Great Day in Hoboken !
We had a great day in Hoboken on Sunday at the 15th Annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting. We got to meet many Hoboken area CSA members as well as those interested in joining next year. This event is a fundraiser for the Hoboken Historical Museum and has become a “must stop” the last Sunday in August each year (unless the last Sunday is Labor Day weekend).
We thank everyone who helped and the Museum volunteers did an incredible job at the tasting table, helping with setup, checkout and breakdown. They even had a Vote for your Favorite Tomato at the tasting table. This year’s winner was Orange Sun Gold followed by Jelly Bean Cherry Tomatoes.
Franklin Greenhouse Report: On Tuesday Dory transplanted 3 varieties of Oriental greens. We also planted some rosemary (abit late) to try to replenish the crop that was lost over the winter. The bumper crop of hot peppers will start to show up more in the deliveries soon.
From the Fields:Finally some rain! We managed to till up one section of the main field to plant with fall crops. These will be planted with Lettuces and Oriental greens (5 varieties). Our great basil bed was decimated by a plant disease. Farmer Diane lost her basil about 2 weeks ago and Michael lost his about 1 month ago. We were fortunate to have gotten many harvests from it before it was lost.
This week Michael helped putting in new beds and setting up the irrigation, both overhead and drip for these new beds.
Our late planting of zucchini are starting to produce, though the cucumber plants are winding down. Eggplant in the field are still coming along nicely. The little bell peppers really perked up after the rain.
Only the best at Catalpa Ridge. We take a great lunch break in the picnic area each day and our crew really cooks up a storm. Here are some Zucchini Pizzas on the grill that they made with zucchini just harvested from the field.
Weather Report: Finally 2” of rain fell which was desperately needed. Any crops that were showing signs of strain “fluffed” right up. The cooler temperatures prevail and this is great to be able to continue to work later in the day.
Fruit report: We depend on the fruit from neighboring farmers and this year has been spotty. The orchard master’s state that the apples this year aren’t as bountiful as last year due to the horrendous winter. We are working with Paul at Marjorie’s Vineyard for grapes for next week. They are definitely later than last year.
August 25th - Pick of the Week: click on the links below or to the right to bring you to the delivery specific to your pick-up location. Deliveries will be of similar variety & poundage, but may contain different items at anytime during the season. Occasionally, some crops are ready to harvest but not enough to deliver to all our drop-off locations. What we do is start to filter them in each week to a different drop-off until there is enough to delivery to everyone.