Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harvest for the week of September 19th

Hey Everybody!

Tomorrow is my birthday! It is also a big big harvest day and we need you to consume food this week.

Today we did pre-harvesting. That means, we pick things that can sit a day, either in the cooler or on the tables in the long barn.

I started my day picking broccoli. And then I picked more broccoli. And then I picked more broccoli. I then ran out of harvest totes and had to go to the Farmstead to get more. So I could... pick more broccoli.

In the end We have 10 of the extra-large boxes of broccoli. Each one has at least 10 heads. This is your week to learn about blanching and freezing broccoli if you don't already know.

We also picked cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, and napa from the brassica family.

Then in the afternoon we got red, green and hot peppers. Then Eggplant, tomatillos, zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes.

We picked tomatoes with 3 people for 2 hours. There are 40 boxes of freshly picked tomatoes in the long barn. There was more out there to pick, but we were tired. This is your week to take a whole box and freeze, can, and salsa to your heart's content.

We already have all of the garlic and onions harvested, they just need to get put in the truck.

Tomorrow we will pick the rest:

herbs (basil, parsley, etc), beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, lettuce, arugula(?), cut flowers, kale, melons (both kinds), fennel, bunch onions, cucumbers(?), chard, and green and purple beans.

Come to the market from 4 to 6 pm. 

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