We’re expecting our turkey poults to arrive this week. They are of various heritage breeds and should be just days old when they arrive – in the mail! Hopefully we’ll have a photo next week. After these are a few weeks old, we’ll take orders to reserve your holiday turkey.
We have “winter” squash in our summer shares this year. You may ask: Winter? in June in Texas? Well winter squash just means a variety that will keep for several weeks or even a couple months in cool, dry storage. They are usually harvested in fall and stored. That way you can have garden produce even in the dead of winter. They grow year-round and we have them now and should continue to have various types through the fall. So if you have extra produce in your share, you might set aside the winter types, knowing you can use them at your leisure. Many summer vegetables won’t keep long so it’s best to use them quickly, while these winter varieties will give you more flexibility in meal planning.
Here’s our expected harvest this week:
Full Share: Squash, 3 winter squash, Basil, Okra, 2 Tomatoes, 3 onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Melon, Cucumber, 2 Garlic
Half Share: 2 winter squash, Basil, Okra, Tomatoes, 3 onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Garlic
We love pickled red onions and we are planning to make some homemade this week! Here’s an easy recipe you can try too: Quick Pickled Red Onions