Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has the last of the summer tomatoes, peppers, onions or leeks, garlic, sweet potatoes, winter squash, potatoes, salad and braising greens, radishes, and parsley. Field Notes.  Monday morning Ken made a wooden box trap for voles.  Voles can move into a green house and wipe out an entire crop.  Think of it – a warm place to live and a salad bar to boot!    A well …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, onions or leeks, garlic, salad and braising greens, sweet potatoes, squash, and herbs.     Field notes.  This unusually warm weather has enabled Ken to catch up on some outdoor tasks – chimney cleaning, opening up spots in the field for green manures, etc.  We took a morning off – together ! – to pick up some grain for the animals.  It was …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has salad and braising greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, tomatoes, peppers, red onions and leeks, and herbs. Field Notes.  We had frost, so Ken has brought in the winter squash and set it on the racks – temporary storage until it is so cold we move it inside for the winter Yesterday Ken moved both portable coops.  I helped him catch some turkeys to clip wings – …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, beets, peppers, onions or leeks, greens, daikon radish, sweet potatoes and herbs Field Notes.  Ken has started in on fall tasks – he tilled the area where garlic will planted.       He has started the preparation for moving the mobile high tunnel over the fall greens.       and expanded the pig area. He is crossing items off that to do …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, greens and lettuce, peppers, onions or leeks, beans, salad turnips, cabbage and herbs.         Field Notes.  Brr, it feels like fall is here; the wind has a bite to it.  Ken has such a long to do list he isn’t sure where to begin!  He is planting for fall, picking heat loving crops, digging roots, and soon he will be getting …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, greens, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, garlic, beans cucumbers, celery, and fennel       Field Notes.  Ken has been digging potatoes, harvesting tomatoes, peppers, etc.  Plants are pushing that final leg of the marathon of the growing season.  Enjoy all these hot weather vegetables now as some will end with first frost.  We are heading into fall crops as well Ken has been working …

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More Recipes: Sofrito and Beet Pepper Soup

This season we have a great crop of beautiful ripe peppers.  I chopped and froze (no blanching) some for future use.  At Ken’s request I made some ripe pepper jam, and today I made sofrito.  Sofrito is a combination of vegetables that are cooked slowly with fat or oil to reduce moisture and preserve color and flavor.  What started as two cast iron skillets of onions, peppers and some garlic became four small freezer jam …

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Ken’s cheese and corn bake

On Wednesdays Ken harvests vegetables and brings them to the tubs and I clean, sort and box them up for the CSA members and the on line orders.  Once he has harvested he cooks our lunch.  Often he takes the culled vegetables – not cute, but still fine – and uses them.  This week in addition to apple pie and tomato sauce, he made an interesting bake.  A couple weeks ago he made pancakes with …

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Eggplant – One recipe idea

We raise eggplant.  Ken often combines eggplant with other summer vegetables like onions, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and tops with cheese for a bake.       I was looking for a new eggplant recipe and tried this.  Slice and salt eggplant;         they will weep so you can absorb some moisture in a towel         Season some bread crumbs in a flat dish and beat an egg in a …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, cukes, peppers, onions, garlic, beans, beets, greens and lettuce. Field Notes.  Ken transplanted fall greens.  Ken starts them , moves up to 2″ soil blocks and then transplants to the garden. This means more time in that garden space for other things and more importantly transplanting a small seedling in a clean bed gives the plant a decided edge over the weeds. Ken is …

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