August 12, 2019

Box Contents:

3 Jalapeño Peppers

1 pint Sungold Cherry Tomatoes

1 pint Tomatillos

2 Red Torpedo Onions

1 1/2 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 lb Purple Majesty Potatoes

1 Sharlyn Melon

Field Notes: The cool evening temperatures and nighttime dew are giving us a glimmer of Autumn. August and September are known as the sweet pepper months around here. They take a little longer than the tomatoes to ripen so we begin harvesting them in earnest about a month after the tomatoes begin. Some years, we experience a flood of peppers. This year, they are taking their time. Look forward to more peppers soon. This week on the farm, we’ll be direct seeding beets, turnips, and spinach in the field.

Box Notes: One of the highlights of summer is the intensity of flavor of the crops harvested at the peak of ripeness. The sungold cherry tomatoes best exemplify this phenomenon: concentrated golden orbs of juicy sweetness. Out of all the cherry tomato varieties, they are our best seller at the farmers markets and one of the favorite items we grow that customers return for weekly. We hope you savor each bite of the miniature tomatoes in your box this week. The red torpedo onions are great grilled: slice in ½ inch thick rounds latitudinally of the onion, brush with olive oil and a bit of salt, place on hot grill until translucent and limp, about 10 minutes.

Save the Date: Hoes Down Harvest Festival, Saturday October 5, 2019 from 11 am to 11 pm. For ticket and event information visit: http://hoesdown.org/. Ticket sales are limited this year and only available via online, advance purchase.

2019 CSA Payment Schedule

Quarter 3: Wednesdays $312   Thursdays $312   Fridays $312

Quarter 4: Wednesdays $288   Thursdays $288   Fridays $288

 

Annual Payment (annual payers receive 2 complimentary veggie boxes): $1,152

We encourage you to consider making the annual payment for your veggie box deliveries. This helps support the farm by providing advance purchasing power for labor, seeds, fertilizers, and other farming expenses that are essential to the farm’s operations. Thank you for supporting the farm with your continued CSA subscription!