This Weeks Share: Onion, Cucumber, Zucchini, Beets, Kale, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, a Brassica, Shiro Plums and more Blackberries (not in the picture).

It’s Week 11 and our half-way point through the season this year. The glorious rain brought clarity to the smoke-filled air, and the delightful ‘first-rain’ heavenly aroma did not disappoint. No Oregon rains for 57 days was the third longest stretch on record. Working on the Farm yesterday was blissful compared to last week. We hope your week is off to a great start.

New to your Share this week we are harvesting another round of Beets for your meals. Look for the concentric circles inside these ‘Chiogga-kin’ type Beets. After heat, Summer beet -greens leave much to be desired, but hopefully enough remain to add to a meal. This particular crop of beets may need a peel on some, due to residual Phoma type-scarring. Completely harmless to us, and all in all a tasty sweet flavored Beet!

Onions have all been harvested and await your families meals drying in our Barn. Most of the large white ones should be sweeter than spicy. Lovely onion rings they would make. I love to eat them raw on a sandwich with fresh Tomato and Lemon cucumber. Also more Cucumber and Summer Squash are available for your weekly fare.

For your Brassica this week, more of the Cabbage/Broccoli/Cauliflower will be coming your way. Get to pick-up early for your best selection. The field is heavy with Cabbage right now, as the Broccoli and Cauliflower heads have been stunted and generally not as reliable due to the hot season we’ve had. The Big Greens for the week are Kales. And more Summer Sweet Corn will also be harvested for your Shares. Sweet Corn is best the day it’s harvested so don’t let yours sit too long. The sugars start to turn to starches immediately after harvest. We pick the ears for you every morning.

Tomatoes are on at the Farm, it seems safe to say. We are bringing them in more regularly and hope to bring you some lovely slicers, in addition to a pint or so of Cherry Tomatoes. The Fruit for this week are the lovely Shiro Plums. Only juicy, sweetness fills the palate when you taste Shiro plums. There is no sharp tartness to speak of. Enjoy!

Thank-You for your Support of our Farm!

 

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