White peaches are on! We handle these delicate peaches so carefully because they bruise easily. Please please please handle them with as much love as we have! The color is not like regular peaches. They have a slight green yellow hue. They are ripe. Eat right away as they do not keep.
We have a new little farmer! Adaline Liberty arrived Monday morning. Chelsea and Addy are both home and doing very well.
There is a small sample of peaches and figs available in the cool room and there will be more next week, as long as the birds don’t get them that is.
Also extras of plums just because there is soooo many still on the tree
Green beans/okra/tomatillos or eggplant
Blah! This heat! What happened to all the rain? Oh well, life keeps going and the garden is still growing. There is a bright side to it all. For the CSA shares today we have…..
Heirloom tomato ( the tomato that is a funny color like yellow or green is ripe I promise)
Assorted variety of peppers
And a taste of fig
And a clam of shell of blackberries in the fridge don’t forget to grab one!!!!!
This year fruit ripening and production has been a little different. We didn’t have the apricots that we usually do in an over abundance, but PLUMS, as you know have been very abundant. Remember, plums can be used in cobblers, pies, smoothies and even chutney.
Birds are crazy for the grapes. We hope they will share something this year!
Figs have been here and there, but looks like the crop coming will be good. We have talked to several fig growers here in the valley that are experiencing the same thing. Fig trees died back more then normal and got a late start because of it. This is more than likely due to the very early, unexpected hard freeze we had in Mid-October. The fig trees never had a chance to adjust to cooler weather, which helps the sap store in the roots for winter.
White peaches should be on in the next week or two, followed by Queen and Early Elberta, and others.
So, all that being said, while this year is very different for fruit, other crops are great such as tomatoes. Farming/gardening is definitely very different from year to year and we NEVER know what to expect.
Oh! that little drizzle of rain we had was just heavenly both in smell and feeling. Although it sure made it incredibly humid when I was out picking green beans in the garden! I really hope we get more really soon though
For shares this week it we have made the (almost) ultimate salsa basket
Lots of tomatoes
Lots of cucumbers
Kale or Swiss chard
Oh and cherry tomatoes
Happy gardening everyone!
Seriously though it feels like every month we have had some new drama unfolding this year! Let’s hope the rest of 2020 is smooth sailing and happy gardening.
CSA baskets this week are pretty loaded…. we have for your culinary delight
Yellow and purple plums
Happy cooking! happy gardening!
I feel Like the summer monsoon has forgotten to come this year. I mean come on, where is the rain and thunderstorms we usually have about now? Oh well I’m sure it will show up late like spring did.
For your baskets today we have a very heavy assortment of garden classics
LOTS of cucumbers
Yellow plums ( very delicious and delicate)
Bagel peaches ( I suggest you eat those today they bruise super easy)
And there is a EXTRA’s basket with lots of squash. Ugly tomatoes and a few peaches
Hey all I’m back! (It’s Kira writing today) Chelsea is going to take a back seat for a while till her baby girl gets here.
Shares will include:
Walla walla onion
Lots of goodies to make great dishes
Wow it’s hot out there! Stay cool!
What you will find in your basket this week…