Hi folks, welcome to week 10 of your CSA! Hope everyone has had a great week, and a great weekend with loved ones. Happy belated Father's Day to all the Dads out there. Did y'all enjoy the bounty of last week's box?
We have a great one this week including even more tomatoes! A nice big heirloom, lots of beefsteaks, and cherries. I am excited to make some tomato pies and tomato gravy dishes. Try tomato gravy, served on top of Swiss chard greens served on top of grits or rice. Yum!
The fields are really starting to crank out the tomatoes. Unfortunately, we are finding Southern Stem Blight on some of our cherry tomato plants, and are having to pull out a large number of plants. Tomatoes are especially prone to this disease. It starts where the stem meets the soil and will kill a plant quickly. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do but pray that it doesn't keep spreading.
In other news, we were able to take a delivery to New Orleans Saturday evening and then head east and meet some of Van's family in Santa Rosa beach. We were able to enjoy all day Sunday celebrating Father's Day on the beach. We had such a great time! Then drove back Monday afternoon. It was a short but sweet trip. Hazel is fearless of the water and enjoyed herself playing in the sand! So much fun! Hazel and I are very lucky and proud of the man we get to call DaDa. The hardest working, loving, caring, and most fun Dad we could ask for. We love you Van!!
We have just gotten new hats in, and a limited amount. Get them while you can! The bounty is grand this week, and we can't wait to share with you. Here are the contents of this week's box:
1. Swiss Chard
3. Lemon Cucumbers
4. Heirloom Tomato
5. Beefsteak Tomatoes
6. Cherry Tomatoes
7. Pickling Cucumbers