Sunday, August 2, 2009

CSA - Week 9

This week's share will include summer squash, 'German Extra-Hardy' garlic, tomatoes, salad mix, carrots, beets (beet option only), the first of the cucumbers, and 'Walla-'Walla' sweet onions. Those with the Extra-greens shares will receive salad mix. This is the second week of the Flower share deliveries....for those of you who didn't sign up but wish to purchase a bouquet, please ask me about the availability of extras at the pick-ups.

Darrin and I attended the Farmers' Market this past Saturday, and plan on being there most weeks from now until the end of the Market (the 3rd week in October). It was nice to see familiar faces and touch base with old friends. This coming weekend we will be taking garlic, sweet onions, carrots, beets, and heirloom tomatoes, so tell your friends they can find us there between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.!

Items to look forward to in the very near future are snap beans, purple bell peppers, and slicing cucumbers. We will start providing potatoes by mid-August. Now is the
time to let me know if you are interested in purchasing extra beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, and tomatoes for preserving (canning, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating) this season. Beginning this week we have plenty of extra tomatoes available, so let me know how I can help you meet your preservation goals. As I write this, our home is rich with the smell of heirloom tomatoes cooking down on the stove for sauce we will enjoy all winter long. Think ahead! Making the most of the summer's bounty now significantly extends the enjoyment of seasonal produce.

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