This week's photo is from CSA member Rebecca, featuring fermenting chilies. From left to right, she is fermenting cayenne, habanero, anaheim, jalapeno, and hungarian wax peppers. Thanks Rebecca!
Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Fall Festival is this Saturday, September 27, from 1-4 p.m.! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with live music, hay rides, a scavenger hunt, crafts for kids, and making its culinary debut—wood-fired pizzas from our new clay pizza oven! Read all the details here.
Interested in Buying Some Local Honey? It's available for $10 for a 1-lb. jar, from one of our CSA members in Rockville. (Or, rather, from his bees.) You can purchase it at either of our pick-up locales.
Have Some Extra Dishes Around Your House? We're still in need of dishes to be donated for the farm. If you have some, we'd love to have them. More details in this blog post.
THIS WEEK'S SHARE
- 6 pounds total squash + potatoes
- 2 1/2 pounds total peppers + eggplant
- 3/4 pound total hakurei turnips + garlic + radishes*
- 1/4 pound total okra + chiles + beans + carrots
- Choice of either:
- 1 pound kale or bok choy
- 1/4 pound greens (arugula or spicy mix ) or shiitake mushrooms
* Our volunteer Andrew suggested a great preparation for radishes: Sliced thin and roaste with a little olive oil and salt. Yum!
THIS WEEK'S TIP: STORING OR EATING SQUASH
When to use or store the squash! All can be eaten right away. And you can also wait and eat them. The pumpkins and the long pie squash will sweeten over time. The flavor of the spaghetti squash and acorn squash should remain the same.
What's on U-Pick:
- Herbs: onion chives, sage, garlic chives (with edible flowers), savory, thyme, tarragon, lavender (but it's not flowering), parsley (small amount), oregano, sorrel, basil (7 varieties!), stevia, marjoram, anise hyssop.
- Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hyssop, and calendula flowers.
What You Can Expect in the Coming Weeks:
- We should have 2 or 3 more weeks of potatoes.
- Okra should continue for a while -- it's growing like gangbusters.
Tomatoes are not on u-pick (we're still picking) but we will either notify you when green tomatoes are ready for picking OR we'll pick them and include them in the share.
Peppers and Eggplant are slowing down but will stick around for a few weeks.
Hakurei turnips and Watermelon Radishes and other varieties of these will continue for the next few weeks
- We hope to harvest some Chinese cabbage soon, but they seem to be under attack by our local deer.
- Sweet potatoes have really perked up now that they're fenced in and we're waiting until they're caught up and more substantial in size. It's a big field and they look great.
- Butternut squash and Gold Nugget Squash are coming soon. We hope to have some leeks (a trial run crop for us this year) at some point as well.
Questions or comments? Let us know!