Sunday, August 17, 2014


This week's CSA and a series of Flora Selfies...

  • radicchio
  • beans
  • eggplant
  • peppers
  • cucumbers
  • arugula
  • walla walla onions
  • carrots
  • melons
  • potatoes
  • garlic
  • celery

Flora has been using the iphone to capture some selfies this week and agreed to let me share a few with you. This, in our busy summer weeks, serves as entertainment for her and photos for me...multitasking.

And, she did wonder whether a "shelfie" was a thing and, after a short Google image search, we learned it was. Thought you might like to know.

Back to the vegetables and the flowers....
The radicchio is a new variety for us. It is long and green, with a yellowish tint. I recommend slicing thinly like cabbage, tossing with a nice olive oil some lemon juice and finishing it off with some reggiano. It was a nice side to our potato leek soup. The flavor is more mild and less bitter than the purple variety. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Tomato update: All of the field tomatoes have been taken by the blight. The tomatoes in the hoop houses are still holding on. They are showing some signs of going down but we think we'll get a bit more out of them. We are very cautious of jinxing ourselves, so we aren't putting it on the list, as if to suggest our uncertainty to Mother Nature so she know we aren't taking anything for granted.However, we are planning to harvest what's there and share with you. Consider the tomatoes a footnote.

Mid Season check-in: Tell us how things are going from your end. Is there something we can improve on (besides being more prompt about sending out the harvest list)? We want to make the experience of being a CSA member as rewarding as possible for our customers so if something is not working for you, please let us know.

Culinary Herb Bed: So....our culinary herb bed is finally ready for your clippers! Along the path to the barn, there is a bed of culinary herb including tarragon, oregano, marjoram, thyme, lemon verbena, rosemary, sage and an occasional edible flower (calendula, borage, nasturtium). Please help yourself to herbs when you pick up your share. And, if you are close enough to the farm, stop by anytime for a little bit of fresh herb to spruce up whatever you're concocting in the kitchen.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there -

    I'm in Gorham and had blight the last couple years. I had given up on tomatoes for this year then saw Johnny's had a blight resistant variety: So far so good! Not sure how yummy they are, but i'll keep you in the loop!

    best of luck....