Well, it's been a great week for us and for the plants because of the latest deluge we've gotten (1.5 inches here)... we're officially the biggest fans of rain around, and our team has been kickin' home runs for the past few weeks!
This means that our vegetables continue to grow and fatten up and taste delicious, which is something I think you'll all be able to appreciate.
Our fall crops are looking GREAT under the row cover that we still have to keep on to keep the remaining flea beetles away. Turnips, radishes, salad mix, greens, cabbage, broccoli, rutabagas.... it's going to be good! You can also expect that we'll start harvesting potatoes and winter squash pretty soon for you all to enjoy as well. And even some garlic! Fall rocks!
This week we have several fun new things to give out... and we think you'll enjoy them just as much as we are.
One is arugula... a perennial favorite but sadly not available in the summer because it bolts in the heat.... but now we have TONS of it! If you think of it, bring your own plastic bags to fill with arugula, otherwise we will have some on hand. Arugula is awesome in just about every way -- put it on sandwiches, in soup, in stir fries, in pasta, on pizza, in sauces, make pesto, or, just make the best salad ever with some goat cheese, julienned veggies and balsamic dressing.
Another is husk cherries! They are just great. They're small berries wrapped in papery husks that taste of pineapple and melon. A very unusual fruit that we are pleased to give you this week.
Finally, we have sorrel, a perennial green that has a distinct, powerful lemony flavor. We like it in soups, salads, and on sandwiches, although it's very versatile.
Housekeeping note: payments due in full this week! (Thursday or Monday). If you need more time, please let us know and we can work with you. We have a list of balances if you're not sure what you owe, please ask us.
Tomatoes are still available to u-pick, $1.50 a pound for members. Great for canning! Do it soon otherwise they may not be around for much longer in such abundance!
Alright, without further ado, let me present to you This Week's Vegetables:
Red sweet peppers
Jalapeno hot peppers
Candy cane beets
a few eggplants, cucumbers
See you this evening!
Aaron and Kara