Last week, with our exciting porcupine-in-a-bucket incident, we hoped we had caught our primary culprit in the summer squash. Alas, the rest of his family has continued to devour all the squash they can find. But, thanks to the help of the mild weather, the next summer squash planting in a different field has started to fruit. After all, this is exactly one of the reasons we plant successions of nearly every vegetable in a rotation of fields. The porcupines might set up shop in one field, the cabbage moths in another, but if we keep them on their toes, we can stay one step ahead and still get lots of good food out of the field and onto your table. So despite the deer and the skunks and the lack of rain and the too much rain.. here we are, down to the next-to-last week of the summer CSA! For those who would like to continue for the six weeks of the fall CSA (October through mid-November for $135), let me know — we still have fall veggie and add-on shares available. The fall broccoli and cauliflower are growing beautifully, though they may be later than we like and we may not have them until the start of the fall share.
For those of you on the social webs, after a two year hiatus I’ve started to post again on the Hatchet Cove Farm Instagram page @hatchetcovefarm. Come on over and take a look!
The basil is holding up relatively well in the field, so feel free to swing by the farm and harvest some to put by if you haven’t done so already (up in the hill field above the parking area).
Have a great week and enjoy your crispy hakurei turnips, your tomato feasts, and your collard green wraps!
Reba and the HCF crew
Summer CSA Week 15 of 16: Big and Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Onion, Spinach, Zucchini/Zephyr/Patty Pan Summer Squash, Dill or Cilantro or Parsley, Collards, Hakurei Turnips, Beet Greens, Potatoes, [Kohlrabi]
Summer Week Fifteen Add-ons: Yogurt, Eggs, Milk, Bread, Tofu, Cheese, Mushrooms, Oil & Vinegar