If this isn't the biggest share of the season, it's pretty close.
- Head Cabbage
- Yellow Walla Walla Onions
- Red Onion
- Golden Beets
- Shell Peas - last of the season
- Salad Mix
- Cauliflower - possibly the last of the season, depending on the bug situation
Shain headed back to work this week. I miss him already. Not just because of his help with the harvest. Not because he sometimes has lunch ready for me when I come in from work. Not because he takes care of so many small details so I can focus on managing the harvesting and workshares. We are a team running this farm and it's hard with out him here. Most of all, I miss seeing him throughout the day and his random acts of kindness he does to make my day go a little better.
Eli heads back to school next week. He starts middle school this year and will be at the same school Shain teaches at. I may just miss him too. It gets pretty interesting around here when school is in session. I'm confident the workshares and I are up to the task of keeping this place running smoothly through the end of the season. (Though I'm sure I don't always look so calm in the process.)
We've been making some wonderful bruschetta with our tomatoes. Heavenly! Shain is also making this Restaurant Style Cabbage Slaw/Salsa recipe. It doesn't quite taste like the appetizer at our local Mexican restaurant, but it's very tasty and addicting. (Sometimes I get frustrated wanting to figure out a restaurant recipe so we can make it exactly the same way. Recently a friend reminded me that sometimes restaurants or other store bought foods are not necessarily made with fresh, raw, organic ingredients. This means there could be MSG or other chemicals in the recipe that trick my mind into loving it so much. Something to think about.)
It's been absolutely busy here lately. We've crammed a lot of end of summer activities into these past two weeks and have been away from the farm for several weekends in a row. I'm ready to stay home for a while. We start a new harvest schedule this week, which includes harvesting some crops on Saturday. This will help ease the workload on our other work days. A few new crops are ready to harvest and will be in the shares soon. We are starting to watch night time temperatures and taking precautions with the forecast looks threatening. It's hard to believe we could be getting frosts already.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies.