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 Raspberries come in-full next year, but there have been enough so far to tease. As always, feel free to grab as many as you like.

Raspberries come in-full next year, but there have been enough so far to tease. As always, feel free to grab as many as you like.

2017 Week 36, Summer CSA Week 14 of 26

On the colors of the earth. In the midst of the over-burnt glare of summer, it's hard to remember the nearly neon, profusive greens are spring. But I think this new palette is my favorite: gentler, sometimes sadder, but more wholly defined; not just green, but all colors, and in the coolness more visible.

The farm brain is currently focused on winter and next spring: A trial generation of early spring flowers went in last week, as seedlings that I actually seeded in July. Parsley, scallions, and cilantro are up in the greenhouse as seedlings for fresh herbs this winter. The lettuce and spinach seed is in the walk-in, cooling itself to more readily germinate when we put them in a few weeks from now. And the old seed catalogs were out at pick-up last week, to see if there's anything we're not doing that might make next year better. Let me know from your end.

I am pleased to note that I seeded a half bed of spinach last week before pick-up, and they are germinated, and brilliant in their greenness. I seeded the other half this morning, because what was I thinking only doing half a bed in the first place, I smile.

I hope you are well,
See you on the farm,
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Cabbage(s)
Chard(s)

Veggies
Bean, Snap
Leek, Fall
Okra
Pepper, Sweet
Squash, Summer
Tomatoes

Roots
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Beets
Onion, Fresh
Potato, Fresh

Herbs
Basil, Italian -- if healthy.
Basil, Thai Sweet
Garlic
Pepper, Hot
Peppermint

Flowers

*New This Week

 'Lemon Drop' hot peppers just came in, the last to mature for the year. Amazingly, they ACTUALLY taste like lemon. Wow! If hot peppers are your thing, do give them a try.

'Lemon Drop' hot peppers just came in, the last to mature for the year. Amazingly, they ACTUALLY taste like lemon. Wow! If hot peppers are your thing, do give them a try.

 Although I haven't been that impressed with the summer flowers this year -- I'm working on next year's plan as time allows -- this Cactus Flowered zinnia's pretty pretty.

Although I haven't been that impressed with the summer flowers this year -- I'm working on next year's plan as time allows -- this Cactus Flowered zinnia's pretty pretty.