Some great news late Friday which impacts us all. A jury in California awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper that jurors concluded got cancer from Monsantos Roundup weedkiller. And there are 400 more cases against Monsanto waiting to go to trial. This should finally put an end to this poison that has caused unbelievable damage to our planet – I say Good Riddance!
Welcome news is that the okra is starting to produce. I thinned the plants to a foot apart – more than I’ve ever done – but with the continued rains and limited sunshine I felt it best for this crop that prefers hot and dry. The picture shows the Red Burgundy Okra that has already been thinned and the Choppee Green Okra awaiting its turn with the sweet potatoes, peppers and pole beans in the back of the picture. Last week we pulled most all of the tomato plants – except for a few cherry tomatoes that are hanging on. 2018 will NOT be a memorable year for tomatoes.
This weeks Farm Food Favorite is the Flageolet Bean. Considered a specialty in France it is actually the interior shelled bean of the Selma Zesta Pole Beans that we had earlier this season. You can google it and find several recipes such as a Salad with the Flageolet Beans, Carrots and Rosemary. The traditional French way is to enjoy with tomato sauce and lamb.
Farm Food Favorite: Flageolet Beans – French style!
Make your red sauce with tomatoes and garlic and while simmering on stove add shelled Flageolet Beans. If including with lamb brown the meat first and then add to sauce and beans. Simmer until meat is tender. 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.
Until next week…