2019 Week 36, Summer CSA 14 of 26
As I harvested the ‘Shishito’ and ‘Padron’ peppers today, I tried to move the picking size toward the smaller end. Because wouldn’t you know it, but they get rather hot when they get big. I apologize to any of you who found this out for yourself, just like I did. I was able to squeeze an extra two beds of these frying types into the 2020 plan, and might even try to get a third. They’re so much fun to eat! ‘Shishito’ and ‘Padron’ are currently in the 2020 mix, but I’m also looking into ‘Fushimi’, a purely sweet, long and thin type from Japan. If you know of or prefer any others, I’d love to hear about them.
Although the topsoil is dry, and a lot of the farm still shows the drought we had most of this summer, the rains we got over the last 4 weeks have settled in at depth. And it’s quite a moving thing, at the level of the body, to feel it coming out in the colors of the farm (as in the photo above). Fall, too. Farming bodies feel that coming as well.
Last I heard, Andrew (and/or Susan) Bayker of Althea Bread will be here on Wednesday with samples. I’m so glad Andrew is feeling well and ready to take on the world after his surgery. I’m also glad that all of you who haven’t had a chance to try his bread will finally get that opportunity. If you want to read ahead online, there’s more at his website: Althea Bread.
See you on the farm,
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Bean, Soy / Edamame
Mint, of some flavor
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Here with Samples!