Are you all able to keep up with your veggies? ‘Cause here come some more! It’s the time of year for the bounty to roll in. We had a massive onion and shallot harvest this week, we’re finally digging our long-awaited potatoes out of the ground, and then came the melons! It wasn’t a huge melon harvest, but we have enough for every CSA family and that feels like victory. Last year I used the analogy of roulette to talk about the luck inherent in melon-choosing, but I think a more apt analogy is that melons are like little treasure chests: you never know what you’re going to find inside. Two that look exactly alike can have totally different flavors and textures. The ones we’ve eaten so far this year have been amazing, and we hope that each of you get a great one!
Bulk tomatoes are still available at CSA pick-up or at the farm — 10 lbs for $15. Roast them, freeze them, can them… it’s how we eat our tomatoes year-round. If you’re interested in cherry tomatoes, we’ll have limited 5# bags of cherry tomatoes for $10. We slice each cherry tomato into thirds and dehydrate them. We then snack on them plain, put them on pizzas, rehydrate them and make them into sauce and more, all winter long.
Our apprentice Hannah is a natural farmer, and she’s ready to start growing on her own on a small scale next season. If you know of anyone who has up to an acre of open space and would be interested in loaning it to an up-and-coming farmer, please let us know! Ideally, there would be a place for her to live on or near the property. Hannah is great — she is responsible and thoughtful and motivated and we would recommend her highly to anyone interested in helping make a fledgling farm a reality!
If you find a bright green worm in your cauliflower this week, know that it’s not from a lack of effort on my part! See below…
Have a great week, enjoy the bounty, and see you soon!
Reba and the HCF crew
CSA Week 13 of 18: Garlic, Onion, Green Beans, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Husk Cherries, Melon, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Mesclun Mix
This is a Duck Egg week