It sure was hot today!
Fortunately, most of us can tolerate a lot of heat. Others not so much.
Our vegetables are the same. Some thrive in these hot & humid (& windy) conditions while others suffer greatly.
The heat-loving crops include squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes… All of these are putting on tremendous growth each day now.
The crops that suffer in this heat include most of the salad greens, broccoli, cabbage …
We pick our greens first thing in the morning before it gets too hot. We taste as we pick to ensure the heat has not caused bitterness.
We lost our next 2 plantings of mini romaine lettuce.
What’s in the box?
Zucchini, beets, kohlrabi, fresh herbs, salad greens, green onions.
extras – garlic scapes.
Fresh herbs are the new items in your box this week. Choose a bunch of dill, parsley, basil, or cilantro.
Here is a recipe for kohlrabi soup that one of our CSA members shared.
Kohlrabi Soup – Hungarian style
Sauté 2 cups cut up kohlrabi in sunflower oil and a little water. When you can pierce it with fork, mash with potato masher.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add a tablespoon full of tapioca powder or flour. Mix well.
Add 2 cups chicken broth – bring it to a slow boil.
Add 2-3 tbsp. of cut up parsley.
Add half a cup of sour cream with one tsp of apple cider vinegar.
You may want to eat it with croutons or for extra flavor add bay leaves at beginning of process.
Around the farm this week …
This is week 6 of our CSA – we are already 1/3 of the way through the season.
But still lots of great vegetables coming!