The first of the daikon and watermelon radish as well as a few fall beets and snow peas started to peek through the soil today. Friends Bruce and Kelly stopped by and helped Joyce and I put the fencing around the fall root crops before the bunnies discovered the new sprouts. It will be a few more weeks before the fall transplants of kale, lettuce and bok choy are ready to go into the field. Earlier in the week Julie and I spent a good part of Monday removing drip tape and cutting back the weeds with the tractor flail mower to prepare for the fall cover crop planting. Extra exciting news is over the weekend Judy and Michael of Thomson, Georgia came to pick up their first trailer load of certified organic hay. They have a herd of 14 alpacas that they raise for their wool and are thrilled with the high protein and quality of the hay I have raised. I’ve been working on this for a few years so it was super gratifying to see this come together.
Farm Food Favorite: Stewed Tomatoes & Okra
Cut up tomatoes into quarters and sauté with onions and olive oil. Simmer on stove for 20-30 minutes until tomatoes start to break down. Cut okra into 1 inches pieces and add to tomatoes. Simmer until desired consistency. Enjoy!
I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10:30 until 12:30 pm in front of Butlers Antiques on Main Street. Please bring a bag for your goodies.
Until next week…