Week #10 – AUG 20th-AUG 23rd
Sweet Corn Bell Pepper & Mini Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Hot Pepper Summer Squash (yellow,zucchini,and or kusa) Cucumber Tomato Heirloom, Slicers, and/or Roma Scallions Onion - Red Potato mix (yukon,norland,purple majesty) Bok Choy Garlic
QUICK TIPS: Be sure to take a look at the links for each veggie above. They take you to the vegetable directory.
Ideas for the week – We love our corn on the grill right in the husk. The moisture steams the corn and releases the silks for easy eating. Did you ever cook you squash with some chopped up tomato? It is delish. You can even add onion, pepper, scallion and bok choy as well as a little jalapeno. The tomato cooks down to a lovely flavorful sauce. Do you have frozen basil in the freezer? Spiralized squash noodles are delicious cooked with a small amount of oil and garlic with basil. Potato-we like to scrub and boil with the skins on and then lightly mash and a great addition is chopped scallions when you add the butter. Bok Choy can be eaten raw as a salad green, in a smoothie or saute/stir fry with other veggies. Cucumber – We peel them and cut into wedges then lightly salt for a snack or cucumber & tomato salad is also a big hit .
Did you Know? We transplant our sweet corn! Yes, we thought that it was crazy too at first. Organic seed is not treated with fungicides and for several years we had germination issues and were not able to have full rows of sweet corn. Our new method works great and we now have full rows in our limited growing space. Organic Sweet corn is difficult to find. Enjoy!!
Farm Notes: Our potato harvest has not been what we had hoped for. We planted the same or more of seed potato than we have in past years and the harvest per row has been much less than previous years. Factors that contribute to this are soil conditions during the growing season and we did have some heavy rains early on that may have reduced our harvest as well as the excessive heat and severe insect pressure (colorado potato beetles). We harvest what we can and send them your way. Unfortunately, the Purple Majesty has been the worst. We were really looking forward to these as we haven’t had a blue/purple potato in several years.
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Veggie Notes: We do give your veggies a rinse at the farm – however, we do recommend a second wash at home as necessary. Decisions on rinsing are made at the time of harvest and the effect it will have on your produce. Some items just store better unwashed. We do not use pesticides; therefore, it is possible that you find inhabitants in your produce. We try to restrict our plastic usage. The bags that you receive are recyclable at grocery store drop-offs.