Summer 2014 Week 13 (September 2nd)

We’re into the last month of the summer shares. I’m amazed we’re getting such tasty baby lettuces in this heat (wrap in paper towels then put into plastic bags in the crisper), and I’m eagerly awaiting the tomato boom this month always brings. In the meantime, the okra is going in the skillet with the peppers as soon as I’m done writing this. Last week’s beets are pickling on the countertop now, and they’re just getting sour enough to put in the fridge.  The peaches and nectarines are at the tail end of the season — the ones that are coming off the trees now have been there the longest, so they have the most bruises and little bug nibbles. Cut them up immediately and serve through the week on cottage cheese or as a side.

David’s off-farm work schedule seems to have solidified.  I can’t guarantee it if things go haywire with weather, but your boxes should be at your drops by about noon each week from this point forward.  If you want to try to pick up earlier than the guaranteed 3:00, feel free to do so.  I know the more tender things don’t do well on porches in the afternoon.

If your shares don’t look like the following, it is because I goofed up the order. Refer to pictures, as those are grouped by the bags that get put into the boxes.

SMALL
kale
broccoli
zephyr squash
romaine lettuce
small lettuce (mixed varieties)
patty pan squash
cylindra beets
jalapeno peppers
okra
green bell peppers
purple bell peppers
gypsy bell peppers (light green)
baby spinach
peaches
nectarines

MEDIUM
extra patty pan squash
green beans
extra romaine
extra small lettuce
extra jalapeno
extra okra
extra gypsy bells
extra zephyr squash or lemon cukes

MEDIUM?  Top: zephyr, patty pan, romaine, baby lettuce;  Bottom: green beans, jalapeno, okra, gypsy bell
MEDIUM? Top: zephyr, patty pan, romaine, baby lettuce; Bottom: green beans, jalapeno, okra, gypsy bell
peaches 'n' nectarines, baby spinach
peaches ‘n’ nectarines, baby spinach
SMALL?  Top: zephyr, kale, broccoli, romaine, baby lettuce, patty pan;  Bottom: cylindra beets, jalapeno, okra, green bell, purple bell, gypsy bell
SMALL? Top: zephyr, kale, broccoli, romaine, baby lettuce, patty pan; Bottom: cylindra beets, jalapeno, okra, green bell, purple bell, gypsy bell
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