Equal Parts

 The 'Cherokee Long' popcorn is all shucked and ready for a final dry-down.

The 'Cherokee Long' popcorn is all shucked and ready for a final dry-down.

2017 Week 39, Summer CSA Week 17 of 26

Equal part day and equal part darkness. It's always that way for just a moment, and then we are in to something new. Do we even have words for these two halves of the year, when the days prevail, or now the nights? I think, yes we do. But we each have our own words. We are now beyond the autumn equinox, so welcome to this new world, however you may call it.

The farm continues to be farmy: two varieties of beans left to thresh and winnow, some new milky spore -- an organic lower life-form that doesn't play well with the invasive Japanese beetles -- to spread in the orchard, winter greens to continue seeding as I look for the proper time to do it in Virginia, some Asian greens and lettuce to transplant, and all of the crop plans to plan -- my favorite. We have one more week of heat, and then it looks like a cool-down; so expect the warm-weather crops to trail off as cooler season veggies come in.

See you on the farm,
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Chard(s)
Lettuce, Head

Veggies
Bean, Snap
Bean, Soy/Edamame
Broccoli Raab
Eggplant
Leek, Fall
Okra
Pepper, Sweet
Squash, Summer
Tomatoes

Roots
Carrots
Beets
Onion, Fresh
Potato, Fresh
Turnip, Salad

Herbs
Basil, Italian -- if healthy.
Cilantro -- last week's
Dill*
Garlic
Pepper, Hot
Shiso*

Flowers

*New This Week