Meet Your Food
Watermelon: This is it. The entire season’s watermelon supply. You might end up with one of two varieties, Sugar Baby (a red fleshed melon) or Cream of Saskatchewan (with white/yellow flesh). We should all count our lucky stars that we are eating melon at all, given the cool summer we’ve had.
Butterhead Lettuce OR Beet Greens
Sweet Corn: Half share members, read last week’s newsletter regarding the sweet corn. You don’t want to overcook this delicious (end of) summer treat.
Cauliflower: Absolutely beautiful as well as very tasty roasted with olive oil and a bit of salt.
Tomatoes: We’re coming to the end (short lived, I know) of the heirloom tomatoes. Eat up while you can.
Farmer Jones Notes
It’s a little after seven p.m. on Thursday, and I am absolutely bushed. We’ve been harvesting pretty much non-stop since seven this morning, and there’s still a few chores left to finish up before I can get a bite to eat. The rains slowed us down, no doubt, but we also harvested a record amount of produce today, and everything just takes time. I’m marveling at such a bounty, especially with October right around the corner.
Speaking of bounty, we pressed over 88 gallons of cider on Saturday, with a record turnout of friends. I hope everyone who came enjoyed themselves and drank their fill of the freshest cider around. Look for the efforts of your (collective) labor to arrive in CSA shares come October.
Finally, this week at CSA pickup is officially melon-palooza. Hillary harvested all the rest of our cantaloupe and green sweet melons, and they just won’t keep long. I have had so many compliments about these melons that instead of sending them to market, I am giving all of you first dibbs. So bring your spending money and stock up. This is the very last of the melons for 2010! Prices are as follows: 2 melons for $6 or 4 for $10, baby melons 4 for $2.
Tired down to the bones,