Hey hey, it's Wednesday!
This week's lead photo comes from Karen, who attended the tomato tasting and kindly emailed a bunch of photos. We've published them all in a Facebook album -- check them out! If you're a tomato fan and want to dig deeper into the results of the taste test, Carrie has provided a spreadsheet of all the results: Download Tomato taste test results 2013.
Save the Date:
Fall Festival at the Farm -- Saturday, October 19! More details coming. During the pick-up (roughly from 2-4 pm) we'll have hayrides, music and an all-ages scavenger hunt. After the pick-up, farm staff will be hanging out and having a little potluck around 5P. Members can bring food and join! More on that as the date approaches.
What's in this week's share:
- 3 3/4 pound total combination bok choy + hakurei turnips + Easter Egg radishes + watermelon radishes + potatoes.The hakurei turnips are especially good right now -- big, crunchy and sweet. If you're not a turnip fan, give these a try. They may just change your mind.
- 1 1/2 pound tomatoes + eggplant + okra + chiles +garlic.
- 3/4 pound greens (kale, arugula, spicy mix, ruby streaks and mizuna) + peppers + lemongrass
What's on U-Pick:
- new: Greens, including arugula, Ruby streaks and Mizuna
- new: Daikon radish
- Tomatoes! Still on u-pick, still dwindling. Still lots of small tomatoes.
- Peppers. There are lots of ripe and unripe peppers. Be warned: the field is a far walk or you need a high clearance vehicle.
- Herbs: parsley, sorrel, mint, lemon balm, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, lavender (no flowers), marjoram, stevia, thyme, Thai basil, anise hissop, cilantro, coriander, dill leaf, Mexican sour cucumbers.
- Husk cherries (also called ground cherries). Pick them when the husk is yellow or brown. The fruit inside should be yellow and sweet.
- Flowers (Gladiolas, zinnias and more) - sunflowers are beginning to bloom.
- Tomatillos. Pick them when the fruit fills out the husk. The fruit inside should be green and taste like a tart, unripe tomato.
- Chile peppers (we have ancho poblano, black Hungarian jalapeno, Hungarian Hot Wax, Big Jim Anaheim, Joe's Long Cayenne, Chinese Five Color, Maya Red habanero). This week, we have the most poblano, and the least habanero.
- Cooking celery
Questions? Comments? Let us know here on the blog!
Have a good week, everyone!