In Your Share This Week
- Onions, Red Tropea
- Peppers, Jalapenos
- Summer Squash Mix
- ***Eggplant on rotation (either Japanese or Italian)
Carrots: These Ya-Ya carrots are from our May 7th seeding. So in just in just 11 weeks of care these carrots are ready and harvested for your share.
Cilantro: We have experimented with lots of cilantro varieties in the past and this one, Santo, seems to grow the best for us. Harvesting with roots attached is much faster than cutting and bunching. The roots are also edible and they help keep the leaves from wilting.
Corn: We were introduced to this variety from a trial we participated in looking for corn that grows quickly in the cooler part of late spring and early summer. We are all glad that we were tempted by Temptation bi-color sweet corn because we have corn in your CSA share one month earlier than usual. We pick the corn for your share in the cool of the morning at peak sweetness and refrigerate it immediately to preserve that ‘just’ picked quality.
Cucumbers: You may find either green or white cucumbers this week. The white variety, Silver Slicer, is really producing prolifically this year. Cucumbers are trellised onto cattle panels so that the plants can climb and the ripening cucumber can develop straight and even hanging down off the vine.
Lettuce: Everyone gets Nevada head lettuce this week. It is a bit like a combination of the best qualities from green butter and green leaf lettuces.
Onions: Tropea red onions are torpedo shaped and considered a fresh eating onion because they have not been cured yet. Their unique shape allows us to plant twice as many plants in the same square footage as the traditionally round shaped onions you will see in the future. They are only slightly peeled to protect the shiny inner layers from bruising.
Peppers, Jalapeno: We just added these last minute after realizing we were short one ingredient needed to spice up a potential bowl of salsa.
Summer Squash: By now you probably have tasted a few different varieties that we grow on the farm, and hope that you are enjoying all of the endless recipes that folks have created over time to help eat the fruit of such a generous plant.
Tomatoes: The early heat wave this year ripened our first tomatoes super quickly. This week you will receive red slicing tomatoes, a mix of New Girl and Big Beef varieties.
On Rotation… Eggplant, Orient Express is long and thin and the Nadia variety is more bell shaped.