Week 6: August 18

While most people are loving these cool days, some of us farmers are looking for a little warmer temperatures. The cool and cloudy days slow down some of our sumer crops, especially the tomatoes. Also there’s nothing like working 8 hours on a hot day! But the cooler weather has been great for the fall crops, the lower soil temperatures mean that our seeds for crops such as lettuce and spinach are finally able to germinate. Despite the lower temperatures there is an abundance of those summer crops in your box this week:

Eggplant (Farnsworth, Fields of Plenty, Vinewood Knoll)

Slicing Tomatoes (Farnsworth, Fields of Plenty, Singing Tree, Vinewood Knoll)

Summer Squash (Farnsworth, Fields of Plenty, Singing Tree, Vinewood Knoll)

Bok Choi (Vinewood Knoll)

Scallions (Vinewood Knoll)

Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers – just a little spicy (Farnsworth, Singing Tree)

Wenk’s Yellow Hot -These are very spicy! (Vinewood Knoll)

Beets (Buffalo St, Farnsworth, Singing Tree, Vinewood Knoll)

Sweet Peppers (Buffalo St, Fields of Plenty)

Flowers (Buffalo St, Fields of Plenty, Singing Tree)

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One Response to Week 6: August 18

  1. Kari August 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Another week of beautiful bounty — and again the gorgeous flowers!

    Is it bad that I pick the box based on the flowers peeking out? :)

    I’m now dreaming of:

    *Summer Squash Bread (wonderful recipe – thanks!)

    *Pressed Eggplant and Pepper Sandwiches (http://www.chow.com/recipes/26826-pressed-eggplant-and-pepper-sandwich) or Grilled Eggplant Panzanella (some combination of those here http://lacuocaciccia.com/2011/08/07/panzanella-with-roasted-red-peppers-grilled-eggplant-with-basil-garlic-yogurt-sauce/ and here http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/4635/Panzanella-With-Grilled-Eggplant.html and here http://foodielawyer.com/2011/04/panzanella-eggplant-tomato-bread-salad/)PP

    *Spicy Bok Choi in Garlic Sauce (perhaps with scallops?)

    *Beet Greens and Feta Pasta (http://www.chow.com/recipes/11402-beet-greens-and-feta-pasta)

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