Hi Friends! Hope this blog finds you all well and rested after a somewhat soggy weekend. We are definitely not complaining over here! On my run this morning, it was as if the corn and soybeans around me were breathing a sigh of relief; standing proud and tall after the weight of heat and drought had been lifted off their shoulders. If you were praying against me for NO RAIN, due to a fun event or something, I apologize…..I hope we can look past our differences 🙂
I am looking forward to seeing the new growth in the garden this week after the much needed natural moisture in the ground. Although we irrigate the best we can…nothing beats a good ‘ole rain from the heavens.
A few new varieties have been popping up in the garden so I am looking forward to adding as many of those to boxes as I can this week. Keep your eyes peeled for white as well as round lemon cucumbers. We are also starting to harvest eggplant and some of the red and green cabbages that have been taking their sweet time in the garden.
So what can you expect this week?
cucumbers ( some variety whether it be green, white or lemon)
summer squash ( crookneck, cupcake and/or golden egg)
joi choi (we did our best on this one…I’ve cut it back multiple times and attempted to treat…. but there are still a few bug bites….my apologies, but hey….that’s organic farming)
Other items rounding out boxes this week will include:
peppers (sweet and hot)
cabbage (red or green)
Trust me…it’s so hard not having each box the same to help with recipes and whatnot …but produce has just been all over the board as far as ripening goes this season
Also….with it being pepper season and all….I wanted to include a few visuals to help with identifying what you might be looking at in your box each week. I will do my best to label the types of peppers going out each week and let you know whether they are hot or mild….but there are just a wide variety out there this year.
Hopefully these pictures will help with the major differences.
Here are a few fun recipes to try with your produce this week:)
From a fellow share holder this week…..she said it was so good!!!
Welp…that’s all for now. If there’s a little more of something than I expected that I don’t have a recipe for….I’ll be sure to jump back on and include one.
I am so looking forward to another week of harvest! Have a great start to the week everyone!
~Janine, The Farmer’s Wife