We are going out with a bang with our last round of crops these final 2 weeks of harvest. Here’s what you will find in your box this week:)
Beets (biggest variety yet)
Gourds for decoration:)
Finishing up Eggplant, Tomatoes, Peppers and other Squash
Stay tuned for recipe ideas:)
Here is some information on the apples that will be available for purchase next week:)
Grandview Orchard is a family owned business located in Jamestown, Michigan and their shop that is open to the public is now open for the season! Check out their FACEBOOK PAGE.
Early varieties available to you next week are:
(These are all both baking and eating apples)
Here is some info on quantities and pricing…..stay tuned for a Form to fill out via email:)
1/4 peck $3
1/2 peck $5
1/2 Bushel $12
1/4 peck is approximately 3 lbs, 1/2 peck is 6 lbs, full peck is 12 lbs (approx.)
1 lb of apples = 3 medium apples, 2 cupes sliced
1 peck of apples = 10-12 lbs, 32 medium, 3-4~ 9″ pies, 7-9 qt frozen, 4 qt canned
1 bushel = 42-48 lbs, 126 medium apples, 15~ 9″ pies, 30-36 pints frozen, 16-20 qt canned
Hope you all had a blessed holiday weekend:) We couldn’t have asked for better weather.
To those of you sending your kiddos back to school today…and those of you who started last week….I am thinking of you all! I pray that it’s a smooth transition into the school routine and that your kids have great experiences this year.
Welp….after doing some digging and planning ahead…..as much as we wanted to make it through September…I believe our final pick up will be in 2 weeks, September 21. The heat of this summer has really progressed things quickly and hasn’t really allowed the cooler weather crops to thrive as I had hoped. We are starting to feel the sting of the flooding earlier in the season as a lot of our second crop was lost, but all in all…we have been blessed with a pretty decent summer.
What can you plan on in your FALL box this week? ?
summer squash (for sure this week)
ALSO….some EXCITING news for next week:) We are teaming up with Grandview Orchard in Jamestown and will be offering apples with your shares for the next 2 weeks. I will be putting out an order form with the egg orders later this week for you to choose from….yay for FALL!
Here are some fun recipe ideas to think about this week:)
Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup
Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic and Rosemary
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
See you all Wednesday 3:30-6!!
Hello there! I am so sorry it’s been a bit….this totally slipped my mind last week. I hope you all enjoyed your “surprise boxes” last Wednesday:)
Looking ahead for the week…here’s what you can expect in your share:
Butternut, Buttercup or Spaghetti Squash
Possibly Leeks and/or Pie Pumpkins
As expected….after a few weeks of rather heavy boxes, they will begin to lighten up as the season comes to an end. Given that they are full of squash they are actually quite heavy, but the amounts will be less. The goal for last pick up date is September 28th….October 5th if we are lucky since we do have some later crops planted that aren’t quite ready yet due to the replant after our flooding situation.
If you are interested in canning tomatoes…we do have some available in half bushels…just let me know before Wednesday if you’d like some. They are $7 per half.
I realize that the fall brings a whole new level of busy for all of us. If you have a hard time making it to a pick up, please let me know. I am also wondering your thoughts on switching the pick up time to 3:30-6:00 since most shares are picked up around that time anyway. Please let me know your thoughts ! Thanks so much…hope you all have a great day:)
Also…I want to hear what you did with your rutabagas last week?
Hi Everyone! Looking forward to another harvest pick up at the farm:) The kids and I had a blast checking out the silly gourds showing up in the garden already…thanks to the hot summer, pumpkins and gourds are already starting to ripen !? yikes. Deacon thought this one looked like a snack so he threw it on his grandma´s porch so it scared her when she got home. All Boy!
Here´s what you can look forward to this week….
A few Pie Pumpkins!? (thanks to the HOT summer)
Sweet Corn (hoping we have a decent amount)
And who knows…maybe a few surprises here and there….´tis the season! I know there are some radishes, beets, herbs…
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash Chili
Have a great Tuesday! See you tomorrow:)
I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, TUESDAY August 9th:) Pick up is still 3:30-6:30 . This week we are featuring veggies from a family friend…the same as we did last year:) Tomatillos are ready in Amando and Esmeralda´s garden and they are so excited to share them with you all! I am including a delicious Salsa Verde recipe you can use them in .
What´s in your box August 9th?
Peppers a plenty
Greens of some sort….I think the romaine is ready
Sugar Snap Peas
Pretty sure on Potatoes again this week as well:)
Here are some fun recipes to try:
Tomatillo Ranch Chicken
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
Spicy Tomatillo Chip Dip
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas
See you tomorrow!
Happy last day of July ! Is it really happy? I´m not so sure about that.
We spent some time in the garden tonight looking at what we will have ready for the week and things are starting to pop! Greens are dying back due to the mid summer heat…but I am working on a fall crop as we speak. The crazy heat the past couple of weeks has slowed tomatoes down, but sped our more fall-ish items up…..such as squash! You will all have at least 1 spaghetti squash in your box this week…and probably the following week or 2 while we wait for buttercup and butternut to catch up.
So what can you expect in your box this week?
sugar/snow snap peas
kale / swiss chard / collards (1 or 2 of these)
full shares : cabbage
Gourds are already starting to pop up in some places as well….looking forward to seeing the assortment late summer!
Here are some fun recipe ideas to try this week:
A Fun Way to Cook your Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl
Chicken ¨No Noodle¨ Soup
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Bacon Tomato Cucumber Salad
See you all Wednesday!