And just like that, August has arrived in full force! This is the time of the year when we start to feel all the aches and pains from the season start to catch up with us. We're still busy tilling, weeding, composting, fertilizing, planting, harvesting (the heavy stuff now!) and trying to cook up healthy meals to keep us going. The good news is that this is also the time in the season when we are the most proud of the produce that we are harvesting for all of you! The tomatoes are finally starting to crank, the cucumbers and summer squash/zucchini are abundant and the sweet corn is just a week (or two!) away. The fresh flavors of the season are what it's all about folks and we are stoked!
This coming week we will finish our final greenhouse seeding of the 2016 season YEEEEEHAWWWWW!!!!! The greenhouse seeding can be tedious and we are happy to wrap up a full year's worth of greenhouse work and close that door for a few months. This week we're keeping a close eye on the potatoes (I know we gave you a teaser taste last week!) and we'll start pulling those guys out of the ground very shortly. The eggplants are getting close to being harvestable as well. The first planting got nipped by a late frost so we've been a bit delayed in getting them to you, however the second planting is looking healthy so we'll be harvesting from there shortly.
Anyhow we hope this coming week you all get to enjoy the flavors of the season with your family and friends. And just a reminder that the Rock The Harvest party is Sunday, August 28th starting at 4pm. Bring a picnic, your family and even a few of your friends. We'll be rocking out to the Greenneck Daredvils and we'll have beer on tap (big thanks to Migration Brewing for supplying us with some kick ass beer!)
Enjoy your week everyone!
Your farmers, T & A
- Collard Greens
- Zucchini/Summer Squash
- Garlic--Shantang Purple
- Full sized tomatoes--keep at room temperature not the fridge
- Cherry tomatoes--keep at room temperature not the fridge
- Basil--keep the basil in water on your counter (don't refridgerate)
- Parsley--keep in a plastic bag in the fridge
- Cucumbers--Slicers and Lemon Cucumbers
- Radishes--French Breakfast--remove greens and store radishes and greens in seperate plastic bags in the fridge.
- Beets--remove greens and store in plastic bags in the fridge