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Computer issues still remain but we are hopeful a few glitches are getting cleared up. Thanks to all who shared the season with us. Our strongest and best season ever. And thanks for the returned season end surveys. It is very helpful to read over all the comments and shape what next season will be.

We loved this year! We rolled along strong from start to finish. We had a few best ever harvests. Tomatoes were amazing this season. We loved our selection and the yield was high and many weeks of perfect tomatoes. Our early broccoli harvest was great and the side shoots never ended. We were glad we brought the cantaloupe back. Our leafy greens were fantastic in hoop 1 and we love providing fresh lettuce all season long. A challenge in the heat but Hoop 1 rocked all summer long. Our spinach was great both Spring and Fall and we are pleased with the carrot harvest adding 2 additional rotations was a good idea. Baby cabbages were perfect and abundant. Potatoes were a best ever and we are still digging! Sweet potatoes great too now that we changed companies and had a much earlier ship date. Our summer onions were also a best ever. We are glad the “extra table” returned after the COVID break. Disappointments for us….the brussels sprouts tanked. Mildew set in for some reason and we could never get in front of it. A favorite crop and we are composting it all. The peas were delicious and abundant but burned up in the early heat wave. The harvest season was too short and we wished for more. The entire 2nd Fall rotation of broccoli also was a bust. Maybe heat and humidity related- maybe we made a bad variety selection. Not sure but a crop failure too. We should have planted more garlic…..Overall we are pleased with the season. We feel like we had a nice variety of clean high quality produce all season long and we are already excited for next year.

A huge thank you to Scott’s relatives the Raupp Family at Raupp Family Farm. We are grateful for the space for the potatoes, sweet potato and squash “runway”. AND the fantastic sweet corn. Our CSA could not be what it is without you. We love you and all you do for us.

Cousin John-My Hero. He makes it all happen. Thank you John!
Bonus Share

We have had a fun 2 weeks of digging potatoes and sweet potatoes and harvesting a few surprise crops that loved the warm days.

WHAT IS IN THE BONUS SHARE.

Scott ready to pack the shares. We are packing in paper so members do not need to return the reusable totes.

HEAD LETTUCE, SPINACH, STORAGE ONIONS, RADISHES, ARUGULA, POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES, SQUASH, BEANS AND PEPPERS

Head lettuce-2 beauties from hoop 1 with fantastic flavor.

Spinach-A great harvest from the 1st 2 rotations. Thick juicy leaves.

Storage onions-The last of our onion crop. A few in every share.

Radishes-Some beauties. VERY long storage life too.

Arugula-We love arugula and love this snappy serrated variety.

Potatoes-2 varieties and we picked our favorites. All Blues and Gold Rush. Both a great multipurpose potato. Fry, bake, mash they are delicious.

Sweet potatoes-Some monsters are coming out of the field. And they are all over the place too.

Harvesting under the walkway landscape fabric.
oddball guys too. We call these “worms”.

Squash-A final spaghetti squash in every share and 2 winter squash of our choice.

Beans!-HUGE surprise that the last bean rotation decided to reflower. What a treat!

Peppers!-Another surprise harvest. Honestly the sweetest peppers we have picked all season long.

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CSA #17

And just like that we slow down…the final rotation of spinach went in hoop 2 to winter over for Spring harvest and 2 rotations of lettuce into hoop 1. We pulled pumpkins and squash from the patch and dug some great potatoes and a bounty of sweet potatoes for next week’s final share. We turned a blind eye to clean up for this week….it can wait a bit will we enjoy this beautiful weather.

CSA #17

Full
Snack

Head Lettuce-And another beauty. Lettuce is 1 of my favorite things to grow….The flavor and crunch this week fantastic.

Morning Harvest.

Arugula-This is a serrated variety that mimics wild arugula in flavor and texture.

Arugula in Hoop 1.

Potatoes-An heirloom this week and delicious. Steamed or boiled they are fantastic. Also. smashed after steaming and broil with olive oil and cheese if you choose is a treat.

Potatoes at harvest.
Maeve this potato beauty.

Winter Squash-The bounty continues. Snack choose 1 full choose 2.

Shallots-We harvested these beauties this summer and dried them down. Great mild flavor.

Shallots at summer harvest.
Shallots dried/cleaned and ready for the shares.

Bell Peppers-A surprise to us….we thought the plants were done. Enjoy!

Surprise Pepper Harvest.
And a few more Italian fry peppers in full share too.

Pie Pumpkin-(Full share only)-An heirloom too and a favorite here for pumpkin bread and biscuits. Super creamy and dry.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HEAD LETTUCE, SPINACH, CARROTS, RADISHES, SQUASH, POTATO, SWEET POTATO, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CARVING PUMPKIN, SWEET POTATOES-TONS! AND MORE….

NEXT WEEK IS THE FINAL SHARE OF THE 2021 SEASON…..AND AMAZING SUMMER-THANK YOU!

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CSA #16

Autumn has arrived….The shade cloth came off the hoop houses last weekend and tucked away for next season. Always a sure sign that days are shortening and cooler temperatures are here and time to roll the sides down on the houses at night too to retain some heat.

Our focus now is getting the last of the potatoes and sweet potatoes out of the ground and pick up the last of the squash and pumpkins from the field. Final lettuce rotations going in hoop 1 and a final spinach rotation going into hoop 2 this week for wintering over. Garlic area will be prepped for that favorite crop to go in the ground in the next few weeks. AND then clean up in the garden. The weather these days IS perfect. Our caps are on in the mornings….long johns too and by afternoon we are in tee shirts for a few hours. A beautiful time of year. A surprise to us how quickly the summer flew with only 2 CSA shares to go in this fabulous season.

CSA #16

Full
Snack

Head Lettuce-Another beauty from hoop 1. This little gem is a mini head. Sweet juicy leaves.

Mini Head Lettuce Harvest in the morning.

Spinach-Even a better harvest than the 1st pick. We started another rotation and as mentioned will plant a 3rd this week. A favorite crop for us. Enjoy! Triple rinsed and ready to go..

2 weeks of growth since last harvest.

Storage onions/shallots-We harvested these this summer and dried them down in the shed. A mix of onions and shallots.

Carrots-Last harvest out of hoop 2 of the season. Enough for another share and we will pack carrots in the last share of the season as well.

Carrot harvest.

Squash-We are making evening trips to the patch and thrilled with the harvest this year. Full share choose 2 squash of your choice. Snack pack choose 1.

Ornamental Pumpkin-Full and Snack Pack choose a beauty! They are all lined up in the driveway.

Pretty Pumpkins ready to go home with CSA members today!

Mini Sweet Peppers (snack only)-Sweet little guys perfect for snacking. Called “lunchbox” or “picnic” peppers. This is the end of our peppers for the season.

Beans!-(full share only)-last picking too of these summer delights.

Last harvest of the season…and I have to be honest now that bean picking is done. It is my least favorite garden job. It takes FOREVER!

Sweet potatoes-We finally started the harvest and it is a good harvest. Better than we have had in years. Some oddballs out there and the skin is russeted on most where we started. The flavor is delicious but just not “pretty” on the outside. We did a bit of research and it is from damp soil. We are 1/2 way down the rows so more to come.

Hand digging the sweet potatoes.
Making our way down the row as Scott forks.
A big guy!
oddball!
Image of russeted skin.

Garlic-(full only) 1 head in every share.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HEAD LETTUCE, SWEET POTATOES, POTATOES, SQUASH, KALE, SHALLOTS, ARUGULA AND MORE…

2 SHARES REMAIN IN THE SEASON.

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CSA #15 September 16th

Again….I just have to say…our Favorite time of the year! The color is everywhere-beautiful! The bounty coming from the gardens amazing and those long season crops we waited so long for are here. We are happy and rested and enjoying the cool temperatures and our pace slows down just a bit. We continue to pull the squash and pumpkins from the field and dig potatoes. We decided to wait to grab the sweet potatoes-next week! But we did peek and they appear to be a best ever for us. Another long row of winter over spinach was transplanted in hoop 2 and lettuce continues to be transplanted into Hoop 1. This is the 1st week we did not seed in more lettuce rotation starts in the greenhouse. The season is winding down.

Last night’s pumpkin haul.
Pumpkins and ornamentals will be in all future shares and available for purchase too.

CSA #15

Full
Snack

Head Lettuce-Another sweet beauty from Hoop 1.

Morning Harvest.
We are thrilled that we are able to provide fresh lettuce every week in the CSA shares. Nothing better.

Radishes-Fall radishes have a great crunch and a great flavor.

Radish Havet Hoop 2.
Washed and ready for the shares.

Beets-2 varieties. Roasted is our favorite.

Beans!-We are still harvesting our tricolor mix. A bit bigger this week as our scheduled pick was when that HUGE! rainstorm blasted through and with warm overnight temps they grew a bit larger by morning when we could get into the field.

Beautiful!

Leeks-A great late season crop. Great flavor for potato leek soup or a hash.

Scott with the leek harvest.

Potatoes-The potato of the week is Peter Wilcox. A great all around potato-fry, boil, mash, bake. Great texture and flavor.

Peter Wilcox at harvest
Crated in the field.
Washed and air drying before we weigh out for the shares.

Squash-We now start “choose your squash”…Several varieties and size selection will be out for snack pack to choose 1 and full share to choose 1. Acorns, delicata, honey nut, autumn frost, carnival and more… Ornamental mini pumpkins out too just in case members are “squashed out” or just would like a bit of autumn cheer on their table this week.

Peppers-Italian fry peppers in all share and mini bells in Full only.

Thai Basil Plant-We had to do it as the flavor is fantastic with squash and curry. If members would rather snip the basil and bag…sheers will be on the table.

Thai Basil in the greenhouse.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-SWEET POTATO BOUNTY!-2 VARIETIES, POTATO, SQUASH, ORNAMENTAL PUMPKIN, STORAGE ONIONS, CARROTS, HEAD LETTUCE, PEPPERS, SPINACH AND MORE….

3 shares remain to the summer CSA season…..

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CSA #14

The fun continues as we visit the pumpkin patch pulling out beautiful pumpkins and squash….and digging up potatoes for future shares and winter storage is always fun.

I think we picked the last tomates of this season the same week we harvest the 1st Fall Spinach from Hoop 2. We have a strong feeling of transition this past week and Scott even mentioned long johns! The week slipped by without a sweet potato dig so next week for sure we will see what is under that beautiful canopy of foliage.

CSA #14-4 MORE SHARES TO GO!

FULL
SNACK

Head Lettuce-We harvested a mid sized romaine from hoop 1 this week and it is delicious! Sweet and crunchy.

Romaine in the morning light.

Spinach is back!-1st harvest of fall and we have a bounty. Enjoy!

Scott harvesting leaf by leaf by leaf.
Triple rinsed spinach in the dunk tank.

Pac Choi-We love it in fresh salads this time of year for a bit of crunch and it is a staple in our stir fry. Bell our dog LOVES! chomping on the juicy white stalks.

Pac choi at harvest.
And after harvest.

Acorn Squash-Members can choose. We have several varieties-including heirloom. 1 for snack and 2 for full.

Potato of the week is Adirondack Red-a bit waxy in texture so great fried or we love them mashed. AND pink flesh. Mix with the blues and cream potatoes of past weeks for a beautiful hash.

Beautiful!

Beans-We are thrilled with the bean harvest this week. A tricolored mix again….

Green bean pick every other day.
Scott making his way down the row.

Italian Fry Pepper-(snack pack only) A few of these sweet delights in every share.

Lunchbox mini sweet snacker peppers-(full only) Perfect for snacking. small seed cavity and very very sweet.

Baby Kale Mix-(full only) A blend of several different varieties. Cut small. Enjoy fresh or saute as a warm side dish.

Baby Kale mix in Hoop 1.

Last Tomates-A saladette/paste variety. End of our amazing tomato season.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-BEETS, HEAD LETTUCE, RADISHES, LEEKS, POTATOES, SQUASH AND MORE….

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CSA #13

We flipped the calendar to September and here we are-our favorite time of the season. The uncertainty of what this summer will be is behind us as we wind down to the end, the workload eases a bit, we sleep a tiny bit later, the temperatures are cooler and pumpkins and squash are ripening. The beauty of Autumn is here and the abundance of long season crops are just waiting to be pulled from the garden. We seeded in our last lettuce rotation in the greenhouse and we just might pick the first harvest of Fall spinach next week. It has been a strong happy summer for us and we feel great! Looking forward to digging some sweet potatoes next week just to peek at what might be under the best looking crop we have ever seen and there is nothing we love more than wandering through the squash patch and seeing what we find.

HAPPY 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL TO ALL THE KIDS IN OUR CSA FAMILY….IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR.

FULL
SNACK

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE-HEAD LETTUCE, ASIAN GREENS MIX (FULL ONLY), SUNFLOWER BOUQUET, PURPLE POTATOES, TRI COLOR FILET BEAN MEDLEY, ITALIAN FRY PEPPERS, CHERRY TOMATOES, SLICE TOMATOES, EDAMAME, SPAGHETTI SQUASH, STORAGE ONIONS, ZUCCHINI, GARLIC

Head Lettuce-Sweet crunchy heads from hoop 1. The lettuce is loving the cooler temperatures. Just delicious.

Lettuce harvest in the morning sun.

Asian Greens mix (full only)-A snappy mix of asian greens. Fantastic in a fresh raw salad-A BIT SPICY TOO! Or we love as a side warm lightly pan tossed with a bit of garlic onion and olive oil.

Asian Greens ready to harvest.

Sunflower Bouquet-What a way to kick of the beauty of Autumn. Perfect timing to transition. HUGE! harvest of these happy beauties. We cut early every morning.

Sunflowers ready to go home with CSA Members today.
Morning beauties…
Scott headed to the cooler with the daily pick.

Purple potatoes-These are fantastic fried or mashed and also make a fun purple potato soup too. A favorite around here. We are thrilled they are back in the shares this year.

HUGE! harvest this is off 1 hill.
Washed and ready to be weighed out for the shares.

Beans!-They are back….3 varieties of filet. We planted a new variety to us-lavender and LOVE! them. So pretty and great flavor. Many weeks of beans to come.

Lavender beans on the plants.
So pretty.
Making our way down the green bean row.
Just starting to produce.
Morning Harvest.

Italian Fry Peppers-Great Sweet Flavor. We are still picking a little green as we are seeing sunburn on some of the peppers.

Cherry Tomatoes-This is the end of this tasty summer snack we think….the best of the best are gone. The texture and flavor changes too with the cooler temperatures. What a great run.

Maeve packing her last rotation of cherry tomatoes.
A full cluster of Black Cherry tomatoes.

Slice tomatoes-This is probably the end too of our fantastic tomato season. Maybe som paste next week. Enjoy!

There were a few monster tomatoes out in the patch this week…1 final BLT.

Edamame-This is our go to snack this time of year. We lightly steam and salt and then keep a big container chilling in the fridge and snack away. We also add to salads and tomato sauce.

Spaghetti Squash-1st squash of the season in the shares….we grew 3 different varieties and 1 is orange! Oven roast face down and scratch the squash out like noodles to enjoy with sauce.

Spaghetti squash washed and ready for the shares.

Storage onions-These are the 1st of the storage onions we dried after harvest.

Maeve was the onion cleaner this week.

Summer Squash-This is the END! of the summer squash harvest. Congratulations on eating summer squash for many weeks in a row in every way we could all think to “use it up”. We will now move on to winter squash.

garlic-These are the smaller heads from the harvest.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-WINTER SQUASH, POTATOES, LETTUCE, BEETS, BEANS, PEPPERS, KALE MIX, SPINACH?????, AND MORE…..

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CSA #12

As is the theme around here this time of year the week zipped right on by….The tomato bonanza continues with huge harvests from the patch and we had a fantastic edamame harvest that took hours to pull those tasty pods of the stalks. We enjoyed the time inside out of the steamy heat that hung around all week.

Scott and Maeve cleaning the edamame.

We took a nice long walking tour of the pumpkin/squash patch and it looks fantastic. I have to say it every chance I get-“Thank you Cousin John Raupp for making this happen!!!”-ornamental pumpkins are my absolute favorite thing and to see these beauties in the field is pure happiness.

Look at that wonder!

CSA #12

Full
Snack

Cantaloupe-We had a great cantaloupe season this year…As long term members remember-I gave up on cantaloupe many years ago when we had an entire patch COOK! in wet hot sun. It was so disappointing it took awhile for me to be brave enough to risk it again. They are back and they are delicious.

Head Lettuce-A delicious morning lettuce harvest from hoop 1 this week. A pretty bicolor.

Lettuce in the morning sun.

Romaine lettuce hearts-(Full Only)-We had a small harvest of a trial romaine variety and added these snappy mini hearts to the full shares.

Zucchini-Patch 1 fully retired….Patch 2 chugging along….

The daily zucchini walk.

Fry Peppers-We are picking these green as the plants are Heavy with fruit and we are also getting a bit of sunburned shoulders as they ripen.

Baby Bells-We love these mini bells-perfect for salads.

Baby Bell Harvest.

Edamame-A favorite around here….and a best ever harvest for us too! We love it steamed and salted as a treat. We are also adding it to our tomato sauce with pasta.

Tons!

Cherry Tomatoes-a delicious harvest again this week.

Slice tomatoes! STILL TONS! but the heirlooms are done….

Ready for the shares…
And we are still making sauce for the winter!

Carrots-We harvested these out of hoop 2. A variety called romance….

Jumbo Kohlrabi-Ths is the huge german variety that does not get woody at all….peel and eat. We love it salted and raw or shredded in a slaw.

Cleaning the kohlrabi at the compost pile.
Jumbo Kohlrabi headed to the washing tank.

Mini head cabbage-These are the perfect size for cutting in 1/2 and grilling. Nothing better! And so tender they shred up for a sweet slaw.

Mini cabbage at harvest.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-BEANS!!!,EDAMAME, SPAGHETTI SQUASH, BEETS, HEAD LETTUCE, LEAFY GREENS, PEPPERS, ZUCCHINI AND MORE….

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CSA #11 August 19th

All I can say is tomatoes!!!!….best tomato season ever for us. We harvest 400+ pounds 1 day and over 600+ 2 days later. How does that even happen! And will pick again tonight….a bit overwhelming and fun all rolled together. We are out of space and we are busy making our own sauce to enjoy during the winter months.

Maeve is still the cherry tomato Queen….
Our workspace is FULL!

When we were not harvesting tomatoes we transplanted spinach into hoop 2 for Autumn harvest.

Spinach transplants.

Scott seeded in long rows of Fall radishes in hoop 2 and we irrigated like crazy even after all that rain. The next rotation of beans is flowering and the edamame is just about ready.

Beans are flowering.

We had a weather casualty. All that Fall broccoli we planted was just heading up when the heat and rain hit and those perfect little heads baked in the hot wet sun. We walked down the rows and cut the heads with hopes we get some jumbo side shoots. We have a late season broccoli crop out there too so hopefully we will all eat a bit more broccoli at the finish of the season.

The spaghetti squash is harvested and curing in the greenhouse and we had a great watermelon harvest this week.

Heart watermelon from our mold. We snuck this beauty in a share for today.

CSA #11

FULL
SNACK

Head Lettuce, Kale, Superior Potatoes, Italian Fry Peppers, Lunchbox peppers (snack only), Cherry tomatoes, Slice Tomatoes, Sweet Summer Onions, Zucchini, Watermelon, Cantaloupe (snack only)

Head Lettuce-A pretty bicolored mini oakleaf. Sweet flavor

Morning Lettuce Harvest.

Kale-We harvested the smaller tender leaves. This year we only grew Lacinato varieties as we think they taste best!

Potatoes-Superior is the variety….fluffy and delicious. I think we might be having the best potato year too….there is something to say for sure for 100% weed free and perfect growing conditions.

Superior-hand digging these beauties…
Washed and ready to be weighed.

Italian Fry Peppers-We had to go down the rows and pick some green ones to thin them out. The plants are loaded-the peppers are crowding each other out and also tipping the plants over with weight.

Thinning out the italian Fry pepper plants.

Lunchbox peppers-snack only-delicious sweet peppers and so pretty too.

Cherry tomatoes…..The bounty continues.

End of the Cherry tomato row….
Washed Cherry tomatoes
And we made a slow cooker sauce. Supper Sweet. Great for tomato soup.

Slice tomatoes-Great selection this week….4 again for Snack and 6 again for Full.

Sweet Onions-This is the end of the sweet onion harvest. We will move on to storage onions next.

Zucchini-Happy to say patches are slowing down.

Watermelon-2 or 3 in all Full Shares 1 in Snack Pack. Enjoy!

We did our daily watermelon check and decided it was time. As you can see in the background Bell could care less.

Cantaloupe-snack only-Sweet cantaloupe has returned to the CSA. More for Full Share next week…

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HEAD LETTUCE, CORN, CARROTS, EDAMAME, TOMATOES, PEPPERS CANTALOUPE AND MORE….

Pretty Pumpkin image from the patch.

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CSA #10 August 12th

An amazing week of big harvests in the garden, early morning to beat the heat and a very odd rhythm with the storms that popped up quickly-even in the sunshine! Over 3 inches total for the week here with no severe damaging weather and we are grateful. Somehow the days flew past with many outfit changes out of wet clothes. The tomato patch is amazing we pull over 400+ pounds out of there every other day. The tomatoes are beautiful but we see decline crawling in with this high humidity and heat and storms. Glad to say several weeks of harvesting to go. The potato harvest is fantastic and we believe it may be a “best ever” potato season for us. We will be eating a lot of potatoes! Hoop 2 was cleared of 3 great carrot rotations for future shares and we are preparing the space for Fall spinach.

Carrots out….Next week this area will be transplanted with spinach.

The season are changing. And we grabbed 2 more pumpkins from the patch this week again just for fun.

I can’t help myself….unique pumpkins are my favorite!
LOVE! those flat white beauties…

Daily melon checks in both the watermelon and cantaloupe patches….next week these beauties will be in the shares…..

Maeve dong the daily check….
And the cantaloupe needed a few more days…

CSA #10

Full
Snack

Head lettuce, leeks, red norland potatoes, zucchini, corn, cherry tomatoes, slice tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers.

Head Lettuce-A favorite here. Juicy mini heads. A variety called Newham.

Lettuce harvest at 1st morning light.

Leeks-These are an early summer variety.

Leeks just pulled and ready to be cleaned.
This batched cleaned outside at the compost pile ready to be washed.
…and these we cleaned inside as we had to delay our harvest due to a pop up shower and then it was dark outside. Scott pulled the last of them with a headlamp on…
Leeks washed and chilled and ready for the shares…

Potatoes-Red norland. These are a waxier variety and great fried or boiled. Delicious with the leeks pan fried or frittatas… They hold their shape well and do not break down. IF you want to make potato leek soup-hold those leeks until next week…..next week’s variety great for soup.

Potato harvest.
Great yield….

Zucchini-Patch 1 almost “retired”…#2 chugging along….daily harvests to keep them small and great texture. We add zucchini to EVERYTHING!. Maeve is the stirfry gal.

Corn!-More delicious sweet corn from Raupp Family Farm-Scott’s relatives grow amazing sweet corn and we are thankful they share the harvest with us. This corn is conventionally grown.

Cherry tomatoes-Several varieties and Maeve handles the washing and packaging all on her own. Great harvest this year. We have cherry tomatoes on the extra table too this week as the harvest was HUGE!

Maeve and the cherry tomatoes…

Slice tomatoes-A bounty! Such a great year.

We ran out of storage space…there are more tomatoes behind me too…

Peppers-Baby bells for all shares….and sweet mini picnic peppers in Full share only. And tons of hot peppers on the extra table this week.

Picnic peppers at harvest.

Cucumbers-this is the official end to the cucumbers. I picked what I could find and 2-3 in every share.

Cilantro-on the extra table. I planted flats of cilantro and will have it out with snippers for those that love it. Feel free to snip away….

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-LETTUCE, PEPPERS, KALE, TOMATOES, CHERRY TOMATOES, MELONS!!!, ZUCCHINI, ONIONS AND MORE….

Oddest Carrot award winner in the harvest.

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CSA #9 August 5th

The weeks rolled by and somehow we turned the calendar to August. The days are shorter and the light has changed to create deeper tones in the garden….We can feel the garden transitioning to late summer. The potato vines are dying back and the cucumber vines too are offering up their final cucumbers. The watermelon are just about ready and the tomato patch blazes red. We will start pulling the spaghetti squash next week and dig early leeks for the shares. I love this time of year even though it seems summer has zoomed right by….

A sure sign of seasons changing….I couldn’t help myself-picked the 1st pumpkin!

CSA #9

Full Share.
Snack Pack.

Head lettuce, chinese cabbage, garlic, fennel, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, slice tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, corn and sweet summer onions.

Head lettuce- We are loving the taste of this beautiful dark lettuce. Sweet flavor and a great crunch.

Lettuce harvest in the morning sun. Gorgeous.

Chinese Cabbage-Makes a fantastic slaw with blue cheese. This is a mid sized head variety and the last of the chinese cabbage for the season.

Field grown chinese cabbage. Perfectly sized.

Garlic-We have a great garlic crop this season. We save our garlic from year to year and use the biggest heads for seed the next season.

Scott the garic cleaner.

Fennel-Fennel is delicious in the chinese cabbage slaw. Grilled and charred has amazing flavor and we love LOVE! it in a cold beet salad. Enjoy!

Fennel harvest.
Washed, chilled and ready for the shares.

Beets!-We grew this variety-Zeppo in hoop 2.

Beets in hoop 2.

Cucumbers-This may be the end of cucumbers….The vines are slowing down.

Zucchini-Patch #1 is nearing the end of harvest and #2 planting is just picking up speed. We harvest zucchini every morning and it still amazes me how they grow so quickly in 1 day.

Tomatoes!-Here come the slicers. Heirlooms, paste and perfect burger red beauties. They will be out for members to pick their favorites.

Maeve harvesting tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes-A HUGE! harvest of these delicious gems. Great assortment of color, flavor and texture.

Maeve is in charge of cherry tomatoes. Washing.
And packing.

Corn-The corn is fantastic this year. A HUGE! thank you to Scott’s relatives-Raupp Family Farm for sharing their sweet corn with our CSA. We are grateful……This is conventionally grown sweet corn.

Taste test at harvest.
Perfect night for corn picking….
And for dinner too.

Sweet summer onions-More! of this delicious summer staple. Another great harvest this season for us.

Onions at harvest.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-TOMATOES, CHERRY TOMATOES, POTATOES, ZUCCHINI, CORN, HEAD LETTUCE, LEEKS, KALE AND MORE………

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