News from the farm: July 9, 2008

What's going on at the farm?

7/9/2008 Week 11 of 20

What's Growin' On?
Hello folks. It is tomato city here this week. Unbelievable. It was a little daunting to sort through them all. We survived. We also have a lot of eggplant this week, so I hope you enjoy that. Please check out my website for recipes for eggplant. I had an email from some folks about storage for onions and potoates. Potatoes are best stored at 45-50 degrees, any colder and they do not taste as good. I am not sure what a normal refrigerator is set at but I think it is too low for potatoes. You can just set them on your counter, out of the bag, and they should last you a good many weeks. Potatoes store very well. The onions you have received thus far have not yet been cured or dried. You can keep them in your refrigerator for many weeks and they will stay fresh, although the green part may die down. You could also lay them on your counter and they would start to dry or cure on their own. Onions also store well and will last for a couple few months.

Please let me know if you have any other questions for this week. Thanks. Elise.


What's in the box?

Full Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $31
Tomatoes 4 lbs. $12
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes One Pint $3
Melons 1 large $3
Potatoes 3 lb $6
Japanese Eggplant 2 lb $6
Summer Squash 1 lb $2
Half Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $19
Tomatoes 2.5 lbs. $7.50
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes One Pint $3
Melons 1 smaller $2
Potatoes 2 lb $4
Japanese Eggplant 1 lb. $3
Summer Squash next week