2nd Fall CSA Share Predictions

I’m looking at the plan for next week’s harvest that I made back in January, based on what we’ve had in prior years, and it’s actually looking pretty close to what I’m expecting we’ll have in the shares next week. That’s both surprising, as this season feels very different than others, but also reassuring that… Continue reading 2nd Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 1 of 9

The first day of the fall shares today and it’s definitely not what I planned, but it should be a decent one in the kitchen: cooking celery, sweet peppers, romano beans, tomatoes, lettuce, shallots, winter squash and kohlrabi. There are a few variation on the share this week, and thus two photos. The first photo… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 1 of 9

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1st Fall CSA Share Predictions

Our first fall share this year actually comes before the fall equinox which is a little unusual, but just the way the calendar worked out. As I’ve noted here in previous posts, the extreme heat and dry of the summer kind of sped up all of the summer crops anyway and so they’ve really been… Continue reading 1st Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Summer CSA share – Week 13 of 13

Today’s share contains: basil, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cipollini onions, lettuce, chard and a delicata squash. It’s the final summer share and the weather is really emphasizing the change in season. The cool weather has really slowed the tomatoes down, and really everything is growing noticeably slower these days. I’m happy that we have one more… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 13 of 13

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Summer CSA share – Week 12 of 13

Today’s share contains: lettuce, sweet peppers, beets, romano beans, shallots, tomatoes, summer squash, and chard. I don’t usually put beets with greens and chard in the same share, they’re so similar, but they were both looking ready this week. The summer squash is just a last little patty pan and we have a few of… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 12 of 13

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Summer CSA share – Week 11 of 13

Today’s share contains: lettuce, potatoes, summer squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and yellow onions. The potatoes in the share are the all red Amarosas, and they’re the last potatoes we have this season. The peppers are just getting started and it looks like there’s good fruit set on the plants so I’m hoping we’ll have… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 11 of 13

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Summer CSA share – Week 10 of 13

Today’s share: chard, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, summer squash, onions, and lettuce. Chard and tomatoes are the two crops that really stand out for me today. I love putting together the chard bunches and getting to see all of the subtle variations in the colors. It’s from farm saved seed, so that makes it special, too.… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 10 of 13

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Summer CSA share – Week 8 of 13

Today’s share has: a small head of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, chard, summer squash, cucumbers, mini red onions, and basil. I don’t typically go for baby vegetables, but for some reason this year, at least this week, that’s what we seem to be getting from the field. I suspect the field that the onions are in… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 8 of 13

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8th Summer CSA Share Predictions

A bit later on the post today than usual, perhaps subconsciously avoiding making any predictions. Here’s my guess: more tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, carrots, onions, basil and lettuce. There might be a bit of chard in there, not sure how much we’ll have though. There could be more beans but I think quantities on those… Continue reading 8th Summer CSA Share Predictions

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Summer CSA share – Week 7 of 13

Today’s share includes: green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, romano beans, summer squash, sweet onions and lettuce. This is the first time in many years that we’ve put more than one kind of bean in the share at a time. Beans are pretty labor intensive to pick so we try to pick just one variety at… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 7 of 13

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7th Summer CSA Share Predictions

The shares are getting denser and less bulky as we move away from the spring greens and into more dense fruits and roots. My best guess for next week is: more tomatoes, romano beans, summer squash, cucumbers, potatoes, parsley and a smaller head of red leaf lettuce. On the farm stand I’m hoping we’ll have… Continue reading 7th Summer CSA Share Predictions

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Summer CSA share – Week 6 of 13

Today’s share includes: lettuce, red onions, cucumbers, summer squash, romano beans, carrots, basil and the first tomatoes of the season. We’re about a week behind in harvesting lettuce and with the recent heat and sunny days two plantings are both past ready to be harvested so two heads are going in this week’s share, also… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 6 of 13

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6th Summer CSA Share Predictions

Carrots, lettuce, basil, romano beans, cucumbers, summer squash, red onions and maybe tomatoes? Fruit set on the tomatoes is looking very promising, with the first tomatoes ripening very slowly – ultimately that should be a good thing, but for now it’s a bit of a tease and I hope we’ll see the first ripe ones… Continue reading 6th Summer CSA Share Predictions

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Summer CSA share – Week 5 of 13

Today’s share includes: lettuce, potatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, romano beans, sweet onion, chard. Our favorite romaine lettuce hasn’t been germinating well this year so instead we’ve been planting out extras of the other lettuces and so this week it’s a mix of our butter and red leaf we’re harvesting, some folks will get one, some… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 5 of 13

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