Rain and more rain was the theme this past week. Almost 5 inches fell here in 5 days. All this rain limited what we were able to do in the gardens. It’s mucky out there so we had a bit of a “staycation”. Catch up on maintenance duties inside and out, worked on the paperwork pile that stacks high in the summer, organized school clothes, played fun games, and visited the Cave of the Mounds. A fun forced break in our routine.
Our watermelon patch provided WAY! WAY! more delicious watermelon than needed. We donated to the Baraboo Food Pantry again and the St. Clare Daycare Center. A Perfect summer treat and we are happy to share.
Late season crops look great! Our last rotation of beans set flower, edamame is plumping up, winter squash looks plentiful, and brussels sprouts abundant. Maeve sampled a first sneak of the early season brussel sprouts.
SUMMER SHARE #13
Another great share….a big pepper harvest this week and enjoy the delicious fingerlings. Our experimental tomatillo crop had a great harvest and it is in the “extra” area along with the never ending abundant eggplant and other goodies.
We broke the 1000 pound mark again this week thanks to those watermelons. 1044 is going home with the CSA Members. Enjoy.
Head lettuce-We are hitting our goal of lettuce every week all summer long. A great head of Tropican from the hoop house.
Kale-Finally! We have been trying to include this to the weekly shares for 5 weeks but the shares have been too large. It’s here and it’s delicious. An assorted bunch in every share.
Sweet Peppers-A jumbo sweet pepper harvest again this week. A great crop for us this year. Assorted Bells and other sweet peppers appear in each share.
Mini Sweet Peppers-An assortment of these cuties. ALL sweet and all delicious.
Spaghetti Squash-A “personal” sized spaghetti squash. Great for 1 meal. Slice open, bake and scrape out “stringy” insides which resemble spaghetti noodles.
Melon-The abundant watermelon harvest continues and the cantaloupes are starting. Choose a perfect one to take home.
Cherry Tomatoes-Another pint mix of the assorted beauties.
Paste Tomatoes-Choose a few to enjoy.
Fingerling Potatoes!!-They are here. Another favorite potato in our house. Just out of the ground. Enjoy.
Head Lettuce-A sweet head of hoop house grown Tropicana.
Kale-An assorted bunch. We spent 5 weeks trying to sneak this in the shares and final have room. Enjoy!
Sweet Peppers-Delicious Bells and Bull Horn peppers this week.
Bag of Mini Sweet “cupid” peppers-Delicious thick walled snackers.
Beets-A goal for us this summer was bountiful beets. Another harvest from the outside gardens.
Fennel-The perfect pairing with Beets!
Melon- Amazing watermelons and sweet cantaloupes. Choose 2 melons to take home.
Cherry Tomatoes-A Quart again this week of this sweet treat.
Paste Tomatoes-Choose a few….
Chinese Cabbage-A mid sized head. Perfect added to salads, makes a great slaw or fantastic in stir fry.
Fingerling Potatoes! Just dug delicious fingerlings. Enjoy!
Raspberries (PARTIAL SHARE) NOT all Full Shares will receive raspberries this week. The raspberry season just started and not enough to fill the share. Choose a container this week or next week-A sweet treat thanks to Neighbor Gene who tends the patch and welcomes us to pick.
BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-LEEKS, SUPERIOR POTATOES, LETTUCE, PEPPERS, CANTALOUPE, CHERRY TOMATOES AND MORE…..