Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This week's CSA Share

The drought is finally breaking, and we've gotten a couple inches of much-needed rain over the past week and a half. The pastures are greening up again, thank goodness, which is good for our rotations. It looks, too, like our beans are perking up and the onions are finally beginning to grow. Stuff that I planted weeks and weeks ago is beginning to poke through the moist soil, and as long as it doesn't wash my seeds away, this rain should be really good for those fall seeds I put in recently.

We've held our own with the CSA shares, though some weeks have felt barely better than treading water. I tallied up last night, and so far in the season we've offered members about 38 different products and 82 different varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs. That feels respectable to me, and no that doesn't include the sunflowers because Jim said they're not edible. I may have to tweak that if I offer folks some seeds from the edible stand. These numbers don't include planned/ planted fall crops that haven't been delivered yet, so our end of the year numbers will hopefully be bumped up a bit.

In this week's share:
  • Costata zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • Waltham’s butternut squash
  • 1 pt. sungold tomatoes
  • 1 lb. green zebra specialty tomato
  • Brandywine heirloom slicing tomato
  • German red strawberry tomato
  • Bright Lights swiss chard
  • Carrots chantenay/ oxheart
  • green pepper
  • Serrano hot pepper
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • chives
  • thyme
  • citrus thyme
  • basil
  • tarragon
  • rosemary
  • flat leaf parsley
  • calendula
  • blue borage
  • Mars grapes
  • 3 sunfolowers\
  • mini banana muffins


Madeline said...

That's more than respectable! I love your sunflower picture to the side. How great that you got some good rain! We finally had our first good storm in forever last night. I sat on my porch for an hour loving the smell and the relief of it. Hope we'll get more soon.

Danielle said...

Thanks Madeline—coming from you that means a lot. How I wish, wish, wish you guys lived just down the road!