8.23.2018

It might be hot outside but it is time to be thinking about fall crops.  We prepped 3 three rows for fall greens, winter root crops and garlic last week.  I direct seeded kale, daikon and watermelon radish, beets and carrots as well as did transplants of kale, lettuce, bok choy and kohlrabi.  I am missing greens to eat but it will be early October before any of those crops are ready to harvest.  Interestingly many folks don’t plant fall veggies but in my experience they grow much quicker than spring with the warm soil and temps and there is very little insect pressure.   

This weeks Farm Food Favorite is the Crowder Pea. The seed for this crop came from Rabun County native J.L. Watts.  He has been growing “Crowders” pretty much his whole life and he told me he eats a bowl of “Crowders” every night before he goes to bed (he recently passed away at 93).  About 8 years ago he gifted me 1 pound of seed and I have been planting them ever since.  Thank you J.L. 

Farm Food Favorite: Crowder Peas!
Shell and place in salted water. Add a few pea pods cut into 1 inch pieces and add to salted water for flavor.  Simmer all for 15 minutes or desired texture.  “Crowders” go great with cornbread.  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…

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