In your box this week:

  1. LAST OF:  Onions. These are PERFECT for KABOBS!  Or Creamed Onions!  They have been cured in the sun for longer storage.
  2. NEW! Eggplant: This is the first week that everybody gets one.  Either the traditional dark purple or the gourmet Rosa Bianca variety.
  3. Broccoli
  4. Zucchini / Summer Squash
  5. HOT Peppers: A few people have small striped “Fish” hot peppers.  Everyone has the long skinny Cayennes.  They are excellent for drying.  Hang them up to dry (maybe they will turn red?), and then crumble into a jar for (red?) pepper flakes or just leave them hanging and use as desired throughout the winter.
  6. SWEET Peppers: All of the peppers are sweet, EXCEPT for the two varieties of hot peppers described above.
  7. Rainbow Chard
  8. Beets: Beets and Chard are very closely related.  However you use the Chard, use the Beet leaves this way too.  Think of it as two bunches of Chard this week, one of them with Beet roots attached.
  9. Carrots
  10. Beans
  11. Dill
  12. Sage
  13. Thyme
  14. Fennel
  15. A slice of PRIDE OF WISCONSIN MELON, for those who picked up in Minneapolis
  16. A slice of MOON AND STARS WATERMELON, for those who picked up in Minneapolis

After harvesting the fennel and dill, I picked the last few tomatoes on my way by the patch. In the drizzly rain with a background of brown grass, the colors were so vibrant and beautiful I had to take a photo.

Meet the newest CSA member, Twix! Alex and Syneva just got this French Bulldog puppy and are brightening the days of everyone they meet -- there is nothing quite like an unexpected dose of really cute puppy!