August 26, 2019

Box Contents:

1 1/2 lb German Butterball Potatoes

1 Sharlyn Melon

1 1/2 lb Mixed Heirloom Tomato

1 1/2 lb Red Torpedo Onion

1 bu Tokyo Turnip

1/2 lb Mixed Sweet Peppers

Field Notes: The recently transplanted fall crops of broccoli, cabbage, kale and chard are looking great in the field. We’re keeping them hydrated with frequent irrigation sets so that they make a robust transition from the shade house to the real world. While this plant family (brassicas) don’t like the recent heat we’ve been experiencing, we need to get them started now so that we have fall crops to harvest from October to springtime. As soon as it cools down a bit, they will be more in their element. The leeks are also doing well. Soon it will be time to plant garlic. The overlapping of seasons will begin in late September as we have just begun to harvest winter squash.

 

Box Notes: The color variety in this week’s box captures summer as a feast for the eyes. Layer slices of heirloom tomatoes with thin slices of the red torpedo onions and insert fresh mozzarella in between. Drizzle with olive oil and add salt/pepper. This is summer at its peak. 

 

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!