2018 Week 25, Summer CSA Pickup 3 of 26
What a great foggy morning, here on the farm. I know it will be in the mid-to-upper 90s later today, but not now. It is foggy now, and cool, and soft here in the fields. Mornings like this one always remind me of a snowy Hemingway quote about a moose: "In a snowstorm you rode up to a moose and he mistook your horse for another moose and trotted forward to meet you. In a snowstorm it always seemed, for a time, as though there were no enemies." Yes, it's that kind of morning.
The scent of summer was out there this week -- the literal smell of the sweet corn as I walked by, and our first snap beans and summer squash to harvest; the single tiny sweet pepper, and a single okra, cheering their mates on; and the one variety of early tomatoes that ripened, mostly, by this Sunday's field walk. Some groundhogs were nibbling our carrot tops, so I pulled a few to check their progress; with the past rain, and the coming heat, we might have some in two weeks. As we lost much of the spring complement, I am quite eager to give you all a fuller spread. It's coming!
We have five shares left to sell. Get 10% of any dollar sent my way, sent your way, should you sell the share. Otherwise, yes, that's pretty cool that we've come so far by the start of this second year.
See you on the farm,
PS: This is likely the last week for fresh Milky Oats, before I put them in the drier for winter. Do take some for an infusion -- overnight in hot water, or otherwise not much longer than 6 hours.
Summer Squash* -- just one, maybe.
- Carolina Crowder
- Kenearly Yellow Eye
- Midnight Black Turtle
- Quincy Pinto
Basil, Holy, Temperate*
Hot Pepper, Dried
Milky Oats -- the last week!
The Pickle Pile
*New This Week