2017 Harvest 18

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Howdy folks and welcome to week 18 of your Tumbleweed Farm share. We've been doing the rain dance for a few months now and hell yeah, we can FINALLY celebrate the current weather.  We hope you all are enjoying the rain and cooler temperatures as well. This week the bounty is a lovely combination of summer veggies overlapping with fall produce. The winter squash variety this week is a Sweet Potato Squash and tastes very similar to an acorn squash but is slightly sweeter. We had it for breakfast and are hooked! Slice it into 1/2 inch thick rounds (no need to peel as the skin is edible), drizzle with oil and roast at 425F for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Sprinkle with cinnamon, butter, maple syrup and top with some granola for a tasty fall breakfast. You can also go savory and top with cheese, crumbled bacon and a fried egg. You can't go wrong!

The peppers are still cranking and we've been loving them on the grill. Even the jalapeños taste great with a little char. This is probably the last week of cherry tomatoes. They taste great but their production is slowing down quite a bit and they are way more delicate and starting to crack. With that being said, they make a killer happy hour snack if you slow roast them in the oven (250F) for about 4 hours. So good sprinkled with a little sea salt and a cold beer! 

Out in the fields we're currently in full blown winter squash harvest mode. We've got three varieties in the barn-- Sweet Potato, Acorn and Spaghetti Squash. However, we've got a lot more out in the field so this coming week it's going to be a major harvest week. We're happy that we get to take a break from moving irrigation around thanks to all the rain. And for the most part we're feeling pretty good about this transition into the fall. The stress level is lifting and the days are spent reaping the rewards of a full season of planting, spreading compost, fertilizing, weeding, watering and harvesting. It feels good to breath again!

Anyhow we hope you all are enjoying the veggies and this cool, wet weather!

Cheers to the harvest!

Your farmers,
A & T 

Harvest 18

  1. Lettuce
  2. Beets
  3. Radishes
  4. Hot Peppers (Jalapeños, Hungarian Hot Wax, Poblano)
  5. Bell Peppers
  6. Yellow Onions
  7. Garlic
  8. Cherry Tomatoes
  9. Full size Tomatoes
  10. Arugula
  11. Sweet Potato Squash
  12. Cucumbers

Recipe Suggestions

   Winter Squash Miso Soup   (use the sweet potato squash for this)

Winter Squash Miso Soup (use the sweet potato squash for this)

   Maple & Cayenne Roasted Acorn Squash   (Use the Sweet Potato Squash for this recipe)

Maple & Cayenne Roasted Acorn Squash (Use the Sweet Potato Squash for this recipe)