Farm news, Sept 5/2016

We will have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, beets, onions, potatos, cucumber, zucchini, corn/melon/squash, bell pepper, cabbage, celery, green onions, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil and Brussel sprout tops!

 

On the farm this week:

It’s definitely  fall – although these birds are actually flying north, and I’m pretty sure they’re not geese.  They looked like pelicans to me.  So if the pelicans fly north that what does that mean?  Now the garden is starting to empty out, so  I seeded oats in all those bare spots we’ve finished harvesting and since the rain they went from not yet sprouting to being 2″ tall.

 

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The rain we had was perfect – just enough to wet the soil and breed another few generations of mosquitos,  but not enough to get the truck stuck.

 

Also, this week is a once in a year opportunity to try something amazing – brussel sprout tops! ( The other once in a year opportunity is for garlic scapes). Just look at the expression of joy on Irina’s face as she pretends to bite into a raw brussel sprout top.  The famous way to eat them is to sautee them with onions and bacon.   There is no limit to how many you can take.  Last year I said if the csa doesn’t take them all I will eat all that’s left in .  Please don’t make me eat a whole bin again this year!

There will be brussel sprout bottoms also.  They’ll be coming in around the end of september!

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That’s it for this week

See you soon,

Jonathan, Nicole, Shenggan and Irina

 

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