In today’s share: sugarloaf chicory, red mustard, arugula, green mustard, salad turnips, lettuce, collards (or kale, or chard), and fennel or celery.
The sugarloaf chicory, aka pan di zucchero, can be used for salads, or sliced in half lengthwise, drizzled with olive oil and broiled. I’m hoping we’ll have enough for Thursday’s shares, but if not we’ll substitute in a different radicchio.
We didn’t have enough fennel and celery for everyone this week, but we have enough to give a choice and also have extras on the farm stand. We also have a little more radicchio on the farm stand, late season tomatoes and sweet peppers, leeks, extra ears of popcorn, and seconds carrots.
It was a windy day on the farm, but that didn’t really slow us down too much. We continue to make slow headway on cleaning up the fields, getting the bed with finished crops ready for the winter. The irrigation systems are almost completely put away now and we’re making headway taking down trellises from the summer crops. Cover crops that were seeded at the beginning of the month are coming up nicely and should set the stage for next season. But first, we have a few more weeks of fall harvest remaining.