Welcome to week 18! We have five more weeks after this one! Our last
pickup is the 7th of November at the Westy, and the 11th and 12th at
the farm and for box shares. Lots of vegetables still! Yields are
superb, and some of the summer veggies we thought would be gone for
sure are still here due to the nice dry heat we've been having.
Although at this point we'd like a little rain. However, I'm done
asking for rain because every time I do we get 4 inches in 4 hours. No
Anyways, life is continuing apace at the farm, where we are starting
to prep for winter, storing squash, cleaning up, getting the plastic
ready on our new greenhouse, and planting winter greens in it! Stay
tuned for more information about some winter options we'll be having
this year, like our Thanksgiving share and possibly monthly pickups
And thanks to all of your investments in our farm and produce, we were
finally able to buy a tractor! This is a small tractor, no doubt, and
it is definitely a lot older than I am, but it will certainly save our
backs lots of undue wear and tear in the years to come. We are very
excited to get it working. But first we need to buy implements, so for
now it's a very lonely tractor.
Alright, this week we are skipping potatoes to bring you all the first
sunchokes of the year! These are a perennial tuber in the sunflower
family. Use them as you would use potatoes. They're delicious! Creamy,
good in soups, gratins, fried, etc. Also good raw, kinda tastes like a
Anyways, it's been a busy day for us so I must decamp for the table,
where lunch is awaiting.
Your ol' fashioned veggie list:
Easter Egg Radishes
Tomatoes (very limited!)
Squash (delicata, dumplings, pumpkins, buttercups)
Bunched Asian Greens: mizuna, mustard, tat soi, bok choi
Basil (still lots out on the farm for u-picking)
Thanks, have a great day in this excellent weather and see you soon!