Apples are amazing! There’s a great “A” sentence for our children 🙂
I hear there are leeks this week, or next at the latest.
Things are getting a little hurried here, as we run around trying to harvest before the severe cold. We have been spared so far, but not by more than a few degrees. The winter squash is coming in a little light this year. You may recall we had tons last year, and that is partly a rain-heat index thing and partly a management thing. No worries, we’ll have your squash for you!
We still have some tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and have just started picking a few summer squash again (third crop). I am hoping we see some small cabbages in the coming weeks, as well as more broccoli. I was thrilled to see beans again last week – what a treat!!!
Winter squash! You may see Butternut, Acorn, Kabocha, Buttercup, Delicata or Sweet Dumpling. See magic winter squash decoder picture here.
As I mentioned, we escaped two frosts by the skin of our teeth. Some near us were not so lucky. Anyway, we have been busily harvesting the winter squash, and thankful we are spared, as we have more beans, tomatoes, summer squash, and peppers to harvest. We have already picked through two crops of summer squash, but I just saw the first few of the third crop, so perhaps some will make it to CSA.
Glenn and I enjoyed a scout through the orchard to find the mid to late apple crop is both beautiful and tasty! We are now harvesting Macs, Redcorts, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Molly Delicious, and soon, Macoun, Rome, Empire, Mutzu….
I will try to get my broccoli and beans frozen this week, but I have been enjoying a lovely visit from my Mother and don’t; want to spend it paring and blanching veggies 😉
Gleaning time will be upon us very soon, so be on the alert for the FB post or an email inviting you to the New Braintree farm to clean off the peppers or pick up the last winter squash. I will send out a special alert to members only for “gleaning” and cleaning up the fields. What you harvest, in this case, is for you to keep – our thanks for your membership.
Eat well, Geneviève Stillman