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Box 13, August 17, 2011

Posted 8/17/2011 9:38pm by Andy Watson.

August is flying by but the warm days and cool nights are helping us enjoy it more. Andy is trying to get as much plowed, disked, planted, weeded, and cleaned up before school starts since Kelly will be back at work.  Wade will start 4-K this fall (half time) and spend the rest of the time getting a good outdoor education at the farm.  This usually consists of riding his bike around in circles, digging for worms, digging holes in random fields, and swinging.  Soon he will start learning what firmness and color an eggplant should be when it is ready to be picked. Ruby will be 1 at the end of the month and will split her days at day care and at the farm. A new sandbox will be installed soon to help keep the two of them busy. First she has to learn to eat more veggies and less sand.

We hope to see you all out at the farm on Saturday for the shin dig.  The forecast is 50% in our favor of being nice, but as most farmers know, that doesn’t mean anything. That being said, unless there is lightning we are going to keep the party as is. We have lots of tents and greenhouses to stay dry under. If it rains the whole time, we will just have to eat more under the tents. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring an umbrella and/or rain gear to stay dry during the tour and tomato picking, and bring a vase or bucket to take home flowers if you would like to cut some. Check Facebook and the Website around 10:00 on Saturday just in case a real nasty storm is coming and we will set a rain date.                            

Sweet potatoes are starting to plump up and we decided to give you a sample of sweet potato leaves to cook. It doesn’t hurt the plant at all, and they make a great spinach substitute. There is a recipe on the back that is pretty simple. Let us know how you liked them. See you Saturday!

 

    Kelly Bratt & Andy Watson, Sprouting Acres

In Your Box This Week:
Garlic
Red Onions

Cucumbers

Turnips

Green peppers
Zucchini

Summer squash
Eggplant

Serrano Peppers

Tomatoes: cherry & mixed

Sweet Potato Leaves

Herb: Basil                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Flower Rotation

Veggie Tip

For a mid-winter treat, cut the tops off of your celery and store them flat in a ziplock bag in the freezer.  When you are making soup or a stew this winter, just pull out a few leaves, chop them up and throw them in.

 

If you can’t decide what to do with all your zucchini, peppers, onions, garlic, celery and eggplant, check out the website for Andy’s great recipe.

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