We’re picking blackberries every evening and hope to have enough for everyone this week, all full and half shares. Those who came out for our open farm day last week saw the first cucumbers of the season that will be ready for harvest this week. Also a lots of green tomatoes as well as blooms on the cantaloupe vines. Eggplant, peppers , watermelon are growing well and will follow those a bit, with the okra and other summer favorites.
Here’s our expected harvest this week:
Full Share: Chard, Kale (double portion), Turnips, Carrots (double portion), Thyme, Squash, Beans, Dill, Cucumber, Flowers, Cabbage (2), Blackberries, Amaranth Leaves, Beets (double portion), Onion, Radishes
Half Share: Chard, Kale, Turnips, Carrots, Thyme, Squash, Beans or Blackberries, Onion, Flowers, Cabbage
If you want to preserve some of the cabbage in this week’s shares, try this simple sauerkraut recipe. We’ve been enjoying the greens and carrots in chopped salads like the one mentioned last week. But remember it’s easy to preserve the cabbage as sauerkraut – it works for all types of cabbage.
Here’s another favorite the kids might even love….
Creamy Squash with Bacon
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, sliced
1 cups squash, sliced
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 ounce cream cheese
Salt and pepper
Brown bacon with onions and garlic and cook until onions are soft. Add sliced squash, cream and cream cheese. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until squash is soft and cream cheese is melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!