Hi Folks, and welcome to week 15 of your CSA. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by. We have been busy ordering seeds and starting what seeds we already have to get ready for the fall. There is a short window to get everything seeded, I have had some extra help from Hazel, and the ground worked and prepped to make sure we will have produce available before the first frost. But of course some plants depend on the frost to deliver a sweet, delicious crop like winter squash for example. Also, root crops turn sweeter once a frost is upon them as well. I can't wait for the fall bounty. We are looking forward to a really great fall CSA and hope to have you join us! We will be accepting applications starting next week, so don't delay and reserve your spot. We will have a link on our website to do so.
Well, it is always something. Our cooler at the farm malfunctioned and froze all of our produce that we had in it. We had to throw away HUNDREDS of melons, eggplant, squash, zucchini, peppers. It will literally make you sick and want to take the week off. BUT that is what farming is, and you just do the best you can do. That's what we have to remind ourselves anyways.... So this week we are supplementing some fresh brown eggs from our friend Mike at the Brown Egg Co. You will be receiving a half dozen share in your box along with quite a few peppers. We have added a hot pepper mix, that makes for a great hot pepper sauce, which would be perfect to put on all those yummy greens coming out of the field in the fall! Van's dad sent us a bottle he made, and it turned out so good! Or try a hot pepper jelly. I hope everyone has a great week and are able to get into the kitchen and clank some glasses. Here is the bounty of this week's box:
3. Cubanelle Pepper- Great mild/sweet family friendly pepper
5. Hot Pepper Mix- A mix of Jalapeños and Serranos
6. Bell Peppers
7. Anaheims- Great mild/sweet family friendly pepper. Great for rellenos or stuffing
9. Brown Eggs