CSA Week 11

Hello!

It’s hard to believe we are entering August, greeted by tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers! You can find two of those nightshades in your box this week: eggplant and various peppers. We are giving tomatoes time to size up. The tomatoes in the market were part of our first round that we planted earl  in attempts to have tomatoes as early as possible. Depending on weather, frosts, and luck, early plantings can sometimes be a bit of a gamble. The U-Pick tomatoes are part of a second round of plantings so they are on their way! If you visit the fields, you may be able to spot some orange patches of Sungolds beginning to ripen.

The nightshade or solanaceous crops are some of our most diverse on the farm. We grow about 15 varieties of eggplant, 30 different peppers, and about 60 varieties of tomatoes. Most of the diversity in tomatoes comes from all the heirloom varieties we grow -- some tried and true and some new experiments. Every year we plant our tomatoes in rainbow order and keep maps of all the different types to track our favorites throughout the summer!

This Week’s Box:

  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Cubanelle and Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Fennel
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Sunflowers - optional
  • Kale - optional
  • Beets - optional
  • Kohlrabi - optional

This Week’s Fruit:

  • Nectarines
  • Blackberries

Rotating Loaf:

  • Carissa’s Sourdough

Rotating Cheese:

  • Catapano Herb Chevre

In the Fields:

  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • (if you spot any) Sungolds