This week's share consists of (clockwise from bottom) lettuce, garlic, cucumbers, rutabagas, cilantro, eggplant, arugula,napa cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes.
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One share size- $150
What's in the share?-----For each distribution your share will contain some of the following crops:
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, onions, leeks, garlic, winter squash, lettuce, kale, chard, arugula and other asian greens, beets, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, cilantro, and dill.
Distribution dates (4 total, all on Tuesday from 3-5pm):
November 11, November 25
December 9, December 23
Topsfield, Reading, Beverly, or Hamilton
This past Saturday night (during the last few hours of the summer season), we got a frost. Our sweet potatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers got nipped. Fortunately, our sweet potatoes were mulched nicely by all the weeds growing around and above them. Unfortunately, our zucchini was pretty much killed. They were beautiful; we had just started picking them, and we expected to have a bountiful early fall zucchini harvest. The only good thing about this is that we don't have to pick them anymore.
This week's share will consist of most, if not all of the following, as maybe a surprise or two. Beets, cabbage, dill, arugula, onions, lettuce, chard, tomatoes, and Sweet Potatoes!
This week’s share consists of carrots, yukina savoy, lettuce, tomatoes, dill, garlic, kale, zucchini, and watermelon.
The bunched greens (top center in picture) is th yukina savoy – an exciting new green from Japan. They are good both raw in salads /sandwiches, and also lightly stir fried with whatever is in the pan.
We are thrilled to still have lots of tomatoes on the vine. We expect to have a good amount of them right through the end of October. With these cool nights, they are taking longer to fully ripen. Tomatoes only reach their full flavor potential when they ripen at temperatures above 60 degrees. So you will get lots of partially ripe tomatoes in your share. They prefer to mature in your home, not in our field. Just keep them on the counter (never the refrigerator).
Many of our tomatoes have blocky shoulders with a recessed stem/core. An apple corer can be useful.
This weeks share consists of watermelons, peppers, tomatoes!, eggplant, cilantro, beets, beans, onions, and lettuce.
Farmer Dan shared this melon cutting technique with us yesterday:
This week's share consists of kale, potatoes, leeks, cucumbers, lettuce, eggplant, cabbage, and watermelons!
Its not quite Potato Leek Soup weather, but you could make a chunky version and serve it cold like a special potato salad. The watermelons are smaller and sweeter than what you can find in the stores. Since they are so thin skinned, almost the entire melon is edible...you can eat the flesh right up to the edge. Scrape it off with spoon or your teeth. There are lots of seeds too; they are very nutritious and contrast nicely with the juicy flesh.
Although the 4th of July always adds some confusion to our share distributions, we still love it. Happy Independence Day!
This week's share consists of Kale, savoy green cabbage, arugula, mixed asian greens, zucchini and zephyr summer squash, edible pea shoot bouquets (the last of the season), baby onions, garlic scapes, and some interesting lettuce varieties.