Week 16

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Green Beans

1 lb.

2.00

2 lbs.

4.00

Colored Peppers

 

 

1 lb.

3.00

Acorn Squash

1-2 lb.

2.00

2-3 lb.

3.00

Eggplan

½ lb.

1.00

 

 

Tomato

1 lb.

2.00

2 lb.

4.00

Cherry Tomato

1 pint

2.50

2 pints

5.00

Summer Squash

.75 lb.

1.20

1.25

2.00

Cante-loupe

1 smaller

2.00

1 larger

3.00

Okra

½ lb.

Upon request

.75 lb.

Upon request

Total

 

$12.70

 

$24.00

Recipe Of The Week: Baked Mashed Squash

 

2-3 lb. Winter squash

5 Tb butter

Salt and Pepper

Brown Sugar

1/3 cup chopped nuts

 

Steam or bake squash until tender, peel and mash. You should have about 1 ½ to 2 cups squash. Mix in 4 Tb butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place squash in a buttered baking dish, dot with remaining butter and cover with the brown sugar and nuts. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. As an alternative to the sugar and nuts, you can grate cheese and onions and top then bake. You could try bacon bits and sour cream, or apple and cinnamon.


 

WhatŐs Going On?

I am sure you are all just as thankful as I am that the weather seems to be breaking here and we have what seems like an end to this heat and humidity (hope I didnŐt just jinx it there). The rain has been most welcome also. Up until this point it has been extremely difficult, due to the weather, to get any fall crops in the ground (and now is the time to start doing so). Hopefully this Thursday I will be planting out transplants of kohlrabi, kale, collards, lettuce and more as well as direct seeding in the ground turnips, radishes, spinach and arugula.

Produce and Storage Information:

The melon that you all received this week is a muskmelon called Ambrosia. According to the catalog, a melon with the webbed netting skin is actually a true muskmelon and not a cantaloupe. Not that it really matters, but just thought I would let you all know. To be totally honest here, I am not to sure about the taste of this guy. This is the first time I have grown this melon, and it seems to be pretty hit or miss (some taste okay and some are just not good to me). So, I guess what I am trying to say is that I hope your is good, and if it is not, I am terribly sorry!!!! Please send me some feedback on this melon. Th is is not the melon I was telling you all about that I am so excited to grow next year (the one that my neighbor gave me that I LOVED so much).

What to Look Forward to.....

Next week you can all look forward to more basil, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Butternut squash, okra, and summer squash for sure. There may be more melons, eggplants and peppers next week but we may see a little bit of a gap in these guys. There are more cucumbers, but not many for a few weeks so we will have a break in them for the first time this season. As I mentioned last week, hopefully the tomato patch will kick in gear again and we will have a plethora of tomatoes for next week and beyond. Thanks all! Elise.