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Rain.  That seems to be the theme around here the last few weeks.  It is wet but all is well. We are still behind on our clean up duties and we could use some bright, warm sunshine for the final crops in the garden as they seem to be hanging out in this wet cloudy weather.  But overall we’re not complaining…. it has been a wonderful gardening season.  Fall crops are a favorite and the return of the cool loving leafy greens from the hoophouse are always a treat.  There is much to look forward to with Fall gardening.

SUMMER SHARE #17

 Hard to believe 3 shares to go for the Summer Season…October 6th is the last pick up.

306 pounds from the garden this week.  Enjoy!

SNACK PACK

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Head Lettuce-A crisp, sweet flavorful head of Tropicana from the hoop house.

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Head lettuce at harvest.  Perfect!

Asian Greens Blend-A neat mix of kales, pac choi and mildly spicy mustards cut small.  Add to fresh salads, or saute lightly in olive oil with garlic and onion.  A perfect side for any meal.

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Asian Greens blend ready to be cut.

Garlic-A great garlic year for us.  2 hard neck heads in snack pack share.  Music and German Red are the varieties we grow.

Sweet Peppers-The pepper season is winding down.  We picked an assortment and a few beauty are in each share.

Beans-The last of the beans for the season….enjoy.  A great final harvest from the tri-colored blend.

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Pretty yellow beans picked on our 1 day of sunshine.

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Last green beans from the garden this season.

Sweet Potatoes!-They are here and they are amazing.  Our best sweet potato harvest ever we think.  We are very excited.  Let the sweet potato bonanza begin!  High yield, perfect size and a few JUMBO oddballs too. This variety is Beauregard. Great baked, added to stir fry or I love it in a hash combined with other potatoes and veggies.

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Sweet potatoes at harvest.

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Scott with 1 of the monsters we pulled out of the ground.

FULL SHARE

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Head Lettuce-The last of the summer lettuces.  Leaf lettuces and Fall transitional lettuces will finish out the season.  The variety is Tropicana and it is delicious.

Asian Greens Blend-Baby Asian Greens cut small.  A combination of mini kales, pac choi and mild mustards.  A fun mix that can be enjoyed raw or sauteed.

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Asian greens blend double rinsed, spun dry and ready for the shares.

Arugula-Another great cutting from this crop.  Big bags to eat fresh, saute, make a pesto or added to pizza.  I toss a huge pile on my eggs and it is great.

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Morning arugula harvest.

Garlic-4 heads in full shares this week.  We had a great harvest this year.  We grow 2 varieties. Music and German Red.

Sweet Peppers-We are nearing the end of the pepper season.  A few of end of season beauties are in each share.

Sweet Potatoes-A wonderful harvest.  We planted 3 varieties and are starting with the orange flesh orange skinned variety called Beauregard.

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Sweet Potatoes at Harvest.

Zucchini-The final planting is slowly producing in this gloomy weather.  A few in each Full Share this week.

Kohlrabi-A jumbo German variety.  HUGE!  and not woody at all.  Good storage life too in the refrigerator.

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Jumbo Kohlrabi!

Radishes-Fall radishes are just starting.  We picked a few in the rain and they are sweet and snappy.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-SWEET POTATOES, LETTUCE,  SWISS CHARD, RADISHES, GINGER (YES! GINGER), BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AND MORE…..

 

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We really need to weed!

Just kidding.  This is a stand of ornamental grass up by the house. It gets HUGE! fluffy plumes on top late in Fall and I love it…. The storms last week flopped it around a bit and Scott was going to tie it up.

Another great week for us.  Some big harvests came from the gardens and we are chugging along with clean up.  It is still pretty wet out there and we work through the raindrops to get the work done.

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A downpour storm blew in quickly and I had a few more beans to pick….

We visited Uncle Jim and checked on the broom corn he planted for me as a treat.  It’s ready and I have started Autumn Wreath Making.

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Peeking on the broom corn with Uncle Jim.  He planted it for me as a treat to make Autumn wreaths…..without him we would not have the amazing potatoes, sweet potatoes or sweet corn for our CSA.  We are grateful for the space to plant at his farm.

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1st wreath of the season.

The hoop house is transitioning again. Late Fall crops and over wintered spinach seedlings are filling up the available rows.

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Scott prepping the soil for spinach.

We checked the sweet potatoes and the crop looks strong and we will start harvesting next week for sweet treats in the final shares.  We planted 3 varieties this year and sampled them all.  Delicious!

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Just dug Sweet Potatoes.

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A sampling of the 3 varieties we grew.  

SUMMER SHARE #16  436 pounds of goodies from the garden this week!  Wonderful late summer produce going home with members today.

4 shares to go in the season.  October 6th is the last pick up.

SNACK PACK

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Head Lettuce-A great harvest of romaine.  This is the last of romaine for the season.

Edamame-Edible soybean.  Steam or boil for 3-5 minutes in salty water.  Drain.  Pop from the pods and enjoy.  Add to fresh salads or great in pasta sauce too.

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Edamame all cleaned from the stalks ready for the shares.

Beans-Another great harvest of  tricolored blend.

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Yellow beans at harvest.

Mini Sweet Peppers-A pretty assortment of these cute little guys.

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Mini Sweet Peppers.  They look like bags of candy!

Sweet Peppers-We picked a variety again this week and a few will be in each share.

Potatoes-Fantastic Fingerlings.  A great potato harvest.  Fingerlings are delicious fried or broiled.

Carrots-Another harvest from our carrot trough.  These carrots were planted in July.

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Pulling carrots from the carrot trough.

Sweet summer onion-We held a few back for a late season surprise.  Enjoy!  A great sweet summer onion harvest.  Store in the refrigerator.

FULL SHARE

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Head lettuce-A bounty of romaine this week, and this is the last of the romaine for the season.

Tokyo Bekina-A favorite leafy green.  Great fresh in salads,  added to stirfry or wilted down and added to pasta dishes too.  Tastes like a fluffy chinese cabbage.

Edamame-Edible soybean.  We wait all season for this treat!  Boil or steam pods in salty water 3-5 minutes.  Drain and pop the beans from the pods and eat or add to sauces or salads.

Beans-Another jumbo bag this week of that fantastic tricolored blend.  A great late season harvest.

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Picking purple beans on a sunny day.

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Scott weighing out the beans for Full Share.

Mini Sweet Peppers-A big bag of these tasty treats.

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Finishing up the portioning of the mini sweet peppers.

Sweet Peppers-I think our best season ever with our pepper crop.  We picked an assortment again this week and a few will appear in each share.

Potatoes-Fingerlings are the treat this week. Perfect roasted, broiled or pan fried.

Purple Potatoes too!-A nice sized bag of these wonders.  Best mashed potatoes ever and fun to surprise people with lavender mashed potatoes for supper.  Makes a great potato salad too.

Carrots-A snappy harvest from our carrot trough.

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A crazy guy tucked into a full share.

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Scott cutting the tops off after harvest before they go in the wringer washer.

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A quick rinse in the old wringer washer.

Sweet Summer Onions-We held some back as a late season surprise.  Store in the refrigerator.

Zucchini-The last zucchini planting is just starting to produce.  Finally!  We waited patiently through the cloudy, cold rainy days and here they come.

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1st picking of the new zucchini patch.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-head lettuce, sweet potatoes!!, garlic, swiss chard, peppers, mini asian greens blend, beans and more……

Big, heavy sheets of raindrops fell-almost 7 inches in 24 hours here and we are soggy.  All is well just really wet!

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Working through the rain……

A week that flew by.  Small duties around the garden and a big pear harvest.  We made our way down the long Fall brassica crop rows for a final weeding between the plants, tasty late season turnips were direct seeded in the hoop house along with several rows of late season leafy greens.  Scott spent a few days fortifying our perimeter fence as deer believed we planted the edamame crop just for their midnight snack.  We figured out where they were sneaking in and stopped the late night visits.

It’s the time of year to preserve the garden bounty for winter treats. All the sweet cantaloupes that we consider 2nds were cubed and frozen and tons of eggplant was roasted and froze too.  An afternoon was spent with a friend making our very first batch of kimchi. A fun afternoon of experimenting and laughter.

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Kimchi!

SUMMER SHARE #15 

SNACK PACK

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lettuce, beets, beans, peppers, baby arugula, pears

Head lettuce-A delicious head of summer crisp.  This variety is called Tropicana and it is perfect!

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Tropicana Lettuce soaking in the wash tub.

Beets!-A beautiful bunch from the hoop house.  Tops too.  Remember you can eat the greens raw added to salads and delicious sauteed.

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beets ready to harvest.

Beans-A huge harvest this week of 3 varieties. 84+ pounds! A tricolored blend in your share.

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Scott and Maeve finishing up the snack pack beans….

 

Sweet Peppers-An assortment of sweet peppers were harvested this week and tucked into the shares.

Baby Arugula-A peppery treat from the hoop house.  A nice salad addition, make a pesto for pasta, or a fantastic pizza or quiche topping.

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Arugula harvest.

Pears!-We had a bountiful harvest from the pear trees.  We were concerned after that late Spring frost nipped the blossoms.

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Maeve and Scott picked all the pears this year.

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And Maeve drove the harvest up from the field.

 

FULL SHARE

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lettuce, beets, beans, peppers, arugula, pears, cherry tomatoes

Head Lettuce-Tropicana is the variety this week.  A sweet summer crunch.

Beets-A perfect harvest from the hoop house tops and all to enjoy.

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Beet crop at harvest.

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Beet crop harvested….

 

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Washed beets ready for the shares.

Beans-A huge bag! Tricolored bean mix!

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Yellow beans at harvest.

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Pretty just picked beans.

Sweet Peppers-We picked an assortment of sweet peppers and a few in each share.

Baby Arugula-A snappy bag of this peppery treat from the hoop house.  Fantastic fresh added to salads, makes a great pesto, delicious as a pizza topping or with eggs.

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Arugula ready to be cut.

Pears!-A late summer treat from trees we planted 8 years ago.  A bountiful harvest after we worried from that late Spring frost that nipped the blossoms.

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A perfect pear.

Cherry Tomatoes-This may be the end of them for us this season.  Enjoy!

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BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-PURPLE POTATOES, GARLIC, BEANS, EDAMAME, LETTUCE, SWEET MINI PEPPERS AND MORE….

 

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A visitor between the rainstorms.

 

 

 

 

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Transitions. A favorite time of year.  I love the dewy damp mornings, the sunlight is “thicker” somehow, and the colors outside becoming rich and bold.  Our world slows a tiny bit and that feels pretty good.  The last rotation of regular season lettuce was seeded in and the short late season crops are going out in the gardens.  Lots of end of season plantings.  More spinach is always a must as it is such a treat when the weather turns cold.  We are way behind on our clean up goals from all the rain the past weeks and have high hopes that we make big progress on this important duty in the coming week.

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Fall radishes seeded in.

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Hard to believe we will be eating this in about 3 weeks….

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Little seedlings in the greenhouse for Fall transplanting.

Happy 1st Day of school to all the kids in our CSA Family!  Looking forward to a great year.

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Maeve getting on the morning bus. First Day of 2nd Grade.

 

SUMMER SHARE #14 

A delicious share this week….all 708 pounds of it.

SNACK PACK

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Cherry Tomatoes-A colorful 1/2 pint in every share.

Tomatoes-A few to choose from.  The patch is slowing down.

Leeks-A mid season variety from the garden this week.

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Scott hauling the 1st load of leeks from the garden.

Potatoes-This week-Superior.  A nice dry potato for potato leek soup or great baked or mashed.

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Superior Potatoes all washed and ready for the shares.

Cutting Celery-Fluffy flavorful stalks for the potato leek soup or add a spark to fresh salads this week.

Beans-A great harvest!  Last year we had a member request “big thick old fashioned yellow wax beans” on the end of year survey.  Here they are!  We paired them with a thick long green bean.  Makes me think of my Grandma Lang and her black peppery bean soup she made for supper.

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Scott getting ready to bag the beans.

Sweet Peppers-Yet another great pepper harvest. An assortment of these sweet gems are in every share.

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1st load from the pepper rows.

Head Lettuce-A summer crunch this week from the hoop house.  Perfect and sweet.

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Summer crunch ready to harvest.

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Pretty Tropicana.

Melon-A choice of cantaloupe or watermelon.

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Melon harvest.

FULL SHARE

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Cherry Tomatoes-A pint this week.  The patch is slowing down after a bonanza cherry tomato summer.

Tomatoes-A few in every share.

Leeks-Another great leek harvest.  A mid season variety.

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Washed and ready for the shares.

Potatoes-A big big of perfect Superior potatoes.  Perfect for a potato leek soup, mashed or baked.

Cutting Celery-Thin leafy stalks this time. Great flavor as an addition to soups, sauces or adding a snap to fresh salads.

Bean Medley-A CSA member’s request on last years’ survey. “big thick old fashioned wax beans”.  We listened and paired them with thick old fashioned green beans. Wonderful in warm casseroles or thick soups.

Sweet Peppers-An assortment this week from the ever producing pepper rows.

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Picking Peppers…..

Head Lettuce-A romaine and summer crunch from the hoop house.

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A variety called Sparx.

Hot Jalapeno Peppers-A few in every share to spice things up this week.

Melon-A choice of watermelon or assorted cantaloupe.

Raspberries-A partial share this week too.  IF you did not take them last week grab a 1/2 pint this week.

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Morning Raspberry picking.

 

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-beets!, lettuce, baby arugula, edamame??(hopefully), peppers, potatoes, garlic, and more……

 

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.

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Astronaut Scott Sullivan visited the bees this week.  Sweet honey in our future.

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.

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1st brussels sprout of the season!

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.

SNACK PACK

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Head lettuce-We are hitting our goal of lettuce every week all summer long.  A great head of Tropican from the hoop house.

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Tropicana ready to be harvested.

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.

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Kale in the wash tank.

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.

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Great Pepper Harvest. 

Mini Sweet Peppers-An assortment of these cuties.  ALL sweet and all delicious.

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This week’s mini sweet pepper assortment.

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Close view of those beauties….

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.

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MORE! Melon.

Cherry Tomatoes-Another pint mix of the assorted beauties.

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Washed cherry tomatoes.

Paste Tomatoes-Choose a few to enjoy.

Fingerling Potatoes!!-They are here.  Another favorite potato in our house. Just out of the ground.  Enjoy.

FULL SHARE

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Head Lettuce-A sweet head of hoop house grown Tropicana.

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Getting ready to harvest the lettuce in the early morning.

Kale-An assorted bunch.  We spent 5 weeks trying to sneak this in the shares and final have room.  Enjoy!

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Kale washed and ready to be bundled.

Sweet Peppers-Delicious Bells and Bull Horn peppers this week.

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This week’s pepper harvest.

Bag of Mini Sweet “cupid” peppers-Delicious thick walled snackers.

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Cupid sweet peppers ready to be picked.

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Cupid peppers portioned out for this week’s share.  

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They look like strawberries!

Beets-A goal for us this summer was bountiful beets.  Another harvest from the outside gardens.

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This week’s beets.

Fennel-The perfect pairing with Beets!

Melon- Amazing watermelons and sweet cantaloupes.  Choose 2 melons to take home.

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Super Sweet Melon!

 

Cherry Tomatoes-A Quart again this week of this sweet treat.

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Washed and ready to be added to the shares.

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!

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Scott weighing out the fingerling potatoes.  Last packing job of the day….. note-darkness outside, can you guess the time?

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.

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1st raspberries of the season.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-LEEKS, SUPERIOR POTATOES, LETTUCE, PEPPERS, CANTALOUPE, CHERRY TOMATOES AND MORE…..

A bit of Autumn is in the morning air.  Cool, damp, dewy mornings signal to us that the season is quietly transitioning. This little whisper is putting a hustle in our step to get those final crops of the season in the field and the last rotations in the hoophouse and overwintered crops started.  A few times this past week we mentioned “we are out of time!”.  The summer is slowly rolling by.

We had some time to get our tomato canning and drying done this past week with the bounty tomato haul from the patch. We slow cooked down the tomatoes and made a thick sauce to freeze.

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A mix of the pretty heirlooms for our sauce.

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1st batch cooked down and ready for the freezer.

With all the bounty from the garden we have been able to regularly attend the Baraboo Farmers’ Market.  Always a fun Saturday and Maeve is helping out this year too.

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Saturday at the Baraboo Farmers’ Market.

We were pleased that we had extra time as hours were not spent on huge labor intensive harvests this past week.  We are between bean crops and with the cucumber and zucchini crops pulled we finally had time on our hands to focus on some major cleanup and  weeding and work on some primping around here.  The garden walkways were cleared, existing crops weeded and greenhouse and hoop house spiffed up.  Finally!!!  It feels great.

Big news is we started the melon harvest. We have been monitoring the field for 2 weeks and after a final check……

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Ready to check a golden midget watermelon….looks promising.

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Beautiful! We’re ready…..Finally!  

After peeking under the canopy of greens at the start of harvest we had a HUGE! “Holy Cow” moment. There were tons of melon beauties under there. TONS!  We had no idea. 5 hours later the harvest was done and hundreds of melons were pulled from the field.  Never have we had an abundance like this before.  We donated a load to the Boys and Girls Club for the kids to enjoy.  Nothing better than sweet fresh watermelon at the end of summer.

 

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1st melon from the field.. A golden midget.

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A quick taste test.

 

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Scott picking up the melons.

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We planted several varieties and they are SWEET!

SUMMER SHARE #12

Another fantastic share this week with many colorful treats.  AND we jumped over the 1000 pound mark thanks to the watermelon harvest.  1387 pounds from the garden this week.  Enjoy!

SNACK PACK

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Cherry tomatoes, slice tomatoes, tomato sauce kit(paste tomatoes, oregano, jalapeno pepper, garlic, celery), romaine lettuce, carrots, potatoes, melon, sweet peppers,

Cherry Tomatoes-A pint of the pretty mix.

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Washed and ready for this week’s share.

Tomato Sauce Kit-Everything needed for the perfect homemade sauce.  Paste tomatoes, garlic, peppers, celery and oregano.

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Washed Celery for the Tomato Sauce Kits.

Slice Tomatoes-Choose a couple.

Head Lettuce-Another great Romaine harvest from the hoop house.  Our seasonal goal is fresh lettuce every week.

Carrots!-Delicious snappy carrots from our hoop house.  Perfect!

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Scott pulling carrots.

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Finishing up my side of the row.

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What a bounty!

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Look at that funny guy!

Potatoes-This week’s choice is Superior.  A dryer potato and delicious.

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Superior Potatoes.  Perfect!

Sweet Peppers-Beautiful Carmen Italian Fryer Peppers and a Sweet Bell this week..

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Another Jumbo Pepper harvest.

Watermelon-A sweet, sweet harvest. 1 watermelon in each share.  Choose a beauty.

FULL SHARE

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Cherry tomatoes, slice tomatoes, tomato sauce kit (paste tomatoes, oregano, jalapeno, celery), romaine head lettuce, carrots, potatoes, 2 watermelons, sunflower bouquets, spaghetti squash, sweet peppers.

Cherry Tomato-A quart mix again this week.

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Ripe cherry tomatoes above the top of the trellis.

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Washing the cherry tomatoes before packaging.

Tomato Sauce Kits-Everything needed for the perfect homemade sauce.  Paste tomatoes, celery, garlic, and peppers.

Slice Tomatoes-Choose your favorites.

Romaine Lettuce-Another sweet head from the hoop house this week.

Carrots!-A huge bag of these beauties.

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Scott starting the carrot harvest in the hoop house.

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Another Funny guy.

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Washed carrots ready to be weighed out for the shares.

Potatoes-Perfect Superiors this week.  A nice dry potato.  A great baker.

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Scott weighing out this week’s potatoes.

Watermelon-Choose the perfect 2 for you.

Sunflower Bouquet-A pretty late season bouquet.

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I always leave a few sunflowers out in the field for the insects to enjoy….A sunflower visitor.

Sweet Peppers-A pretty collections of assorted sweet peppers.

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The plants are still loaded….!

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More pretty peppers…..

Spaghetti Squash-The 1st pick through the field.  Enjoy!

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-melon, potatoes, leeks, beets, fennel, lettuce, tomatoes and more……

 

 

 

 

It was a week of transition in the gardens.  Long rows of late season mini cabbages were transplanted, autumn spinach seeded in, and Scott pulled down the cucumber vines after a final harvest.  A new crop was quickly transplanted in it’s place for a late season treat.

Cucumber trellis after the last harvest.

Cucumber trellis after the last harvest.

Cucumber trellis with new transplants a few hours later.

Cucumber trellis with new transplants a few hours later.

The zucchini patch was also cleared and we will wait a few weeks for the 2nd planting to produce.  We had huge harvests from the peppers this week and a bounty from the tomato patch.  It is a strong season for us and we are so happy to be able to say this.  Abundant shares, delicious produce to donate to the Baraboo Food pantry, farmers market and restaurant sales too.  A great summer.

Scott was able to get some heavy weeding done and space cleared in the fields while I harvested my days away and seeded in crops in the greenhouse and hoop house.  A bit of a hustle with the late season plantings as we are running out of time if we want them to produce before the 1st frost.

Scott prepping the hoop house for replanting.

Scott prepping the hoop house for replanting.  Making way for Fall Crops.

We picked our 2nd “almost ripe” watermelon this week and did a walk about through the whole melon patch and we are almost there.  Tons! and TONS!!!! of melons are out there under the vines.  It was exciting to peek and we look forward to starting the harvest next week.

Anticipation....

Anticipation….

Darn! Almost ripe.

Darn! Almost ripe.

Maeve's favorite summer drink.

Maeve’s favorite summer drink.

 

SUMMER SHARE #11

It’s a pepper/tomato bonanza week and oh so beautiful.  Another HUGE! eggplant harvest again this week.  The bounty will appear on the “extras” table as it has in past weeks for any member to take and enjoy.  AND! our experimental tomatillo crop is doing well 4 varieties are also in the “extra” area this week to enjoy along with many other “extra” goodies to choose from.

825 pounds of great produce is going out the door today!  Enjoy…..

Tomatillo harvesting in our test plot.

Tomatillo harvesting in our test plot.

SNACK PACK

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Romaine head lettuce, sweet corn, Slice tomatoes, pint cherry tomatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, sweet peppers, HOT! jalapeno peppers, sweet summer onions, cucumber medley, zucchini

Head Lettuce-We had a huge romaine harvest this week.  Beautiful sweet heads and a true wonder in this heat. We are grateful.

Romaine at early morning harvest.

Romaine at early morning harvest.

Corn-Small very sweet corn from Uncle Jim.  Delicious.

Slice Tomatoes-A HUGE! harvest from the patch and many to choose from.

Cherry Tomatoes-A mixed pint for all snack pack shares.

Your cherry tomato washer and "quality control" inspector.

Your cherry tomato washer and “quality control” inspector.

Cabbage -A medium sized snappy head perfect for slaw, stir fry or fresh eating.

Beautiful! And ready for the shares....

Beautiful! And ready for the shares….

Kohlrabi-2 in each share. Peel thick outer skin and eat the crunchy interior.

Sweet Peppers-Beautiful Sweet peppers were harvest this week.

The 1st pass down the pepper rows. A bounty!

The 1st pass down the pepper rows. A bounty!

Jalapeno HOT! peppers-2 in each share.

Sweet Summer Onion-Must be stored in refrigerator.

Cucumber Medley-This is the end of the cucumbers for a few weeks.

Zucchini-Also, the end of this crop for a few weeks.

 

FULL SHARE

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Romaine head lettuce, sweet corn, slice tomatoes, quart cherry tomatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, Sweet peppers, jimmy nardello peppers, HOT! jalapeno peppers, sweet summer onions, cucumber medley, beets, garlic, zucchini

Head Lettuce-A delicious Summer romaine from the hoop house.

Romaine ready to harvest.

Romaine ready to harvest.

Corn-Another great harvest from Uncle Jim!  Small SWEET ears.

Slice Tomatoes-Tons! to choose from….pick your favorite.

Cherry Tomatoes-Another quart of these beauties for all Full Shares this week.

Tomato Cleaning before they are put in containers.

Tomato Cleaning before they are put in containers.

Beautiful Cherry Tomatoes.

Beautiful Cherry Tomatoes.

Cabbage-Perfect size for fresh eating or added to stir Fry.  Grilled is delicious too.

Kohlrabi-4 in each share.  Peel the tough outer light green skin and enjoy the crunchy interior.

Sweet Peppers-It is a great pepper week.  An assortment of sweet bells and bull horn in Full Share.  Beautiful!

Carmen Peppers in the hot summer haze.

Carmen Peppers in the hot summer haze.

More Carmen up close. the plants are loaded!

More Carmen up close. The plants are loaded!

So Pretty.

So Pretty.

Jimmy Nardello SWEET Pepper-A fantastic sweet pepper with great flavor.

Jimmy was of the first Nardello generation born in America. The fourth of 11 kids, he was the only one to inherit his mother’s love of peppers.  In Naugatuck, he built terraces like they did in the hillsides of Southern Italy.  He nourished his peppers and dried them so they could be enjoyed in winter.

Before Jimmy died in 1983, he donated his pepper seeds to Seed Savers Exchange, where they’ve been stewards of the pepper for nearly thirty years.  The Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Pepper, now its official name, is listed in the US Ark of Taste at Slow Food, the vegetable version of the endangered species list.

Jalapeno-HOT! 4 in each share.

Sweet Summer Onions-Must be stored in the refrigerator.

Cucumber Medley-A final mix from our early plantings.

Zucchini-The last harvest from the 1st patch.

Beets-A nice big bag of one of our favorite crops….more to come.

Garlic-2 heads in each Full Share this week.

 

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-watermelon, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, carrots!, garlic, celery and more…..