Week 17

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Colored Peppers

1 lb.

3.00

2 lb.

6.00

Potatoes

2 lb.

3.60

3 lb.

5.40

Tomatoes

1 lb.

2.00

2 lb.

4.00

Leeks

1/3 lb.

1.00

2/3 lb.

2.00

Basil

1/8 lb.

1.00

1/4 lb.

2.00

Cantaloupe

small

1.00

Bigger

2.00

Summer Squash or Cukes

½ lb.

.85

1 lb.

1.70

Total

 

12.45

 

23.10


Recipe Of The Week

 

Roasted Peppers with Leeks and Basil

 

-cut peppers and clean seeds and membrane.

-lay peppers skin side up on a cookie sheet and lightly coat with oil

-roast under broiler until skin is blackened and bubbling

-remove from oven and let cool enough to handle

-Peel skin off

-layer peppers with chopped leeks and basil

-chill and eat!

 

WhatÕs Going On?

Hey folks!  This cooler weather is a nice break for August.  I am still considering taking a one week vacation sometime in the next few weeks, which would mean a week off from the shares.  I am not sure though, I feel as though I will let the crops dictate. I will definitely let you all know with at the very least a weeks notice if I do.  The pepper cooking class is on for Saturday the 26th at 10am.  I have some folks interested but still have room for more so send me an email if you would like to participate.  We are going to be putting fall transplants into the ground tomorrow.  Broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage and chard to name a few.  We have got the crucial irrigation set up and ready to go as it is so dry we have dusty soil up here.  I also have some overhead irrigation set up to water in some seeds that will be going in the ground soon.  We will try some lettuce mix, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots and spinach.  Of course we wonÕt be harvesting any of this for a good month or more so be patient!  This is week 17 of the season which means we have 8 more weeks left of deliveries. 

Produce Info:

This year I grew two different kinds of potatoes, one is called Rosa Gold and has a lighter red skin and yellow flesh while the other is called Reddale and has a darker red skin and white flesh.  I have heard from one member that the Rosa Gold is a very tasty potato, have any of you noticed a difference in flavor or variety?  Any thoughts?  Go ahead an treat the leeks just like onions, although I do find them tasty raw as they can be a bit milder.  Try potato leek soup in this cloudy August weather. 

 

What To Look Forward To....

Well I already told you about the fall crops that should see us through the last four weeks of the shares.  For the next four, we will see a good bit more of the same, some peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, basil, leeks, garlic, winter squash, potatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers.  The summer goodies.  Once again, let me know if you have any thoughts or feedback, I do really love to hear from you. Thanks!  Elise.