Farm news, Sept 2

We will have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, scallions, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, onions, carrots, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, brussel sprout tops, cabbage, eggplant, tomato, peppers, and corn.

On the farm this week

Sept is my favorite time of year…No more planting, no mosquitos, not too hot, not too cold.   I find myself experiencing this strange feeling and I realize it’s happiness.  Unfortunately it only seems to last a couple weeks, but 2 weeks out of 52 isn’t bad….is it?

We’re cutting the tops off the brussels sprouts this week so the plants stop growing upward and spend all the energy producing sprouts.  These will be the tallest brussels sprouts we’ve grown.   You can’t even see Rich, who is 6’ tall, standing amongst them.  Either that or he put his hat on one of the plants to make it look like he was working and took a nap.  It did take him a while to cut the tops off now that I think about it.    

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Who can spot rich in this picture?

Every year we do Brussel sprout tops I tell everyone how amazing they are, but when the pick up is done, somehow there are even more brussel sprout tops leftover than we brought! This is the one time a year you’ll get to eat brussel sprout tops and they are tasty!  I like to sautee them with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.  The classic recipe is to fry them with bacon.  This year I’m going to eat all the leftover brussells sprout tops – please don’t make me do that to myself.  

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Finally, I love seeing people with baskets full of vegetables, so Johan let me take this picture.  Now there’s a guy that eats brussels sprout tops.

That’s it for this week. See you at the market!

Jonathan, Nicole and Rich.

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