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Expected Harvest:

New this week:

  • kale, red russian
  • lemongrass
  • mustard greens
  • tatsoi
  • winter squash – delicata and acorn

Plus more…

  • arugula
  • beans, maxibel and indy gold
  • beets, red
  • baby bok choy
  • broccoli raab
  • carrots – orange
  • eggplant
  • fennel
  • garlic – Siberian
  • lettuce mix
  • mesclun
  • onions – white and yellow
  • peppers – a mix of purple and  ripe red and yellow peppers
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior), red pontiac (red-skinned, white interior) and satina (yellow skin and interior)
  • radish, French Breakfast
  • tomatoes – cherry, paste, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • turnips, hakurei – a sweet, raw turnip which is great raw or cooked.  You can also cook and eat the greens.

Bonus:

  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers

Coming soon:

We have a few things which will be coming soon. We’ve just started digging our sweet potatoes and have them curing in the warmth of our high tunnel.  This process helps sweeten them up and allows them to store better through the winter.  We will start giving them out in a week or two.

Today we will be bringing some of our winter squash.  We also have some butternut squash which we will be distributing soon.

We’ve finished our stock of red torpedo onions and are almost finished with white onions.  We hand these out before the others because they do not store for as long (they start sprouting).   Soon we will be bringing our red and yellow onions which are a little more pungent raw but sweeter when cooked.  These also will store better through the winter.

Other crops which we have growing in our fields and which you should be seeing in the coming weeks include: watermelon radishes, leeks, scallions, lacinato and winterbor kale, swiss chard, kohlrabi, spinach, ginger, joi choi bok choy (the larger, white stemmed variety we had in early summer), parsnips (we wait to harvest until after the first frost), broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower (still a few weeks to a month away), purple top and gold ball turnips, rutabaga, and brussels sprouts (still far off).

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Expected Harvest:

New this week:

  • beets, red
  • broccoli rabe

Plus more…

  • arugula
  • beans, indy gold
  • beans, maxibel
  • baby bok choy
  • carrots – orange
  • eggplant
  • fennel
  • garlic – Russian Giant
  • lettuce mix
  • mesclun
  • okra
  • onions – white, red torpedo, and yellow
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers (Please see below for recipes)
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior), red pontiac (red-skinned, white interior) and satina (yellow skin and interior)
  • radish, French Breakfast
  • tomatoes – cherry, paste, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • turnips, hakurei – a sweet, raw turnip which is great raw or cooked.  You can also cook and eat the greens.
  • watermelon – quetzali (pink inside) The last of the season.

Bonus:

  • cilantro
  • dill
  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers
Expected Harvest:

New this week:

  • cilantro
  • dill

Plus more…

  • arugula
  • beans, indy gold
  • beans, maxibel
  • baby bok choy
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • eggplant
  • fennel
  • garlic – Russian Giant
  • lettuce mix
  • mesclun
  • okra (Please see below for recipes)
  • onions – white and red torpedo
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers (Please see below for recipes)
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior), red pontiac (red-skinned, white interior) and satina (yellow skin and interior)
  • tomatoes – cherry, paste, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • turnips, hakurei – a sweet, raw turnip which is great raw or cooked.  You can also cook and eat the greens.
  • watermelon – quetzali (pink inside)

Bonus:

  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers
Expected Harvest:New this week:

  • baby bok choy
  • hakurei turnips (Please see below for recipes and storage tips)

Plus more…

  • arugula
  • beans, indy gold
  • beans, jade
  • beans, red noodle
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • fennel
  • flowers – bunches of zinnias
  • garlic – Russian Giant
  • lettuce mix
  • mesclun (Please see below for recipe ideas)
  • okra
  • onions – white and red torpedo
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior), red pontiac (red-skinned, white interior), and satina (yellow skin and interior)
  • tomatoes – cherry, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • watermelon – quetzali (pink inside) and early moonbeam (yellow)

Bonus:

  • basil
  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers
Expected Harvest:New this week:

  • arugula
  • fennel
  • mesclun
  • radish, french breakfast

Plus more…

  • beans, indy gold
  • beans, jade
  • beans, red noodle
  • beets – red
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • cucumbers – slicing (limited numbers)
  • flowers – bunches of zinnias
  • garlic – Music
  • lettuce mix
  • okra
  • onions – white and red torpedo
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior) and red pontiac (red-skinned, white interior)
  • summer squash and zucchini
  • tomatoes – cherry, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • watermelon – quetzali (pink inside) and early moonbeam (yellow)

Bonus:

  • basil
  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers
Expected Harvest:

  • beans, indy gold
  • beans, maxibel
  • beans, red noodle
  • beets – red
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • cucumbers – slicing and a limited amount of pickling
  • eggplant – mixed varieties
  • flowers – bunches of zinnias
  • garlic – Music
  • lettuce mix
  • melons – jenny lind and cantaloupe
  • okra
  • onions – white
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior)
  • summer squash and zucchini
  • sweet corn
  • tomatillos
  • tomatoes – cherry, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms
  • watermelon – quetzali (pink inside) and early moonbeam (yellow)

Bonus:

  • basil
  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers

Coming soon:

I planted our first batch of fall greens, radishes, turnips, etc a little over two weeks, so in a week or two we should have some of the quicker growing crops–mesclun (baby mustard and asian greens), arugula, and French breakfast radishes–followed soon after by baby bok choy and hakurei turnips.

We also have some fennel that is just about ready.  We might start harvesting that in the next week or two.

As many of our veteran CSA members well know, we don’t always have the best luck with winter squash and pumpkins.  This year we tried planting our winter squash a little later this year to see if that might help them do better.  The plants have been flowering for several weeks now and are all forming fruits at this point (butternuts, acorn, sweet dumpling, delicata, and pumpkins).  We hope to have some winter squash and pumpkins to offer you this fall.

Expected Harvest:

 

New this week:

  • beans – indy gold (yellow wax) and maxibel (green, French, filet variety)

Plus more…

  • beans, red noodle
  • beets
  • cabbage, red and green varieties
  • carrots – orange and rainbow mix
  • corn, sweet – bicolor
  • cucumbers – slicing and a limited amount of pickling
  • edamame
  • eggplant – mixed varieties
  • garlic – variety: music
  • lettuce mix
  • melons – cantaloupe and a small number of jenny lind
  • okra
  • onions – sweet white
  • peppers – mostly ripe red and yellow peppers
  • potatoes – red gold (red-skinned, yellow interior)
  • scallions
  • summer squash and zucchini
  • tomatoes – cherry, red slicers and a mixed variety of heirlooms

Bonus:

  • basil
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • mixed hot peppers