Hi everyone, Van did his rain dance and it worked! We are finally getting some much needed rain at the farm. Actually, we are getting the perfect rain "slow and steady". It has rained for 24 hours straight! Praying it continues and we can clean the mud off Van's dancing shoes.
With the days getting shorter, we are finding ourselves staying in the fields even after the sun goes down. Headlamps are a much needed commodity. Van stayed late last night to pick broccoli in the dark, in the rain. He found some beautiful, large heads!
We were able to make it to an annual pumpkin drop in Flora this past Saturday after the farmer's market. Van was invited to drop a pumpkin out of a plane and he actually hit the target!
While he was flying above, he noticed the food plots in the surrounding area around the farm are all empty. This KIND OF explains why the deer are as persistent as they have been. I never thought they could have been any worse than they were last fall, but I was wrong.
Hopefully the rain keeps them at bay.
We hope everyone has a great week, and be safe out there this Election Day! Here are the contents of this week's box:
1. Cauliflower- a member of the brassica family, this favorite is delicious raw, roasted, sautéed in a stir fry, or made into a healthy pizza crust! We like to throw a little hot sauce on the head and roast in the oven.
2. Tomatoes- many of these that are in your box this week will need to ripen a day or two.
3. Cucumbers- there will be either lemon or slicing cucumber in your box.
5. Hakurei turnips
6. Curly Mustard Greens- loaded with disease fighting nutrition, mustard greens add a rich peppery flavor to any dish.
7. Acorn Squash- a hard-skinned, winter variety squash. They may be peeled, but are most often cooked with their skin-on. When cooked the skin is edible making the squash ideal halved, baked and used as a bowl stuffed with meats, cheese, grains, soups, or other vegetables.
8. Bok Choy
9. Squash and/or Zucchini
Van celebrating the rain: