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Box 18, September 22, 2011

Posted 9/21/2011 10:31pm by Andy Watson.

Items In Your Box This Week:   

Garlic

Celery

Watermelon

Bell Peppers
Acorn Squash

Salad Mix

Parsnips

Rosemary

Edamame Beans(edible soybeans)

Tomatoes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      `                                                                                               

Raspberry Rotation 

 

Despite the rain and the cool weather, Bike the Barns went off without a hitch. We were host to about 500 bicyclists last Sunday for the event which raises money to help people who don’t have access to fresh organic vegetables. We heard from many riders who were very impressed with the farm and were very thankful for tours and opening our farm up for the event. We had a great time and would love to do it again sometime. Some of the yellow watermelon that is in the boxes this week (at some sites) is leftover from the event.

The demolition and excavating that went on at the farm over the last week or so has been crazy. We mentioned last week that the barn foundation and silo have been removed before the event and is now seeded to grass and ravel for more parking. We now have our new hoophouse site raised up over a foot with top soil that was removed from our pond area. The pond area was dug out deeper to hold more water so we can put some fish in next year and maybe sometime in the near future do some pond fishing. We are very close to getting the hoophouse project started and would love help getting it built.

            The frost last week hit our zucchini and summer squash enough to end it as well as most of the eggplant and basil. The tomatoes are finishing up outside but the hoophouse is still full of ripening fruit. We are purchasing some late season leeks, carrots and potatoes to help fill out the last few boxes. Winter squash starts this week and the rest will show up once it is properly cured. This helps the flavor and storage. We hope you enjoy your produce this week.

Kelly Bratt & Andy Watson, Sprouting Acres

 

The outside tomatoes are nearing the end of their season. The late season varieties tend to be cracked on top but are still very good. If you do get a cracked tomato, just try to use it in the next day or so.

 

The edamame beans are in the plastic pint container. Boil water with salt and toss in until beans pop out of the shell. Enjoy luke warm beans as an appetizer or toss and toss with soy sauce or just eat plain for a great snack.

 

The fall crops, spinach, winter squash, sweet potatoes, salad mix, radishes, and more are on their way.

 

We hope you have enjoyed the summer produce and hope you are ready for the fall varieties.

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