Harvest for October 9, 2012

There is a nip in the air this morning that reminds us that we are well into fall.  The frosts this weekend wiped out our warm weather crops, such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, beans, squash, etc.  However, the fall crops are enjoying the weather, which makes them sweet and crisp.  In today’s harvest you’ll find a mix of summer and fall, with the last of the field tomatoes, eggplant and peppers, beside sweet potatoes, radishes, and lettuce.  In the shares today:
Winter Squash, mixed varieties (acorn, butternut, and spaghetti), conventionally raised, from Dan Bigby at Fassnight Creek Farm
Summer Squash, beautiful yellow straightneck squash from Ton Cha’s farm, organically raised
German Giant Radishes, a striking pink variety.  There is a new recipe on the blog for steamed and buttered radishes; if you’ve never cooked a radish I highly reccomend it.
Cucumbers from Ton Cha
Baby Lettuce
Choi or Tatsoi;  perfect for stirfry, or make slaw with these beauties
Bell Peppers
Sweet potatoes
Whole shares only;
Cilantro
Tomatoes
Eggplant
Fruit share is Missouri Apples, from Lexington Mo and Plasters Orchard in Brighton.
The potluck is scheduled for Saturday the 20th, we’ll start gathering about 5, and begin to eat around 5:30.  Bring chairs, a potluck dish to share, your appetite, and any friends or family who would like to come to the farm.  More info will be forthcoming as the day approaches.
Thanks,
Curtis

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