Wednesday, July 13, 2016

CSA Newsletter ~ Week 5

Sorry for the delay in posting, the internet has been painfully slow over the last two days, it has taken three hours to load one picture!!!

Lots of you have been checking in to see if we got rain at the weekend! The answer is "Yes" but don't get too excited. We only got 1/4" which really is nothing and by Sunday afternoon the market garden was back to being as dry as a bone again.  We are still watering every evening but our system is not an elaborate one.  It is a long hose with a sprinkler head that we move every 30 minutes! We are hoping that all the vegetables hold on through this next dose of high heat and hot winds and we are praying for a break in the weather, but I am not sure it is going to come soon enough! At this stage we really do need a good few days of gentle rain. 

This weeks basket:
Fennel - can be eaten raw, or you could try baked fennel with parmesan.
Cucumbers - This year we have moved some of our cucumbers into our hoop houses and also trying new varieties as well.  So you may find you get some short dark green cucumbers.  This variety is designed for greenhouses and even though we have found it sweet to eat we are finding it is yielding less than our other ones!
Kale -Kale salad, not in the mood with this heat to cook your kale just tear into small pieces season with sea salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil massage into the kale and eat!
Carrots -   Carrot, chickpea and tahini salad  Don't forget to use your carrot tops to make pesto!
Zucchini - They do love heat
Salad Onions
Peas - This is looking like the last week of peas.
Tomatoes or Eggplant - Tomatoes are still a little slow to ripen in the hoop houses but they are starting.  So we are hoping to have enough for everyone this week, if we do not we have a few eggplant which are ready to be harvest as well.
BONUS - We will have a tub of scapes at the farm and at each pick up this week.  Please just help yourselves to what you need this will be the last of the scapes for the 2016 season.

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