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CSA 2021 – Week 17 – 2nd last week!

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The farm looks different at this time of the year.

Since early spring when we began to plant outside in the field, most of the farm has been chock full of vegetables, herbs and flowers. But now there are open patches – lots of open patches where no crops are being grown. There are still some vegetables growing – we are even still planting – but we’re running out of growing time.

To me, the farm looks a little sad.

I prefer to see it full of plants – green & growing, flourishing and waiting for harvest. But late September means the season is winding down, coming to a close. We have only 1 more week of CSA after this one, and 4 more Saturdays of market.

What’s in the box?

Squash, edamame, lettuce, stir-fry mix, green beans,

sweet peppers, onions & garlic.

This week choose 2 squash from the varieties we will have available. Winter squash keeps well if stored properly. Ideal conditions are a temperature of 10C (or a bit warmer) and dry, with low humidity.

We received many positive comments on the edamame that was in your box the other week. We are picking the final planting of edamame now and have included it again. Boil it in salted water for 3-5 minutes, drain, and sprinkle with lime juice. Pop them into your mouth, squeeze the beans out & enjoy! Another option is to toss the boiled pods with sesame oil and soy sauce. Delicious!

Our goal this season was to have lettuce or salad greens of some kind in the box every week – because that is what you have asked for – and we have succeeded! This week we are harvesting the last of the bibb lettuce. If we run out by Friday’s pick up we will have some beautiful mini-romaine lettuce instead.

Our stir-fry mix contains bok choy and various other greens, some mild and others with a bit more flavour. Enjoy it on it’s own or add green beans, sweet peppers, onions & garlic to make a delicious meal!

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Around the farm this week …

The tomato patch looking sad & forlorn. There are still tomatoes on the vines, but they do not taste good – and the heavy rains last week cracked most of them.
The eggplants are not ready to give up yet! They liked all the rain and are blooming again. However the coming cooler weather means these blossoms will not produce fruit.
Sharing a favourite snack!
The chickens are thriving on any spoiled & unsellable vegetables – and watermelon rinds!

This little guy is now big enough to enjoy all the activity in the barn.

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Remember – CSA finishes next week!

One thought on “CSA 2021 – Week 17 – 2nd last week!

  1. Thanks, Ron, for your musings.  Always appreciated. Hedy

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