Friday, September 17, 2010

Share items for Sept 15,18

News from the farm: This week and next week are probably the height of the tomato season. Chris says this is shaping up to be one of the best tomato years ever (so please don’t be disappointed if next year is not as plentiful as this one!). The total lack of rain, combined with the foresight to use drip irrigation and some good organic fertilizers, have combined to produce two large tomato plantings that just keep giving and giving. Because it’s been so dry the fungus diseases that usually attack the older planting has not affected it, and the plants are still growing and producing. Now the second planting (planted in late June) is producing as well so we are passing on the bounty to you, and hope you enjoy!

Share items for Sept 15,18:

5 lb tomatoes

1 pint cherry or grape or plum tomatoes

.5 lb mesclun lettuce

.75 lb Arugula

1 Winter squash

1 bu herb (dill OR parsley OR sage)

1 lb string beans (purple, yellow or green)

3 peppers

1 bu sweet salad turnips OR 1 head bok choi

Fruit share: 2 lb plums, 4 sekel pears (this is a variety of mini pears, great for eating fresh), 4 apples, and 2 peaches

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, etc.

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