Friday, September 3, 2010

Week 15

Week 15

In the box:

Yukon Gold Potatoes
Eating / Baking Apples
Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Melon (Honey gold, cantaloupe, sorbet or water)
Green Top Carrots
Green to Red Bell Peppers
Sweet Mini Bell peppers (Red, orange, or yellow)
Jimmy Nordelo Sweet Frying Peppers (multi-colored long)
Serrano Peppers (Long, thin light green and VERY hot)
Chili Peppers (Small very red and hot)
Fresh Garlic
Japanese and Rosa Bianca Eggplant
JalapeƱo Peppers (Dark green and hot)
Cucumbers (Slicer and Pickling)
Zephyr Squash
Green Beans
Green Cabbage or Broccoli
Rainbow Chard, Collard Greens or Dino Kale

Thai Basil

This week the boxes will be heavy and very colorful. We are again sending 2 melons in each box, next week we should be back to one per box. The sweet mini bell peppers are in full force and are delicious and lovely. We use these like crazy in stir fry dishes, grilled, or raw eating. They are more reliable growers than the large bell peppers, which you will also begin to see.

This may be it for summer squash. We figure that you have probably all gotten your fill, so this shouldn’t be a bad thing.

We plowed and pulled two rows of potatoes last week. If we can continue to get into the field with the plow you should get potatoes every week from here on out. Red potatoes are next in the rows, so the variety should change in your boxes soon.

We received close to 3” of rain on Wednesday night. This could mean that tomatoes are nearly done, as they have been barely holding on with the amount of rainfall we have gotten. Look for large amounts this week and then possibly less for 1-2 more weeks.

We will start pulling parsnips and carrots from the ground this week to avoid rot. If they look good they will also fill out the rest of your boxes.

A look in the garden reveals that the lettuces and radishes are fairing quite well, they should also round out later boxes. Additionally we ate our first winter squash (honey bear acorn) last night and are happy to say that the squash is tasting great and will begin next week.

Our yard was filled with hundreds of beautiful monarch butterflies last night. Look on our blog for pictures of them, the boxes, and our delicious local dinner. The pictures don’t do justice to the amazing beauty of them, but they will give you an idea.

We would love feedback on your experience with Kicking Mule Farm this season. Did we meet your expectations for a CSA in terms of quality, quantity, and variety? What did you love? What didn’t you like? What could we do better? Please take a moment in your busy week to let us know so we can continue to refine what we do.

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