This week all of the onions have been harvested and CSA members Gabriella and Manuel were at the farm this week to lend a hand with the first half of the garlic harvest. The garlic and onions are in the solar sunroom where they will air dry and increase in flavor and nutrition over the next couple of weeks. This week we’ve done a lot of hand weeding and mulching of the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash and more.
I’m super happy to report the bees have found the squash and zucchini and the row is again buzzing with activity. Picture of me in the 80 foot squash and zucchini row with the nasturtiums planted to deter the squash bugs. I have to say this is the most beautiful plants I have ever grown J We also harvested the first pole beans today and they will be in tomorrow’s share. It was beetle juice cocktail that saved the day. The bean beetles were horrendous with all the rain this spring so I blended up the beetles with Dr. Bronners soap and a hot pepper from last years crop. It worked to keep the bean beetles from destroying the crop!
Farm Food Favorite: Squash and Zuc Canoes
Cut your zucchini in half and scrape out the center and with the pattypan cut out the center. Cut both into small pieces and set to side. Roast zucchini and squash in a small amount of water until tender. In a skillet sauté the cut up squash and zucchini with onion, fresh herbs, bread crumbs and ground beef. Add to roasted zucchini and squash to make your Canoes. Enjoy!
I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10-12 at Fromage. Please bring a bag for your goodies.