Farm news, Sept 02

In your box this week:  A choice from:

lettuce, spinach,brussel sprout tops cucumber, zucchini, eggplant, melons, corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, turnips, , dill, parsley, cilantro, basil and scallions.

Brussel sprout tops are super popular with everyone who’s tried them – so make sure you do because this is the one time this year we’ll have them.

There is a tasty recipe posted on here for them.  When the year starts coming to an end we cut the tops off of the brussel sprout stalks so that it no longer keeps growing up and instead fills out the rest of the brussel sprouts on the stalk.

The carrots this week are ‘rainbow’ – which means they’re coming in different shades from white to yellow to orange.    The white ones look a lot like parsnips, but they’re carrots.


On the farm this week:

I’ve lost my phone charger this week, so this is going to be a picture-less edition for now.

The days are  getting shorter now, so thankfully we can’t start so early.  After some bumbling around in the dark last week we’re going to be starting at 630 this week.  Maybe that means I’ll actually start being on time!  It’s amazing how quick the seasons change.  Last week we were sweating first thing in the morning and next week we’ll probably be wearing jackets first thing in the morning.

Right now the flea beetles are worse than I’ve ever experienced before.  I said last week that I thought the broccoli would be fine, but now I’m having doubts.    We’ll see how the broccoli turns out – hopefully it’s okay.   The cauliflower and brussels sprouts are looking good though and once we’ve had a couple frosts we’ll start harvesting them.

Other than that not much happened.  We decided we’ve had enough of weeding for the year and I told Sarah yesterday after an afternoon of weeding that we wouldn’t weed any more this year (jokes on her!).  Tomorrow I’m going to find something for her to weed just to torment her.


That’s if for this week.  See you soon,

Jonathan, Nicole and Sarah.