Farm News – September 16, 2019

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hi Folks! The weather continues to be copacetic; warm days and seasonably cool nights with just under an inch of rain for the week. The rain came in the wee hours of the morning, so it did not interfere with our work. Let’s hope that it continues like this for the next 5 or 6 weeks!

As we head into fall, we begin distributing the winter squash- this week, spaghetti squash. We also return to one of my favorite root crops, the Hakurei salad turnip. These sweet and mild gems are meant to be eaten raw; either grated or sliced thin like a radish. They are also delicious cooked and make a nice addition to a vegetable soup. The greens are also quite tender and palatable and can be used raw in salads (I like to slice them across the leaf into ribbons) or cooked – braised or in soup.

This will be the last week for the sweet corn (unfortunately). The final planting always has the most worms of the season so we will likely be cutting the tips off the ears to spare you the mess.

The share for this week will be: Peppers, tomatoes, yellow onions, salad turnips, string beans, arugula, spaghetti squash, zucchini (or other summer squash), lettuce, sweet corn, and Yukon gold potatoes.

The fruit share for this week will be: Gala apples and Hardy kiwi berries.

Enjoy! Farmer John

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