HAPPY HARVEST September 21, 2012
CSA members choose 8 from the following harvest items, so many season choices combining fall crops and lingering summer crops:
Butternut squash–use this creamy squash in soups and pies and squash puree, to replace cooked pumpkin in any recipe.
acorn squash and pie pumpkins–these were offered the past couple weeks and we’ll offer them again, if available.
garlic–see tips on freezing garlic, its on the blog. Preserve the harvest!
Sweet potatoes– first of the harvest is ready for you to take home! Enjoy!
cucumbers–maybe a cucumber or two if we have enough. We’re so grateful for this late summer crop.
tomatoes–mix of reds, heirlooms and romas
jalapenos–still making some fresh salsa?
basil (sweet or red)
thai basil (use like sweet basil or as a green vegetable in a sautee)
bell peppers, and pimentos and italian long peppers–likely plenty of reds
sweet potato greens–sauteed green vegetable
Leaf Lettuce–another great fall crop that we are so grateful to harvest. You don’t know how challenging it is to get lettuce to germinate and grow in hot August, compete with summer bugs and survive transplanting in the heat. Thanks to Phil’s new sprinklers misting over the plants in their first days after transplanting, the plants thrived.
Chinese Cabbage–its beautiful and delicate, I eat it raw like lettuce but its great lightly sauteed as well. Or make a batch of kimchi!
UPICK THIS WEEK
flowers–zinnias, pick a bouquet
herb garden–looking good: sage, parsley, chives, oregano, sorrell. Try lemongrass, the bunch of grass in the herb garden row. Ask us how to harvest it.
20th and LAST WEEK OF CSA PICKUPS: Friday September 28