Fred shared this photo of a recent pick-up at the wash station -- thanks Fred! Submit your own photos when you snap them and we'll feature them here!
Come to dinner on Monday! Before we get to this week's share info, we wanted to let you know that tickets are still available to the farm dinner hosted by Clagett next Monday night, September 9. All the details are available on the blog. There are a limited number of seats available - we hope you can make it!
New Items For Sale at the Pickup: Starting this week, we have new items for sale at the pick-up locations. There's Garlic for $5 a pound and Honey ($10 per one pound jar).
And now, here's this week's share info.
What's in the share:
- 4 pounds of winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti squash, golden nugget [it's described as pink/orange, small, and developed as a replacement for sweet potatoes in the north), and a small selection of edible pumpkins)
- 3 1/2 pounds potatoes
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 pound combination eggplant + okra
- 6 pounds tomatoes + peppers
Tips of the week:
- Winter squash will keep for a long time if left unrefrigerated and kept in a cool dark place.
- If you find yourself with too many peppers, they freeze really well. Just chop them up nto whatever size you most frequently cut with, and freeze them in resealable freezer bags.
What's on U-Pick:
- Tomatoes! All the tomatoes fair game all week.
- New: Peppers. There are lots of ripe and unripe peppers. Be warned: the field is a far walk or you need a high clearance vehicle.
- New: Okra. If you come to pick it, check in with the farm staff to find out where they've most recently picked.
- Updated: 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.
- Swiss chard
- 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.
- Updated: Beans are still on the list. Two caveats: they've gotten a bit tough and they are a far walk at the back of the farm.
Questions? Comments? Let us know here on the blog!
Have a good week, everyone!