Mostly Local Lunch

Eat local challenges in August always amuse me.  The REAL challenge is to eat as much as local as possible all year round.  This morning and again at midday I felt like some greens would perk me up.  So I tried a wrap.       Wrap and avocado are NOT local.  But The quark from Cosmic Wheel Creamery came from Amery, the radishes from Whetstone Farm, the greens from Steady Hand farm, the tomatoes …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, peppers, sweet corn, parsley, and basil. Field Notes.  The tsunami of tomatoes has crested; early varieties are about done.  Later varieties are still going strong.  It has been an interesting season – cooler nights meant later hot weather crops and heavy dew meant more work to prevent molds, fungus and blights.  Ken has moved up those seedlings pictured last …

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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 lettuce, salad mix, braising greens, beets or carrots, asparagus, radishes, herbs, snap peas and strawberries Field Notes.  Ken has been vigilant about keeping the growing spaces cultivated.  After the rain, once it is dry enough he is out with either the wheel hoe or hand cultivator.  He has also been planting – cabbage for fall is now in the garden.  And he is weeding and mulching …

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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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