Its the last week of summer vacation! Which may not mean much except more traffic for folks without kiddos, but it certainly does signal a change in the light and the transition to late summer. Town will be bustling again, new routines to get used to, new sports schedules. We hope it won't stop you from finding time to pick up your vegetables because there a lot of them coming off the farm right now. We have been very busy harvesting and sorting tomatoes and other summer fruits, seeding loose leaf greens for an expected September harvest, and "beautifying" the farm...aka weeding. We are planning for fall cover crops and turning our attention, with our shirts only half tucked in, to the last legs of the race.
If you hadn't heard yet, its tomato time. We will have boxes of heirloom seconds, boxes of slicing tomatoes and boxes of romas all at the market this week. We are counting on everyone to do their part and pick up at least one box of tomatoes over the next 3 weeks. There looks to be some cooler weather in the forecast for Sunday, so it will be a great time to turn on the stove tops or ovens and get some tomatoes put up for the winter. Roast 'em, sauce them, salsa them, or just freeze 'em whole. You won't be sad this winter when you have them stashed safely away for tomato soup and grilled cheese in the dead of winter.
Beans are finally abundant on the farm again and we have a lot of varieties to choose from. Green are your classic, but don't be afraid to spice things up and pick up some dragon lingerie (aka, sexy beans), or some purple majesty. Its certainly the most colorful time on the farm, so taste the rainbow while we got it!
Also, the flowers on the farm are off the hook right now. So much so that we need to start doing some you pick. If you are interested, bring your own scissors or snips and follow the signs. Pretty sure for all you single folks out there it would be a grand slam date night...but its fun for the kids too. Flower patch is open 8-6pm, check out sheets for CSA members are in the farm stand.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
This Week's Harvest
- Head Lettuce
- Zucchini (garden sweet)
- Summer Squash (garden sweet)
- Beans, green, purple, dragon lingerie
- Fingerling Potatoes (strohaur)
- Tomatoes, Cherry, Slicing, Heirloom, Romas
- Peppers, sweet, hot, shishito
- Sweet Onions
- Basil and other herbs