Summer CSA share – Week 3 of 13

Kale, butter lettuce, beets, Hakurei turnips, cucumber, Yukon gold new potatoes, summer squash, parsley and lots of green onions! Both the kale and lettuce look surprisingly good considering the heat they just went through. We’re clearing out the first planting of beets this week, the last planting of turnips, and the last of the green onions. We’re also harvesting the first of the potatoes, Yukon golds, which didn’t do fantastically well yield wise, but did make some pretty potatoes.

I showed the three varieties of summer squash we’re harvesting in last week’s post and this week I’ve got a photo of the three types of cucumbers we’re currently harvesting. Like the summer squash we’re actually growing four types, but only three are ready right now: silver slicers, marketmore and çengelköy.

We also harvested a few more green beans, which are on the farm stand, and favas, which we also put on the farm stand due to limited quantities. The heat really seemed to do the favas in and despite planting twice as much this year as we usually do, we’re ending up with very little to pick.

The heat also delayed some of our scheduled plantings so we’re trying to catch up with those this week. It’s also a big seeding week in the greenhouse for fall crops – and I’m particularly excited for some new radicchio varieties that I’m hoping we’ll have both in the shares later this fall, and available on the farm stand. Before that we still have plenty of summer goodness to come and lots of field work to do so I’ll try not to get too far ahead of myself.