Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has lettuce, salad and braising greens, red and teen green cabbage, kohlrabi, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, carrots, radishes, apples, and sweet potatoes

Field Notes.  We are monitoring greenhouses this time of year.  If it is cloudy, they are cool, and when there is sun they warm up quickly.  With shorter days and more of an angle to the sun, they need to be closed up earlier.  We have had a slight nip of frost, and expect frost in either of two conditions: 1) a cool cloudy day that clears late in the day with no wind or often right around a full moon.  The full moon signals the end of some tender crops, but also the cool weather sweetens several crops - squash for example.

Cuke vines to pigs
Since we go year around, we still have many tasks.  Ken is still planting and he has started fall clean up and is assessing best conditions for digging the fall roots.  

Crop from prior season
From the Kitchen.  Sweet potatoes!  These are a real treat - and a nutritional power house!  They are great baked or boiled.  We do not cure them, but use them as we dig them. Ken also makes scalloped sweet potatoes and also sweet potato pie.  Enjoy!

Fall greens are so good - the texture, color and flavor are so beautiful and delicious.  I have been using all of them in salads as the flavor is mild, but they are also great braised as well.
'Til Next Week, Judith

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