Week 20

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Basil

1/4 lb.

2.00

1/3 lb.

3.00

Eggplant

½ lb.

1.00

1 lb.

2.00

Garlic

1 head

1.00

3 heads

3.00

Tomatoes

 

 

2 lb.

4.00

Winter Squash

1-2 lb.

2.00

2-3 lb.

4.00

Peppers

1 lb.

3.00

 

 

Total

 

9.00

 

16.00


Recipe Of The Week

PESTO!!!!!

3/4 cups extra virgin olive oil

1 garlic clove

1tablespoon pine nut or walnut pieces

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan

4 cups fresh basil

Place all ingredients except basil in a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth, then add basil, a handful at a time.  Blend until all of the basil is incorporated and somewhat smooth.  Makes about one cup.

What's Going On?

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a nice week.  We have been enjoying the rainy and cooler weather as I am sure you have been as well.  We enjoyed it so much that we took Thursday and Friday of last week off, which was heaven.  The rain has helped the crops a good bit, for example the eggplants and peppers are starting to fruit again as they had slowed down immensely despite irrigating them for 4-5 hours a day previously!!  For the fall crops, it looks like we may have some arugula, mitzuna, and radishes... the lettuce mix came up but is disappearing daily which I am attributing to the grasshoppers.  The spinach and turnips did not germinate and that could be because the soil temperatures were too high or despite the overhead irrigation running for 8-10 hours a day on them, it just wasnÕt enough.  We also transplanted kale, chard, collards and broccoli.  They are disappearing daily as well, as there are now a variety of garden pests chomping on them.  Long story short, things will continue to dwindle here but we will have some new things show up in the shares.  As for now there are 5 weeks left scheduled for deliveries, but I am thinking about only doing 2-3 more.  I will keep you posted about that as the veggies will be the ones to really decide. 

This scenario does seem to happen to me almost every year this time of year, as you long term members are sure to be aware of.  I have put a lot of thought into it this year, and along with already thinking about starting the CSA earlier in the season becuase of the asparagus, I am becoming more convinced now.  If I start earlier, we would end earlier, thus avoiding some of the fall complications we seem to repeatedly face.  I will share more about these ideas with you, as I am developing more of a plan to implement them. 

In other news, it is going to be strawberry transplanting time again soon.  Every September we transplant the berry plants, the start of another yummy crop!  We have the beds ready and the deer fence up for planting the third week of September.  Makes me excited for the spring.  Thanks again, let me know if you have any thoughts to share.  Elise.