Monday, August 24, 2009

CSA For The End of August

Hard to believe the next CSA share will be in September! This will certainly be remembered as the summer that wasn't. Sunday night a great thunder and lightening storm, along with high wind gusts. More rain thru Monday morning, which is not really what we need right now. Will we ever get a ripe tomato? In the hoop house, the Ilda golden grape tomatoes are loaded with fruit but they are all green as grass.

The one crop doing very well is the potatoes. Farmer Boy is growing about twenty five varieties this year. Not all will be for CSA or the markets because some are hard to find and he only has small quantities. Everything he harvests of those varieties will go into the root cellar to become next years' seed potatoes as he tries to increase his stock. But CSA and our market customers will have a chance to try some very interesting varieties: Russian Blue, All Red, French Fingerling, Banana Fingerling and German Butterball, to name a few. CSA will get some small bags over the next few weeks, and hopefully enough will be left over for them to pick a larger quantity of their favourite at the last CSA share. Watch for the Potato Primer on this blog in the next few weeks.

This week, for the Full Shares: 5 lbs. Sangria potatoes, 2 heads garlic, 4 large onions, 1 lb. mixed green and yellow beans, 1 lb. Dragon Tongue beans, 1 lb. Snow Peas, 1 pak choi, broccoli, 2 bundles carrots, Italian Largo summer squash and a Papaya Pear summer squash.

For the Part Shares: 2 lbs Sangria potatoes, 1.5 lbs of one of the assorted specialty potatoes, 1 head garlic, 2 large onions, 1 lb. mixed green and yellow beans, 1 lb. Dragon Tongue beans, 1 bundle carrots, 1 Italian Largo summer squash and 1 Papaya Pear summer squash.

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