Week 8 of 2013 Season

Expected Harvest:

New this week

  • maxibel beans  (French style, slender green beans)
  • sweet corn – a bi-color variety (see below for recipes)
  • flowers – bouquests of zinnias and black-eyed susans
  • garlic – Spanish Roja
  • hot peppers
  • bell peppers – green and purple
  • augusta potatoes – yellow, both inside and out
  • tomatoes – We’ll definitely have some cherry tomatoes (of mixed colors) but probably will have also some reds and heirlooms that are just starting to ripen

Plus more of…

  • beans – yellow wax and maxibel (French style green beans)
  • beets – red
  • cabbage, red and green varieties
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • cucumbers – slicing and pickling varieties (very limited quantities)
  • eggplant – mixed varieties
  • garlic scapes
  • onions – red torpedo
  • potatoes – dark red norland
  • scallions
  • swiss chard – rainbow mix

Bonus Herbs:

  • basil
  • parsley

Coming soon & Other field news:

We’ve stopped harvesting our Spring kale. The heat and harlequin bugs were starting to take a toll on its quality and flavor.  But, we just seeded for kale transplants which we will plant out in the field in about a month for our fall crop.

We are between plantings of lettuce mix.  All of the rainy weather we had a couple of weeks ago delayed our planting.  We have more planted and growing, but it will be a couple of weeks before it will be ready to harvest.

We have melons (jenny lind, cantalope, and watermelons) coming along, but the cool spring we had delayed their planting making their harvest later than normal for us.  We hope to harvest some in a couple of weeks.

Okra has just started to flower and produce pods.  We may have a limited amount to bring in today, but as the plants continue growing, their production will gradually increase.

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