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 I have always been a sucker for the gravity of resting things.

I have always been a sucker for the gravity of resting things.

2017 Week 35, Summer CSA Week 13 of 26

The goldenrod is in bloom, the ragweed is out. And I don't know if you can see it, but even the light of day has changed now. There is maybe something buried deep in the human heart that feels the seasons slide, but especially summer into autumn, and especially in the farmer's heart. Sometimes it feels like worry -- such as it is this first year on the farm -- but in the end, it's always 'pencils down,' and a kind of joyful astonishment when you pull your head up from the page, and just catch the farm as it falls asleep under the harvest moon.

All of the broccoli family crops finally make their way into the field this week, our last large planting of the year. Another winter carrot replacement is crossing its fingers for germination -- with a very keen irrigator watching over it. The dry beans are half out of the field now, and should be all out by the end of the day. Seed garlic is on for fall delivery -- Silverwhite, Music, and Chesnok Red for 2018. The onions are dry enough to pack into the walk-in cooler for the winter, and I plan to trim them down to their recognizable balls during pick-up this week. The herb drying is going well, and is fun to boot. And the hot peppers that will dry, are doing so too. The habaneros, which do not dry as well, will be bonus for you to make hot sauce as you please.

See you on the farm,
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Cabbage(s)
Chard(s)

Veggies
Bean, Snap
Bean, Soy/Edamame
Leek, Fall
Okra
Pepper, Sweet
Squash, Summer
Tomatoes, Large & Small

Roots
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Beets
Onion, Fresh
Potato, Fresh

Herbs
Basil, Italian
Basil, Holy/Grapao*
Dill, Just a bit!*
Garlic
Pepper, Hot
Catmint, Persian*

Flowers

*New This Week

 Extra hot peppers in bonus this week, so grab some to make sauce! 'Peach Habanero' & 'Red Paper Lantern'

Extra hot peppers in bonus this week, so grab some to make sauce! 'Peach Habanero' & 'Red Paper Lantern'

 My friend made dinner ... so many times better than I do. Thai food from home.

My friend made dinner ... so many times better than I do. Thai food from home.