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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weekly Farm Fresh newsletter 08-28-2010

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Hi everyone!
 
The weather has cooled this week, which has given me an energy boost.  I'll be honest, the past few weeks I've been low on energy and motivation!  The heat + allergies have layed me low, as I'm sure many of you are experiencing as well.  I am definitely appreciating the cooler temperatures and brief glimpse at early fall.
In the garden the spring-planted vegetables are slowing down (tomatoes, summer squash, cukes) and the summer-planted seeds are speeding up (lettuce, radish, turnips).  The weeds have been out of control - so much rain combined with this summer's heat have made it like a jungle out there.  It didn't help much that I did very little weeding the past few weeks, I'll be honest!  :-)
This week marks the last week for a few varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  The blight has obliterated a few types and if you want to taste them again, stop by for the black tomatoes (Black Krim, Black Sea), large orange (Kellogg's Breakfast), and Cour di Bue (pink Oxheart). 
 
I hope to see you at market this week!
 
Recipes are at the bottom of the email.
 
 
This Saturday at the Freeport Farmers Market, located in the CVS parking lot on South Street from 7:30-11 am, I'll have:
 
  • Radish New crop of radishes will appear this week.
  • Kale will be harvested
  • Heirloom Tomatoes  Varieties available this week include: Red Striped Stuffer, Yellow Stuffer, White Wonder, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Mortgage Lifter,  Siberian, Delicious, Roma, Moonglow. Visit the vegetable page on my web site for detailed descriptions of the heirloom varieties I'll have available this year.
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash  Several heirloom varieties on hand.
  • Cucumbers  Lemon cucumber, Diva - slender slicing cucumbers, and Homemade Pickles - pickling cucumbers. 
  • Romano Green Beans  New crop of the flat Italian green bean
  • Yellow Wax Beans New crop of the yellow green beans
  • Butternut Squash  the traditional mild winter squash
  • Acorn Squash - a white heirloom variety of this popular winter squash
  • Broom Corn - decorative long-stemmed corn with broom-like spray at the top
  • Herbs Possibly some fresh basil and parsley.
  • Swiss Chard  A beautiful green, chock full of vitamins!  I grow an heirloom-variety of Swiss Chard that has multi-colored stems - bright yellow, red, orange, pink, even white! 
  • Kohlrabi Green & purple
  • Aprons & Potholders as always, I'll have my handmade unique aprons for sale.  Aprons are priced as marked.
To follow the happenings at the farm, recipes, and daily life, you can read my blog at http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/ .

Wishful Acres Organic Farm is on Facebook, and you can visit me there as well: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3D938258&id=3D1642007622#!/pages/Wishful-Acres-Organic-Farm/222010642190?ref=3Dts

Thanks, all! Have a great weekend.  Recipes follow.
 
 
RECIPES

I'm featuring tomato recipes again!  For this week's recipes, I'm providing links to my web site where you can view the recipe as well as pictures of the finished product. 

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