Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Fall Season, week 3

October 18, 2014

This week's harvest:
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Butternut Squash
Greens choice (between Mizuna, Arugula, Red Mustard, &/or Parsley)

This week's farm news:

Well, I thought last week was wet and rainy... Ha! This week has proven to be even more wet and rainy. Wow! One overnight rain event poured down three inches! We've had more than seven inches these past 10 days or so. Needless to say, the farm is soaked. And we have had no chance of getting the garlic in the ground, or covercrops for that matter. Some years, that's just the way it goes...

Even though the garden was wet, we tromped around to harvest the remaining winter squash and pumpkins. The vines were all killed in the frost that we had - some of the fruit was not all the way mature, but it was time to get it all out of the field. I've heard green pumpkin pie tastes a lot like apple pie - I guess I'll have to give it a whirl with some of the under-ripe pumpkins!

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