So tonight for dinner I had an appetizer of heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar with a glass of Traminette wine from CSA members Jabe and Barbara of the Noble Wine Cellar in Clayton. And then dinner was steamed Selma Zesta Pole Beans and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic. I say at Ladybug the pay ain’t great but the foods pretty good and the company not bad J.
Got an email from a friend this week who monitors rainfall among other things and noted that at my farm so far this season we are 47% wetter than average with a total of 50 inches of rain to date this year. Keep in mind crops need an inch of rain to do well – when it comes to rain too much of a good thing is NOT a good thing.
I keep talking about the watermelons but am excited – not only because is the first time I’ve grown watermelons but also they look awesome and that’s something I’ve not been able to say much this season. Also in the looking awesome department is the Selma Zesta pole beans which are 100% from my saved seeds. Yet another reminder of the importance of saving seed that acclimates to ones local conditions.
Farm Food Favorite: Green Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad
Snap ends of beans, break into one inch pieces and steam for 6-8 minutes. Remove from stove and dunk in cold water to stop cooking process. Drain beans then toss with small amount of olive oil or pesto. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and add to beans. Salt to taste. Enjoy!
I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10-12 at the Rock House Park. Please bring a bag for your goodies.