After a week of lovely summer weather, we have returned to something that feels much like fall! The last few days on the farm have been cool and rainy. We're hoping for at least another month of warm summer temperatures so that we can enjoy the summer crops for as long as possible! The tomatoes and eggplants are coming soon but we have been invaded by slugs due to the wet weather and they are doing damage to both of these crops. I'm hoping that once the plants start ripening in earnest they will grow faster than the slugs can do damage. If not, we may have some delicious but ugly vegetables!
For those that don't follow us on social media, I thought I would include some recent photos from around the farm.
We are excited to have cauliflower to everyone this week in the shares! I find cauliflower to be one on the trickier vegetables to grow because it can be very finicky about temperature and moisture. I am always pleasantly surprised when it does well! Cauliflower is a favourite vegetable of ours and we most often eat it roasted. Simply toss with olive oil, sea salt, and nutritional yeast (optional) and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 425 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes, or until tender and starting to brown.
Here are some other delicious ways to use your cauliflower:
Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta