Gravel Road Farm News, August 20 2022
This is week 11 of the CSA. Depending on what week you started, you will have 4 or 5 deliveries left. Occasionally, some customers will assume that the vegetables are ending because the summer is ending, but the prime harvest season has just begun. Your last week of the vegetable boxes will be either Oct. 4th or Oct. 11th depending on what week you started.
New this week is red cabbage. They are tight heavy cabbages, unlike the summer crisp variety we have been giving out. You can eat them fresh, cooked or turn them into kraut. They would go well paired with a green one if you still have one from last week. You can cut cabbages in half, use one and put the other half in the fridge for your next recipe. Also new are melons! We have watermelons and cantaloupes. Let us know how they taste! If you are not satisfied, please let us know.
The flower bouquet subscription is ending this week. We’ve received many compliments and we are grateful. We may still have some flowers at the farmers market, and we may offer bouquets as extras through the Harvie system. Brigid returns to her job off the farm this week, so it is challenging to continue with the flower deliveries. It is unpredictable how long the flower season will last during the end of summer.
The sheep are grazing the hay field now that it has grown up enough. They are also getting some of the vegetable scraps that we didn't sell, or were not up to our standards. They love sweet corn and cucumbers.
We hope you are enjoying all the wonderful produce. We have made scrambled egg tacos with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and cilantro, beets and quinoa with feta cheese, lots of fresh salsa with quesadillas, a batch of fridge pickles, and one of our favorites- BLTs.
We are taking our oldest farm helper (Leila, age 18) to the airport on Wednesday to begin her 11 month long student exchange in Colombia. She will be staying with host families through the Rotary exchange program. We are thrilled for her to have this amazing experience. We hope to share her adventures as they happen. Hasta La Vista Leila!