The weather has cooled off this week, we've received lots of rain and 3 days of temperatures at a breezy 65 F. New this week are summer favorites: sweet corn and okra! This week's corn is mostly a favorite variety of ours called Ruby Queen corn, next week we will have a white corn. We are just reaching the zenith of the summer harvest, when we get to savor vegetables and fruits and herbs all at once from the farm. The garden still has lots more to go, we'll be seeing ground cherries again and melons and watermelons soon, after that the final flourish with winter squash, fall apples for pie, root crops, and celery and brussel sprouts and hopefully a return of our spring favorites like salad greens and green onions and spinach. The season is far from over!
|Large Share Pictured: 8 ears sweet corn, 2 lemon cucumbers, 2 slicing cucumbers,|
2 summer squash, 10 okra, 4 bell peppers, 4 onions, 4 slicing tomatoes, 2 roma
tomatoes, 2 lbs snacking tomatoes, 4 kohlrabi, 2 bunches herbs
The Mothership Tomato Salad
This week we have a purple bell pepper for everyone.
The word Kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip, and it can be eaten raw or cooked. We usually eat them raw, just peel off the skin and slice them like an apple and sprinkle with a little salt or dip in your favorite dressing and enjoy! They're also great raw on a salad, or roasted, or baked. They are also popular in Indian food, in dishes like Kohlrabi Curry.
|This morning's harvest from the greenhouse|