This week we will harvest all the winter squash, nearly all the peppers and finish the onions. It’s the first step of the big fall haul. After 2.75″ of rain Monday, the fields are too wet (!!) to get the tractor in but luckily we can harvest all of these items without the tractor. I am always a little hesitant to put the first winter squash in the CSA share as I feel like I am giving up on summer, but the cool weather has convinced me it’s time. The tomatoes are giving up earlier than usual, but I hope you will still enjoy summer bliss in the sweet juicy peppers!!
Now before you get too excited, know that there will be a limit on cauliflower this week. These plants …. geesch! The plants themselves are gorgeous; 3 feet tall, enormous bright leaves. But alas, they wanted consistent water and temps from the day they were seeded (June 20th). That is THREE MONTHS of pampering : ) Although we give the plants loads of love, we are not great at pampering and rely on mother nature to help with finicky crops. “baby cauliflower” is a thing, right? If only it took up “baby field space”, sigh.
A note from Simon to give each other a tail wag or a smile.
This Week’s Bounty: lettuce, green cabbage, sweet peppers, spaghetti squash, celery, chard, edamame, basil, garlic…