Fifth Fall Share

Not quite what I predicted: radicchio, mustard, turnip, carrot, leeks, escarole hearts and chard. The radicchio for Thursday is sugarloaf but Monday will likely be a mix of types. The turnip is a new one for us, Aprovecho Hardy. The leeks are the first harvest of our winter variety, blue solaise. Escarole was a bit… Continue reading Fifth Fall Share

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Predictions for the Fifth Fall Share

Looks like I forgot to post this last week but here it is, the prediction: December! That’s the easy part of the prediction, the trickier part is what’ll be in the share. Here’s what the plan made last winter was: leeks, collards, escarole, radicchio, carrots, and winter radish. Most of those things we’ll probably have… Continue reading Predictions for the Fifth Fall Share

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Fourth Fall Share

Radicchio, mustard greens, winter radish, rutabaga, carrots, celeriac, kale. The radicchio pictured is Treviso precoce, but some folks got Verona or Chioggia and we’ll continue to have a mix of varieties. They’re all great in their own ways, and we typically have plenty of extras on the farm stand, too. The winter radish this week… Continue reading Fourth Fall Share

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Third Fall Share

Another nice one today: escarole, arugula, sweet peppers, salad turnips, spinach, watermelon radish, carrots, leeks and collards. On the farm stand we had the last of the lettuce and the first of the radicchio, along with a last few sweet peppers, daikons, and red beets. In the field we had time for a little cleanup,… Continue reading Third Fall Share

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Second Fall Share

Lettuce, leeks, hakurei turnips, beets, daikon, fennel, sweet peppers, celery and chard. All this warm, sunny weather we’ve been having has meant the summer veggies are holding on later than usual and we’re getting more growth than usual for the fall veggies. This is probably the last of the lettuce, sweet peppers. Celery and daikon… Continue reading Second Fall Share

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First Fall Share

Lettuce, tomatoes, kale, sweet peppers, salad turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, and spinach. The lettuce is red leaf and this might be the last lettuce share of the year, or we might have one more after this. Tomatoes are a bit of a bonus this week and they are definitely on their way out. The kale is… Continue reading First Fall Share

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Predictions for first fall share

Here’s what I’m guessing will be in Thursday’s share: lettuce, kale, spinach, carrots, kohlrabi, salad turnips and sweet peppers. We should have extras of just about everything on the farm stand unless we sell a lot of shares between now and Thursday – we still have 14 shares available so if you haven’t signed up… Continue reading Predictions for first fall share

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Final Summer Share

The last share of this year’s summer season is on the first week of fall and it’s a very fall like share. We still have lettuce, tomatoes and sweet peppers in there. Parsley, spinach and salad turnips make their return with the cooler weather, and leeks show up for the first time this year! I… Continue reading Final Summer Share

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Cook With What You Have

For a number of years now one of the perks of being a CSA member has been access to the excellent recipe collection at cookwithwhatyouhave.com. My good friend Katherine Deumling poured so much good energy and cooking knowledge into this site. It started as a resource for CSA farms here in the PNW and is… Continue reading Cook With What You Have

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Twelfth Summer Share

A big load of roots today along with some other nice items: lettuce, collards, tomatoes, sweet peppers, yellow onions, beets and carrots. We needed to clear the carrots and beets today to make way for a fall seeding of fava beans – plus they were ready to go – so a nice big share of… Continue reading Twelfth Summer Share

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Predictions for 12th Summer Share

I just realized that my last prediction for the “10th Summer Share” was actually for the 11th – which means Thursday is the start of our 12th week of 13 this summer! Here’s my best guess: onions, lettuce, beets, carrots, collards, sweet peppers, and tomatoes. The onions will likely be the last distribution of onions… Continue reading Predictions for 12th Summer Share

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Eleventh Summer Share

In the share today: lettuce, potatoes, shallots, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers, chard. The potatoes are French Fingerlings, red skinned and with a bit of blush on the inside. The cucumbers are about done for the year but here’s one more. Sweet peppers are just getting together and we have a few Jimmy Nardello, a thin… Continue reading Eleventh Summer Share

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Predictions for 10th Share

Chard, shallots, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes and sweet peppers. The potatoes will be the last of the year, French Fingerlings as I wasn’t able to get our usual Amarosa fingerling seed this year. Yields were low on this variety, too, so it’ll be a smaller than hoped for quantity, probably about a pound. We’ll try to… Continue reading Predictions for 10th Share

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Tenth Summer Share

Kale, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet pepper, onions and lettuce. The kale is a new one for us, Polaris Northstar. It was recommended by my good friend Danny of Full Plate Farm for winter production but it was looking like it would benefit from an early harvest and clean up so it’s in the share this… Continue reading Tenth Summer Share

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