Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week's CSA box has greens, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots rutabaga, turnips, onions, garlic and parsley

Field Notes.  Ken is watching the temperature in the greenhouses, and will be starting seeds to transplant and planting soon. The full season onions red, storage, Walla Walla and leeks are up.  Each year they amaze me as they pop up bent and then spring open like a chorus line!  This year we had poor germination on one variety - the seed company is sending us a new packet from a different lot

We are going to be part of a UW trialing open pollinated varieties.  We await the arrival of seeds.

From the Kitchen.  Monday was a full moon and we culled some poultry - a tom turkey, two geese and some larger cockerels and older chickens.  Today we had the first meal of the turkey stuffed with sauerkraut.  On the side mashed potatoes, squash, and a green salad.  This is what local eating can look like year around!  
The turkey is large enough we will have meals of pot pie with vegetables, soup and stew and a la king as well.  Most of the root vegetables are the culls from root cellar harvest today.  This includes a winter squash with a blemish, an odd shaped pair of potatoes, crooked carrots, one or two turnips and rutabagas, and onions that are staring to sprout. 

'Til March 9th, Judith

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