Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, celery, lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, onions. garlic. kale, corn, basil, and apples       Field Notes.  Ken is getting the short season fall crops in now.  The long season fall crops are doing well.  He got the year’s compost mixed for next season.  And in his spare time it’s mowing, weeding, and harvesting.  Weeds that aren’t mowed will drop seeds for a new crop …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, cabbage, kale, eggplant, carrots or beets, basil and parsley       As I write this on Monday, Ken is thinning the fall beets and carrots.  They are varieties from a UW vegetable trial program.  We have found some new great varieties in greens, tomatoes, and peppers that we would not have tried if we were not participating in the …

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Preserving the Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Peppers

Last summer Ken tried something new – he chopped and froze bell peppers.  Peppers do not require the blanching that most vegetable do.  Previously we dried pepper slices in the dehydrator, and I often used them in things like chili and stews that I cooked for a long, low temperature on the wood cook stove.  Frozen peppers do not need to be re hydrated, and can be placed in a dish just before serving to …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, garlic, eggplant, cabbage, greens, basil, parsley, and cilantro Field Notes.  Ken has been harvesting!  And he is planting fall crops as well.  He has been mulching and composting and preparing the soil where the mobile tunnel will move for late fall and winter. From the Kitchen.  I am moving into preserving mode.    Last week I made jams and froze ripe …

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