As we enter September, we start transitioning slowly toward fall crops.
For this week, we will begin to add onions to the mix. The crop is strong, but still not quite ready for harvest. We decided to give everyone a nice sized onion in this week's share. However since they aren't quite hardened yet, I would suggest either eating it in a day or so or keep it in the refrigerator until you want to use them. Hereafter, the skin should toughen up and you can k...
I hope you remember that we are doing our CSA pickup tomorrow. We went down to South Carolina to view the total eclipse yesterday. It was one of the more amazing sights I have ever witnessed. Sadly it took me over 17 hours to get back and before I try to get my first shuteye since Sunday, I just wanted to fill you in on your share.
This will be a short post, since this week's share is similar to last week's. I will say that tomatoes are in their prime. I don't want to scare you by giving you too many tomatoes, so when you get your share let me know if you want more. Also the corn will be at prime age and sweetness tomorrow.
It's always an exciting time of the year when sweet corn makes it debut. This week, we will start giving you some sweet corn in your share.
Sweet corn is one of my favorites to grow, harvest and eat. Admittedly, I am a corn snob. I will not eat corn that is not from my field, unless I get it from a friend or family member and I know the variety. In my opinion, corn from the supermarket is an embarrassment, but I also believe that Butter and Sugar sweet...
When observing people, the above diagram is not only humorous, but sadly mostly true. When growing heirloom tomatoes I find another accurate depiction:
If I were a smart man, I would only grow hybrid tomatoes. They are disease resistant, plentiful and uniform in appearance. With that said, I have no choice but to grow heirlooms as well. I really want you to experience a classic tomato taste.