Autumn is also when we sow the green manure crops which protect the soil through winter and then become the hummus that feeds the plants next season. Peter was able to sow large areas of the farm last week with many of the mandalas being hand sown. Perfect timing to take advantage of the rain we have had.
The last sweet corn planting was not quite ready for harvest this week. the ears are not as grand as summer but we hope to include them in next weeks boxes.
We have also had two broccoli plantings ripen at the same time. As they are the same variety, seeded three weeks apart and planted into soil prepared the same way, we are really unsure why. This means that you will receive extra broccoli this week, but possibly no broccoli in three weeks. The best laid plans are still completely subject to nature.
Next weeks box should be good for stewing, with turnips, carrots, onions, rosemary and parsley. We hope to be able to start harvesting baby parsnips as well! There will also be mesclun!
Farm pickup is 2-5pm Fridays and 8-11am Saturdays. Box pickup is available at other times by appointment only.
NOTES ON STORING THE HARVEST Please check out our Vegetable & Fruit page on the website to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies. We envisage that many of the vegetables you are receiving this week will last for two weeks with careful attention to storing upon arrival. Although we do wash all the greens after harvest, we are washing to take the heat out of the plants and wash away some surface dirt, not to prepare them for consumption. We also spray a seaweed/herb brew about every ten days. While this will not harm you, it does have a taste. We do suggest washing your produce prior to eating.
Beans Bok Choy Broccoli Capsicum Carrots Garlic Leek Onions Parsley Pumpkin Silver Beet Sweet Potato
Extras Chilies Eggplant Summer Squash Tomatoes Japanese Turnips Zucchini
You can search our recipes by looking for the key ingredients on our website recipe page
Please note - Photo is a randomly selected full share box with the inclusion of a whole photo -The full shares received pieces of 2-3 kilos.