From top left, clockwise: Radicchio, NZ spinach, kohl rabi, celery, sweet red peppers, yellow onions, sweet corn, beets, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, Asian pears! (Large share pictured)
Wednesday is here again! We have a beautiful share of veggies this week, you will all succeed in eating your rainbow. Next week is the 22nd, and final, week of the summer CSA season, so if you haven’t yet signed up for Fall and Winter — now is the time! You can purchase a share through our website, over the phone, in person at the garden center, or any one of our farmers markets.
We are working through our final crop of organic sweet corn, as delicious as it is, we can pretty much guarantee each ear will have a little worm inside! We hope you can forgive them for loving sweet corn as much as we do, send them on their way, and enjoy your precious prize! This may be sweet corn’s final appearance in your box for the season.
We can only grow celery a couple of times a year, and you will notice it looks quite different from what you may find in the grocery store. The stalks are much more slender, and if you find you do not enjoy eating our celery raw, it is delicious sauteed with other veggies, or in soup!
Perseo radicchio is another item you may find looks unfamiliar. It is similar in flavor to its more purple counterpart, so it plays well with some sweetness in a salad (perhaps roasted beets, asian pears, some honey and goat cheese?!) It can also be steamed with a bit of vinegar if the bitterness is unpalatable to you. We hope you enjoy it.
We were busy in the garden all day planting. Our winter carrots are up, fall arugula and spicy salad mix are looking good, and the watermelon radishes are about 1 centimeter tall! Savor the final weeks of summer veggies, but fall and winter are looking like they will be pretty delicious, too — just the way we like it.
Beautiful conditions for harvesting radicchio!
Summer sunset over the farm.
Vic, Mary, Bethany, and the team at Priapi Gardens