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Box 10, June 28, 2011

Posted 7/27/2011 10:52pm by Andy Watson.

When it rains, it pours. Last night we caught up on the lack of water at the farm.  We have had a couple of small rains in the last week or two, but last night was a good soaking rain.  It is now time to get the garlic out of the ground before it gets too wet which can make the bulbs burst and end up splitting the paper wrappers leaving them impossible to store over winter.  If you are looking to get your hands dirty on the farm, come on out this Saturday for a member work day.  We will be pulling and bundling garlic, then taking it to the different sheds to cure.  It takes a few weeks to cure properly, then we will trim the stem down to the bulb and store them for boxes and market.  We hope that some of you can make it out. 

            The tomatoes are moving right along and the ones in the big hoophouse are just starting to turn color.  I am anticipating the cherries will be the first ones you see and I am hoping for next week. The eggplants, peppers, and cucumbers are looking good.  You got the first cucumbers in the boxes this week and next week there will be plenty more.  The zucchini are just revving up and we are harvesting every other day.  We picked over four hundred pounds in just 5 days.  You will be getting a nice mix this week and there will be extras if you are interested in more

            Based on our member surveys last year, we have been working hard to make our boxes more bountiful.  One addition is the sweet corn. We purchased it from Zander Family farm out of Columbus; it is certified organic and I am happy to inform you that it was harvested yesterday morning.  There may be a chance that a worm made its way to the tip near the silk.  Just check each one and cut an inch or two off of the tip before cooking.  We are looking at one more ½ dozen batch in a few weeks.  We hope you enjoy this summer treat.

 

In Your Box This Week:

 

Cippolini Onions

Celery

Sweet Corn

Head Lettuce

Green Beans

Zucchini

Cucumber

Fresh Garlic

Herb: Parsley

 

Cippolini Onions: Pronounced  chip-oh-LEE-nee this is a smaller, flat, pale onion. The flesh is a slight yellowish color and the skins are thin and papery. The color of the skin ranges from pale yellow to the light brown color of Spanish onions. These are sweeter onions, having more residual sugar than garden-variety white or yellow onions, but not as much as shallots. They are great peeled, then caramelized whole or roasted whole with a chicken, or marinated and grilled. 

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