We had a robust weeding and transplanting session this afternoon. All of the hardiest winter salad greens are in the ground: radicchio, escarole, and sugarloaf chicory. Also, the last seeding of carrots went in the ground today, the ones we’ll be eating in November. There’s still a lot of hand weeding and trellising to do before we feel more or less caught up, but we are making progress.
A quite colorful share today! Thursday’s share should be similar but may have slight variations.
New Potatoes! “Yukon Gold” – A nice haul of bigger than expected Yukon Golds. It’s a multipurpose variety that is good for boiling, baking and frying but will also withstand grilling, pan frying, and roasting.
Onion “Red Long of Tropea” – Slice in half lengthwise, add oil all over, and grill! Or you can use for any red onion purpose (and the tops for green onions)
Tomato “New Girl” – The first of the season from the hoophouse – just one per share. New Girl is an all-purpose slicing tomato. A few shares got the heirloom “Black Krim” which is the other variety in the hoophouse. Many more varieties will be coming later from the field plantings.
Parsley – would go well with roasted or baked potatoes.
summer squash – one zucchini and one yellow patty pan
radish – just a couple
swiss chard – leaf miners have taken a serious toll on this planting, but we scrounged a small bunch for everyone.
lettuce – “dark green romaine”