A reminder to all share members that next week there will be no share deliveries! We will be back on for the remainder of the season starting the week of October 1st (I can not believe it is getting that close to October!) In the meantime, we are going to enjoy the last of the summer crops in this week's share. Once we return, we will be done with the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, and moving on to winter squash, fall greens, kohlrabi, radish, storage onions, and lots more root crops.
I spent the weekend trimming and crating the red and yellow storage onions. The harvest was plentiful and there will be lots to for everyone in October. We will also be selling bulk quantities of yellow storage onions. Let me know if you would like to place an order. They are $4 per kg. We also still have a couple fall boxes still available, which will include some bulk onions. Fall boxes are $45.
Now that the onions are trimmed, the greenhouse is transitioning from onion curing to squash and pumpkin curing. This weekend I harvested the pie pumpkins plus two other varieties of squash. The remaining squash will be harvested later this week with the help of the students in the LEAF program at Norwell District High School. LEAF stands for Local Environmental Agriculture & Food and students earn credits while learning more about local agriculture and connect them with the various methods of food production. To learn more about the program, you can go here. The students will be joining for a morning where they will tour our farm, learn more about our ecological approach to farming, and then help us out with a farm task.
Our beets have done spectacularly well this summer. This makes me happy since the last couple years have been relatively poor beet crops. While I know not everyone loves beets, I think beets add some great beauty and nutrition to a meal. For those that aren't sure what to do with beets, check the links below. Topped beets will last for a long time in your fridge if you put them in an airtight container or bag.
Pink Beet Pancakes
Carrots and Beet Latkes
Beet, Ginger, Coconut Milk Soup
20 Beet Recipes