Week 4, 2012

The onions are looking great in the field!

Harvest Newsletter, July 2012

Week 4 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Thank goodness for irrigation this year, many of the plants are set up and have been watered since we have not had rain lately.  The vine crops (zukes, melons, cukes and squash) in the field are no longer covered and look amazing.  Have a great week and stay hydrated it is going to be hot week. This week’s harvest includes: Spinach (Corvair), Broccoli (Bay Meadows) or Cauliflower (Fremont), Cucumbers (Corinto and Tasty Jade…longer ones), Swiss Chard (Rainbow Improved), Peas (Sugar Ann), Green Kale (Ripbor and Winterbor), Lacinato Kale (Lacinato and Toscano), Cilantro (Santo), Basil (Genovese), Radishes, Fresh Onions, Tomatoes, maybe Lettuce and Fennel. *Variations from the above list may happen due to unexpected issues on harvest days.

Share Box Logistics: Thanks for remembering to trade your empty share box clean for the full one.

Recipes and Tips Checkout the website for previously sent newsletters, etc.

Cucumber Salad

  • 3 ½ cups cukes – sliced thin
  • 1 big onion sliced thin
  • Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt (let it sit 30 minutes). Rinse and drain.
  • 1 cup sugar or ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp mustard seed

Enjoy!   Thanks Patty (one or our working members) for this delicious cuke recipe!

For visuals if something is unfamiliar in your share box/harvest newsletter check out:

www.highmowingseeds.com (the column on the left side of the website provides a list of vegetables, etc)
www.johnnyseeds.com (Product Index)
www.seedsavers.org(scroll to the bottom, and click on Helpful Links)

Remember to return your box clean and exchange it for the full share box.  Thanks in advance!

Happy eating! ~ Lupita, Adam, and Adán


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