Week 21 predictions

Fall got off to a beautiful start with a nice, warm, dry week and it looks like we might get another one next week.

Sweet peppers should continue, but it’s unclear what the tomato situation will be. Lettuce continues and we’ll likely have a bit of arugula to spice up salads and possibly a few other brassicas.

Turnips, kohlrabi, cabbage and fall radishes are all on the near horizon. Without a bit of cool, wet weather they may all have a bit of extra spice to them. They’re all maturing a bit unevenly so it’s going to be a little tricky to balance the shares but we’ll try to get a bit of all of them into the shares in the next few weeks. Another brassica that should return next week is collard greens.

Continuing with fall storage crops I’m hoping we’ll have the winter squash sorted for next week. Unfortunately the winter squash did not do well so the quantities will be small. It was likely planted too tightly in with the popcorn and dry beans and got shaded out. On the up side, it looks like we’ll have more popcorn that we originally planned.

Carrots are another crop that seems to be doing well in the late summer. We may take a break from the bunches next week, but it’s also possible they may show up every week for the rest of the year. Given how good the chard looks right now we might keep giving that out too. Unlike the carrots which will get better the colder it is, the chard will go downhill when we have our first really cold nights so we’re picking it while we have it.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with some of the items we’ve given out in larger quantities recently – like celery, or chard – don’t forget to check cookwithwhatyouhave.com for recipe ideas.

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