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Summer CSA #8

August arrived! Happy days that are very full of harvest duties. A perfect rain fell right when we needed it most and we are relieved. A bit over an inch and we eased up on the round-the-clock irrigation. We started the every other day visit to the tomato patch and Jeannie and Maeve got all the storage onions and shallots out Monday morning. The melons are growing large and we are still waiting for the peppers to color up. Edamame crop looks fantastic and next week a big carrot harvest. The days are long but we are thrilled with how strong the season is for us.

CSA #8

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WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE-CORN!!! HEAD LETTUCE TRIO, SUMMER SQUASH, CUCUMBERS, CHERRY TOMATOES, SLICE TOMATOES, PASTE TOMATOES, PURPLE FILET BEAN, DILL, PURPLE BASIL, CHINESE CABBAGE, GARLIC AND SWEET ONIONS

Corn!-This is conventional corn grown by Scott’s relatives the Raupp Family. It is delicious and grown by a fantastic family. We are grateful.

John and Kathy picking corn.

Maeve conducting a field taste test….

Head Lettuce Trio-Great lettuces out of the hoop house this week. A mix in every share.

Morning romaine harvest

Cut and ready for transport.

Summer Squash-We are harvesting twice a day now… patch 2 is in full swing.

Cucumbers-I think this is the peak of cucumber harverst. picked small to ensure a small seed cavity and best flavor.

Morning cucumber crawl.

Dill-a batch of pickles, fish or salad garnish.

Cherry tomatoes-A beautiful mixed selection.

Washed cherry tomatoes ready to go home. The yellow beauty in the foreground is named “blush”.

Tomatoes-slice and paste…the 1st of the season

Purple Filet Beans- Long and thin. The purple fades/disappears when cooking.

Purple ruffle basil-delicious genovese flavor. Beautiful on a fresh salad or garnish a paste dish. Makes a fun pesto too.

Purple Ruffle Basil

Chinese Cabbage-We trialed 3 varieties….mini, medium and large. An assortment is in the shares this week.

Chinese Cabbage spinning dry after triple rinse.

Garlic- We are thrilled with the garlic harvest this season. Thank you Brad and Jeannie for getting it in the ground last Fall.

Sweet Summer Onions-We will be seeing these in the shares for awhile. A best ever harvest for us.

Maeve cleaning the last of the sweet summer onions.

Best Guess…????-unsure as there are many choices. Cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumber, purple filet beans, beets, fennel, carrots and more.

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