Hello CSA folks,
Life on your farm has been good this past week as we have made progress on catching up on major weeding projects, so your crops will have room to grow. Most of the seeding has been on winter crops of cabbage, cauliflower, and sprouting broccoli. These crops will be for those of you that have signed up for the winter season. The last lettuce was seeded today for the end of the summer season in October. These will be transplanted into the fields in 4 weeks or so. This should give you a little picture of all the planning and work that goes into having crops to harvest for 9 or 10 months of the year.
The harvest for you this week includes some more green cabbage and a new cauliflower. For a number of years we grew green cauliflower, which was the easiest to grow because it was not bothered by aphids and could hold for quite a while. But there was not much of a market at that time, partially because it competed with another green crop, romanesco. We decided to test the markets again this year by growing a new variety of green and you are getting most of the first pick. Let us know what you think of it.
Now the big treat for this week is the first pick of our supersweet yellow corn! We got a lot of raves about the kinds we grew last year, so we are growing the same ones again this year, 2 early ones and then a main season the rest of the year. Get out the butter and salt and dive in! Okay Nancy eats it without the salt, but David likes salt.
Your mix of veggies wraps up with slicing cucumbers and a larger amount of Sungold cherry tomatoes, since we had a bigger pick today. .
Farmer Brown & His Mrs.