This week your share includes:
Spinach (the last of the season)
Garlic Scapes (the last of the season)
Sorry folks, there won't be much of a newsletter this week. Simply put, we are busy.
Here are some crop updates:
- Shain picked the first ripe tomato off the vine today. And then he gave it to me! What a guy! (Some women get diamonds. I get the first ripe tomato.) It tasted just like I remember. There aren't more than 20 or so half-ripe tomatoes at this point, but soon people. SOON.
- Another crop that is just a week or two away are the zucchini and squash. We are really going to try hard to harvest them as "babies". We actually make this goal every year, but I swear those darn things grow from "just right" to "too big" over night. We don't like to harvest the veggies too many days before you get them and that's why they often get too big. I'm going to experiment with some ways of picking them on time and keeping them fresh until they go out to you.
- The garlic is near maturity. It's not ready to dig up yet, but starting next week we'll start digging up some fresh bulbs to put in with your shares.
- Many crops are doing very well, especially the onions, leeks, and fillet beans.
- The beets, carrots, cucumbers, and peppers are coming along, slowly.
If you aren't sure how to use all the herbs in your share this week, I suggest freezing them. It's easy and you'll be amazed at how well the herbs keep compared to being dried.
Have a great week and Enjoy! Tara :)