As summer slowly transitions into fall so do the contents of your boxes. We've got tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers overlapping with broccoli, carrots and potatoes. Daikon radishes have been unearthed and are particularly delicious when paired with shredded carrots and tossed in a peanut sauce (see recipe suggestion below). The mustard greens are lovely this week and taste great raw, sautéd, steamed or turned into pesto (think burgers or sandwiches!) The kale is more tender this time of the year than in the heat of the summer and the carrots are sweet and delicious. The potatoes are wonderful when steamed with kohlrabi and turned into a mash (think fancier mashed potatoes!) Then top that tasty mash with sautéd kohlrabi greens just because hey--it'll be amazing! All in all, it's a lovely time of the year for farm fresh eats!
This coming week we are tilling under the corn (tear) and finishing our winter squash harvest. More potatoes will get dug up and then it's time to till under the upper section of the field in preparation for the winter cover crop. The weeds still continue to grow in our fall brassicas, lettuces, spinach, carrots and beets so that's keeping us on our toes and quite busy. With all that being said, we've finally reached the point in the season where we see light at the end of the tunnel. We have a lot of big projects this fall that include building a new (much larger) greenhouse that will allow us to get an even earlier start on spring planting; a pump for our irrigation water (the water pressure is really low); and we'll be fixing up our chicken coop for the girls in preparation for the colder months ahead and rotating it to another area of the farm so the girls can continue to poop away and help improve our soil fertility.
Anyhow, aside from all the projects and work we continue to love settling into the evening with tasty meals with the seasonal produce and we hope you all enjoy the contents of your boxes this week.
Cheers to the harvest!
T & A
- Potatoes--Dark Red Norland
- Mustard Greens and Mizuna
- Daikon Radishes
- Bell Pepper