TAKE ONE: This was the week we got another free semi trailer. Bigger, nicer, more versatile and mobile!
TAKE TWO: Every year, there are a few crops that grow like gangbusters and produce unwieldy piles of produce. And in in the same seemingly random and impossible to predict manner, there will be a few crops that don’t produce as we’d hoped.
TAKE THREE: The gophers will pay for what they have done
TAKE FOUR: It’s is officially Late Season now. Early Late Season, sure. But nonetheless, the signs are there for those with eyes to see. Second rounds of Kohlrabi are in the boxes. We’ve harvested peppers. The corn stalks are browning. There are pockets of Fall Color here and there, as we drive south toward the Cities.
TAKE FIVE: …. long pause; faint rumble of tires on highway, fingers motionlessly poised
Inside & Outside & Falling out of Box 12
- a Melon (a yellow or a crimson watermelon, probably)
- Brussels Sprouts Tops – we cut the tops off – being Early Late Season and all – so that the plant puts energy into bud formation. As a bonus, the new leaves at the top of the plants are good eating. Cook it like collards or chard … perhaps with the greens from your:
- Kohlrabi – a second planting for the late season, ayuh
- Cucumbers – slicers
- Tomatoes – they’ve started a band to cover this song for you.
- Cherry Tomatoes – lots. Here are some things that Kristin wanted to try with our own abundance – but never did (mainly because we avoid running the oven when it’s this sticky out). So if you do give one a try, let us know how it goes:
- Quick Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
- Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta
- Marinated Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Onions
- Microgreens (cilantro, basil, or pea shoots)
- Zucchini – gold and green (not unlike a Karma chameleon)
- Summer Squash – two-toned zyphyrs
- Potatoes (a mix of red, gold, purples)
- Mint – this and the holy basil might synergize fancily with your watermelon. And/or with booze. Like rum, or vodka. Pro CSA stuff there. Also, making tea is a great idea with this if you really don’t want a refreshing cocktail.
- Holy Basil – the stuff with flowers at the tips. So you can tell it apart from the Mint it’s bagged with.
- an Eggplant – courtesy of Neighbor Marcia’s garden, because our eggplants aren’t cooperating this season.
- Broccoli – side shoots from the first crop of it.