2018: Week 15

Good Morning!

For those of you with the shares that run until Labor Day, this will be your last pick up. Thank you so much for sharing the season with us! Labor Day always marks a major shift, and not just because we live and farm in such a seasonal destination. This time of year, we begin our practices of covercropping for the winter months. These crops include things like oats, rye, peas, and vetch. Some of these crops die over the winter, known as winter-kill crops. These crops protect our soil from erosion and add organic matter back into land for next season’s growth.

Of our five tomato rounds, our first round has retired. The cyclical nature of farming has allowed us to abandon these plants to feed our soil -- and our chickens! We will be moving them over land that was once tomatoes to help us till and incorporate the matter into the soil. This will also provide fresh new ground and food for the chickens to enjoy, and to fertilize for us as they work their own cycles.

This Week’s Share:

  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Sweet Pepper Pack
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Fairytale Eggplant
  • Radishes
  • Okra - optional
  • Lettuce - optional
  • Eggplant - optional
  • Hakurei Turnips - optional
  • Hot Peppers - optional
  • “Seconds” Tomatoes - optional

Recipes for the box:

This Week’s Fruit:

  • Nectarines
  • Donut Peaches

This Week’s Bread:

  • Carissa’s Sour Pickled Rye

This Week’s Cheese (choice between):

  • Mecox Sigit
  • Mecox Farmhouse Cheddar
  • Mecox Sunrise

In the Fields:

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Husk Cherries
  • Tomatillos
  • Shishitos
  • Mini Bell Peppers
  • Flowers
  • Herbs