Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CSA After a Thunderous Night!

Quite the storm passed through late last night and early this morning. Loud and long claps of thunder and a spectacular lightning show. It rained hard enough to form little rivers throughout the gardens. A little rain is good for us right now - the dugout is getting low and the winter squash and tomatoes still need good moisture to continue to develop. The rain was probably not so good for grain farmers trying to harvest, they'll largely be getting a day off today!

Harvest was a little wet and mucky. We got started late so it won't be a huge share today. But WE HAVE TOMATOES!! Just a taste for everybody, and very few really ripe and juicy, but we are taking some tomatoes! We also have the first pick of ground cherries, a great little treat! If you are not familiar with ground cherries they are in the tomato family, but more closely related to tomatillos and Chinese lanterns. Inside a little papery husk is a little berry, when the husk is brown and crispy they taste like pineapple, when greener they have a tart, lime taste. Very tasty!
So for the FULL SHARES: 10 lbs. Norland potatoes, bell peppers, ground cherries, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, mild mesclun mix lettuce, 2 papaya pear squash, 1 zucchini, 1 winter squash (from an assortment), small bag mixed beans, basil.
For the PART SHARES: 5 lbs. Norland potatoes, a bell pepper, ground cherries, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, 1 papaya pear squash, 1 zucchini, 1 winter squash, small bag mixed beans, basil.

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