September 19, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Notes:

Arugula is making its first appearance this fall in the veggie boxes. It is best used raw in a salad or in a sandwich. Here are a few sandwich recipes featuring arugula: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-arugula-and-red-bell-pepper-sandwiches-2237

 

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/bass-bacon-arugula-sandwich

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/steak-sandwiches-on-garlic-baguettes-with-arugula-and-tomatoes-4314

 

http://avocadopesto.com/2016/02/21/turkey-arugula-sandwich-with-sriracha-aioli-recipe-gf-df/.

 

Field Notes:

The greenhouses are full of fall goodies including: kales, chards, fennel, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. It is a time of seasonal transition on the farm which means quick turnover of fields from the finished crops to beautifully prepared beds for the new transplants coming out of the greenhouses. This field prep process includes: mowing the old crop down, turning in the organic matter (crop residue) with either a tractor mounted disc or rototiller, letting the plant material break down for a few days with the help of an irrigation set, then one more tractor pass to rototill and shape the beds, followed by a tractor pass to insert the transplants with our two-seeder transplanter or direct seed depending on the crop. We direct seed the beets, carrots, turnips, and winter squash.

 

 

Save the Dates

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.

Box Contents

1 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

1 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Cantaloupe

1 bu Scarlet Queen Turnip

1 lb Fairtime Peaches

1 lb Arugula

2 Yellow Onions

 

Special Orders

Pickling Cucumbers $20 for a 10 lb case

 

Red Slicer or Early Girl Tomatoes $30 for a 20 lb case