Week 20

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Peppers

 

½ lb.

1.50

1 lb.

3.00

Winter Squash

1-2 lb.

2.00

2-3 lb.

4.00

Eggplan

1/2 lb.

1.00

1 lb.

2.00

Tomato

1-2 lb.

3.00

3-4 lb.

7.00

Cherry Tomato

1 pint

2.50

1 pint

2.50

Spicy Mesclun Mix

½ lb.

4.00

1 lb.

8.00

Total

 

14.00

 

26.50

Recipe Of The Week: Salad Greens with Chinese Salad Dressing

 

1/3 cup sesame or olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic, pressed to a paste

1-2 teaspoons grated ginger root

dash of cayenne

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoons chopped green onion

mesclun salad greens

 

mix all ingredients; toss with salad greens!


 

WhatÕs Going On?

Hello folks, hope you all had a good week! We finally got some rain here last night, quite a thunderstorm (the dogs were hiding under the bed). This is good for a variety of reasons. I have recently just almost finished working up the beds for the annual fall strawberry planting that needs to occur sometime in the next week or so here. The soil was so dry it was like powder, and I was worried about how much water I was going to have to put on the strawberries to actually keep them alive and for them to establish roots after planting. This soaker will help the plants avoid to much transplant shock and stress and allow for them to root faster and easier. We have 2,000 strawberry plants (about 1/8th of an acre) here at the farm ready to go into the ground. Very exciting. Also, the rain helps allow me to do many of the fall chores that I need to. It is good to get the soil worked up and a over winter cover crop seeded, germinated and established before we have too much of a hard frost. For the past month and a half the ground has been really too hard to work for its own good due to its dry state. I feel better about going in and doing the necessary tractor work to prepare the fields now that there has been some rain, as working the soil when it is too dry or too wet can be pretty detrimental to the overall soil structure.

Aside from all of that, I continue to harvest a good bit of okra, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants for you all. I have decided to cut the weeks by three for this season, so that the total weeks will be 22. We are at week 20 right now so we have two more weeks of deliveries left in the season after today. I havenÕt run numbers yet to figure out how I am going to handle the shorter season, but most likely I will offer some sort of a credit for next years to those who would like it : )

Produce and Storage Information:

Remember that your winter squash can hold for a good many weeks. You can sit this fellow on the counter and hang onto it for at least another month if not two before you decide to cook it. Thanksgiving? Should make it but I wonÕt fully guarantee them for that long although it would help in that case to keep them in the refrigerator.

What to Look Forward to....

Well at this point folks we have more of the same to look forward to, but nothing too different to come in the next couple of weeks. I do apologize for the lack of fall diversity, but as I explained last week, it has been a trying past month weather wise. There will be more tomatoes coming from this late planting still, and peppers and eggplants should hang in there as well. That is all for now, please let me know if you have any feedback via email! Thanks! Elise.