Farm news, Sept19/2022

We’ll have the following veggies this week for CSA: Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, potato, carrot, onion, beet, cucumber, zucchini, tomato, broccoli, leeks, bell peppers, squash, celery, dill, cilantro, parsley, green onion, hot pepper,

On the farm this week:

This is the 15th week of CSA pick up, which means it’s the last week for some of you (whoever signed up for the 15 week option). If it’s your last week, then thank you so much for signing up and I really hope you enjoyed your veggies this summer!

We’re also expecting frost possibly on Wednesday. I always welcome frost at this time of year. For one, then we have an excuse to stop picking cucumber and zucchini and for 2, it makes the fall veggies taste so much sweeter (especially carrots, brussel sprouts and spinach). And so for the next few weeks we’ll be shifting into fall veggies, starting this week with leeks and squash!

Here’s Morgan who enjoys eating leeks raw. If you find any bite marks in your leeks that was Morgan getting into the leeks again.

And’ we’ve started to harvest all the squash, and should be finished by Wednesday.

If you’re not familiar with the different kinds of squash here’s a

Butternut: Actually makes a great pumpkin pie! It’s also classic for soups.

Pumpkin – makes a a great butternut squash soup! It’s also good for pumpkin pies.

Orange hubbard –    It’s teardrop shape will help distinguish it from the  red kobacha which is flat and round.   It’s good for pies and purees bc it’s specks of skin will not show.

Blue hubbard – Sweet flesh  bright orange fiberless flesh.  Skin is tender compared to other hubbards making it easier to cut.  It’s good for soups and pies.

spaghetti – Makes great spaghetti! Is good baked and the insides scooped out. Add pasta sauce or butter and garlic.

Red Kobacha:  Tender flesh is smooth, sweet and bright orange for baking, mashing and pies.  They’re flat and round which distiguishes them from the orange hubbard

Buttercup (No picutre here, but we have some): Have deep orange fiberless flesh with a rich sweet flavor. They’re flat round and dark green.

Acorn: Easy to cut in half and bake with butter and maple syrup.

Delicata:  very sweet and good for stuffing and baking.

Also, for fun we planted some big pumpkins, and I’m not sure what to do with them now. So, if you want to win a pumpkin, guess which one of these things are not like the other?

And finally, we got the greenhouse planted this week which was perfect thing to do while it rained all day Friday. One week ago this was a tomato jungle, and not it’s lettuce and spinach non jungle.

That’s it for this week. See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Sandra, Tessa, Morgan, Dylan, Michelle,