The butternut looks great this season—it was a little surprise last week to see it in many of the boxes! We are also harvesting Sunshine, a Kabocha type, looking a little like a very red-orange pumpkin. Use them as you would any winter squash. I think he was waiting another week before harvesting the acorn squash as well as a few others. We are harvesting a new crop of arugula and giving the lettuce a week off.
Enjoy the bounty of apples with more Cortalnds, Macs, and possibly a few Mollys still around. There’s also plenty of eggplant, so if you haven’t whipped up that batch of eggplant parm to save in the freezer, now’s the time.
Wow week 15!!!! (yes, I know it is week 14 for Brookline) We promise 16 weeks and sure enough, I think we are going to make it. The tricky part is figuring out what happens after that. I will let folks know week by week so please be on the look out for the last pickup. A lot can happen between now and two weeks, so we never like to promise more than we can produce. If we escape frost and potential damaging rains/hurricanes, etc, I would expect to go longer, but one just can’t predict the weather (or we wouldn’t be farming and we’d actually have a steady income 😉
We have gotten more raves about the boxes this season and I hope it is the case with everyone. We’ve had awesome corn, lots of tomatoes, blueberries, plenty of apples and peaches, gorgeous lettuce and greens…I hope you feel that way too!