Thursday, August 20, 2015

CSA Week #10

It was a wet and muddy harvest! Tuesday was probably my wettest day I have ever had to work. Rubber boots, rain pants and a rain coat and changing into dry clothes a couple times. Sunday through Wednesday we received four inches of rain. It's all soaking in, it's not muck out there, so this ground water recharge could be very nice; however, a sunny day, with a moderate wind would do well to dry out the foliage, as we continue to battle disease in the field. The leeks did pull out nice without having to dig them! Our Tuesday night potato digging date wasn't as mucky as I expected and produced some fantastic 'taters.
Muddy leeks and potatoes, harvested and ready for washing before delivery.
CSA Newsletter Week #10 ~ Featuring a recipe for Best Ever French Beans and how to grill-roast peppers; instruction on preparing leeks; featured veggie: potatoes; updates from the field and pasture.

In the Box: Blacktail Mountain heirloom watermelon, not pictured (some shares), red table onions, green peppers (half shares), sage, small bunch Swiss chard/kale, Centennial Crab apples, Craig's Grande JalapeƱos, big bunch leeks, 2 quarts/2.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes, 3-4 lbs Sangre potatoes, summer squash, mixed cucumbers, 1 lb Purple Podded Pole beans, two bulbs garlic.

Building a box...

Layer 1 ~ potatoes, summer squash, cukes and leeks.
Layer 2 ~ add in the tomatoes, crabapples, beans.
Layer 3 ~ top it off with sage, garlic, chard/kale, peppers, onions.

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