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Harvest Update September 26th

Posted 10/3/2016 1:24pm by John and Aimee Good.

THE HARVEST

Green tomatoes

Carrots

Bok choy

Hakurei turnips Or Radishes

Summer Squash and/or zucchini

Colored & green peppers

Greens choice: spinach, lettuce, Asian spinach

Potatoes

Garlic

Red Onions

Choice: Tomatoes, Eggplant,Broccoli

COMING SOON: Butternut squash

UPICK at the farm: Cut flowers, Hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, Flowers, and Herbs: cilantro & parsley

COOPERATIVE SHARES: Mushrooms, bread, & fruit shares this week!

FARM NEWS: The days are getting shorter as we continue into fall, and tomato ripening has slowed down dramatically. We are still getting nice fruit off our late season variety, called Ferline, which produces smaller round red tomatoes. But the other field varieties, as well as those in the high tunnel, are about finished producing.

So, for the end of tomato season ritual, it is time for a green tomato harvest.Green tomatoes have been traditionally harvested at the end of tomato season and used in a number of ways. Fried green tomatoes is a popular, well-known dish, but green tomato pie is also a farm country recipe, where green tomatoes replace green apples in a surprisingly good pie. Also, it was a common custom to take the green tomatoes, wrap them singly in newspaper, and store them in the basement, where they will slowly ripen over the next month or two. The flavor is not the same as vine-ripe of course. Personally, I enjoy making a batch of pan-fried green tomatoes in a cornmeal batter at this time of year. Check the next email for recipe ideas, to celebrate the closing of a wonderful tomato season! The tomato harvest began in early July and continued through September - a nice long picking season this year!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

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