!
Jaune Boule D'or Turnips - This weeks turnips are a French Heirloom 'Golden Ball Turnips'. They are lovely fragrant turnip with a very sweet flavour, they are great roasted, added to mashed potato and can be sliced thinly and soaked in balsamic vinegar and salt and then eaten raw. Potato and turnip cakes.
Watermelon Radish - It has taken a while for them to grow this year but they are finally here! For
those who have not tried them they have a sweet peppery flavour to them. They can be eaten raw, roasted or turned into pickles. Kale Salad with quick watermelon radish pickle.