Awash with Squash!
Wow - this week we are awash with squash!!! So there will be a lot of squash recipes in the newsletter. There will be mixed varieties in your delivery this week.
We started to harvest potatoes with the help of CSF member Lisa from Mahwah. The weather was threatening to rain most of the day which prevented some from making the trip up, but luckily the it only sprinkled off & on during the day. We had a great on-farm barbecue with fried up blue potatoes just picked minutes before.
Next Trip to the Farm - Sunday - August 19th
More potatoes to be harvested - We started to harvest the blue potatoes, but in a few weeks the red skinned potatoes will be ready for harvest. If the potatoes aren't ready, we have plenty of other projects we need help with, such as mulching.
Sunday -August 19th 11 am to ??
Just let us know that you plan on coming up so we can plan on lunch & refreshments and send you directions. Spend the day or just come for a few hours.
Weather Report: We received about 1 1/2 " of rain during the past week. This helped immensely, and the veggies are nice & happy all fluffed up! Seems like overnight the weeds started overtaking areas which were recently weeded, but this will be a project to re-weed during the week. The weather was mostly cloudy, hot & sticky which is typical for this time of year.
What's Up & Growing: The seeded lettuce and Chinese cabbage in the greenhouse are ready to be transplanted in the field. The cucumbers, peppers & eggplant are all doing very well. Looks like the sorrel & chard will be ready for delivery for next week. The newly seeded fennel & cauliflower are unfortunately growing poorly. The last planting of carrots are finally up. This week dill, cilantro, turnips & spinach were seeded and celery was transplanted.
From the Fields: The area were we harvested the onions has be tilled up & should be tilled again prior to planting some autumn greens. Our squash patch is scheduled to be replanted due to weeding up. Hate to say it but - our last planting of squash is up. Last year we did not have hardly any green zucchini and there were quite "rare" among our neighboring farmers. This year there is an over abundance of squash. But that is farming. Seems what was a bumper crop last year did poorly this year and poor yields last year are over abundant this year! Oh the joys of farming.
Fruit Report - Shiro Plums are in this week's delivery. This is a yellow Japanese plum variety. Freshly picked from Windy Brown Farm in Newton. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning, preserves and desserts.
Pick of the Week: Click on the link below (or on the right) for your drop-off location. This time of year the deliveries will be the same in pounds & variety but may include different items at each location.