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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Fall Anyone? Although it doesn't feel like it, summer is quickly coming to an end. Next week is the last week of Summer shares, and school begins the same week. Despite the heat and lack of rain during the early weeks, the fields and hoop houses have produced nicely for us. We have seen waves of abundance- first kale, then squash, cucumbers, and now tomatoes. And of course the leeks; we planted so many leeks this year and they flourished! The blueberries produced more than we anticipated, and we are glad that they made their way into everyone's share this summer. The next few weeks will see the transition to fall veggies such as okra, eggplant, and a variety of peppers, peas and beans. Some other items we already have growing in the field include pumpkins, carrots, tomatillos, edamame, sweet potatoes, malabar spinach, a third round of squash, and muscadine grapes. We are also trying to figure out how to beat the heat and have lettuces and Asian greens in early September shares. By late Fall, the fields will be full of lettuce mix, kale, pac choi, radishes, collards, beets and broccoli. There are a few spots left in Fall season for those of you who enjoy the variety of vegetables that this season brings. To register, please visit our website. It is definitely my favorite season!
If you're feeling overwhelmed with cucumbers, tomatoes, leeks, and other in-season veggies, and you're having a difficult time eating them all, we have some suggestions!
Tomatoes Roasted Tomato Sauce- Tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Tomato Pie- Tomatoes, onion and herbs in a crust with cheese-mayo topping