week 11 of 18, August 24. 2015

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spiralized zucchini

Greetings Members,

The past week sure felt like fall!   The rain was welcomed even if we had to harvest in the downpour at times.  Adam is busy turning over beds and getting areas ready to cover crop as crops finish and time allows.   The yearly watermelon feed this year will not take place since a disease came through and finished off the crop earlier than expected.  We are glad to have had enough to send in the shares for 2 weeks and some for wholesale.

Anticipated Harvest: potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, beets, kale, eggplant, peppers  (maybe cantaloupe, sage and thyme).

In our kitchen: Eggplant breaded with buckwheat flour

Have a great week!

~Lupita and Adam

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week 10 of 18, August 17, 2015

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Greetings Members,

The rain has been timely and the cooler temps this week will seem like fall is in the air.

Anticipated harvest: eggplant, green pepper, hot peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, summer squash, and watermelon (hopefully Thursday too).

Have a great week!

~Lupita and Adam

week 9 of 18, August 10, 2015

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Greetings Members,

A belated post today – it was a crazy busy harvest day.  The watermelons are at least 2 weeks early in ripening (partly a blessing) since a disease is wiping the vines out and damaging the fruit exterior.

Harvest: green beans, watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a tomato.

Enjoy the produce and have a great week!

~ Lupita and Adam

week 8 of 18, August 3, 2015

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Greetings Members,

August has arrived which means watermelon will hopefully ripen by the end of the month!  This week we discovered vine borer damage in the squash, most damage done to the Hubbard varieties.  The squash that have formed look great – we are hoping the squash will continue to ripen despite the invasive bug inside the vines of the plants.

Anticipated Harvest – New this week green beans!  Also look for cukes, zucchini, fennel, kale, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions.

In our kitchen: Beet and onion hash, zucchini bread, carrot cake, caramelized fennel and eggs or rice, fennel tea, BLT, dilly beans, refrigerator pickles, and potato salad.

Have a great week!

Lupita and Adam

Week 7 of 18, July 27, 2015

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Greetings Members,

The rain has been timely and the plants are thriving.

Anticipated Harvest:  potatoes, kale, collards, cabbage, onions, fennel, tomato, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, beets, maybe basil

In our kitchen:  zucchini or chocolate beet pancakes made with buckwheat and quinoa flour

Fennel – use the greens for a refreshing tea, the bulb use to make a roasted beet fennel soup or a cucumber fennel slaw

Have a great week!

Week 6 of 18, July 20, 2015

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Greetings Members,

Yippee for the rain Saturday night.   The plants needed it and so did we to loosen weeds throughout the field.  It is a constant task for us, the latest to be weeded is summer lettuce and cucumbers are next.

Anticipated Harvest: lettuce, kale, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, potatoes, collards, cabbage, basil, hopefully broccoli

In our kitchen:  Basil Lemonade made with basil syrup, broccoli and potato soup, zucchini sautéed with butter, onions, dill, potato salad, kohlrabi slaw, green juice, sautéed kale with rice or scrambled eggs, raw carrots, etc.

Have a great week!

Lupita and Adam

Week 5 of 18, July 13, 2015

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Basil –  in a jar (filled with water) at room temperature.  Edible, decorative &  aromatic!

Greetings Members,

It feels like summer with the heat and humidity – which the pepper, tomato, watermelon, and other heat loving plants will love and need to grow.  Overall the plants look healthy and we are staying busy pulling weeds – in particular thistle.

Anticipated Harvest: Potatoes, basil, rainbow chard, kale, collards, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, head lettuce, salad mix,

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Lupita and Adam