Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, lettuce, braising greens, salad turnips, bok choy, onions or leeks, garlic, squash, carrots, and herbs

Field Notes.  The forecast looks like fall is finally here.  The wide temperature variations have presented challenges for all farmers.  Temperatures in the 80’s and rain make it tough  to bring the onions and squash into the 75 degree house!  Now we will harvest the end of the more tender crops and move on to those of cooler weather.  Ken got the squash into the yard, and I got it up on the racks to cure last Wednesday after boxes were picked up

Ken is setting up hoopettes for the fall crops so they don’t freeze out, and soon we will harvest summer tomatoes for the last time in the mobile high tunnel so it can go to its winter location for a late winter planting.

From the Kitchen.  with the warm weather we have had more meals of a quick cook variety.  Ken has continued to keep us in soups for a quick meal when we are working outside – thank you, Ken!

Bok hoy is an Asian green that is great in spring and fall.  It is the original chop suey ingredient before Asian immigrants had to substitute celery.  We enjoy it in quick braises.  I saute onion, add the bok choy stems for a couple minutes and then the green tops just before serving.  It is also nice in a clear broth or miso soup for breakfast on a cool morning

‘Til Next Week, Judith and the Gang

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