The harvest has shifted to late summer crops as you will notice in tomorrows share of veggies - Spaghetti Squash, Butternut Squash, Okra and of course Tomatoes. The Crowder Peas are just developing and I hope some will be ready for our last delivery next week. This time of the season harvesting takes up most all of the farm time – that and of course, mowing. I orderd fall amendments this week but soil testing and planting fall crops is still not yet on the “to do” list.

I went on Sunday to the Ugarden at UGA to visit with my friend Noelle that runs the medicinal herb part of the farm. I am growing several medicinal herbs this season including holy basil, ashwaganda, red clover, st. johns wort, calendula and chamomile.  I learned so much about different varieties and we discussed harvesting and curing. Attached is a picture of me with a tray of calendula, chamomile and a fully loaded rack of holy basil harvested that morning from my farm that will be dried in the shipping container dehydration system at Ugarden. Am looking forward to returning in a few weeks to help with their herb harvest and learn more these amazing plant allies.

Farm Food Favorite: Soy & Sesame Shishito Peppers 
Ingredients: Shishito peppers, Grape or Sesama Seed Oil, Red chili flakes, ¼ cup Soy sauce, Sesame seeds with Lime wedge and Coriander as garnish 
DIRECTIONS Blister the peppers on high heat with Tbsp oil. Once peppers are softened, add chili flake and salt. Add soy sauce and simmer until reduced by half. Finish with sesame seeds and garnish with lime wedge and coriander. Enjoy!

I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10-12 at Fromage. Please bring a bag for your goodies. 

Until next week…

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