Friday, August 1, 2014

Market Menu August 2, 2014

Did you know that salsa has recently passed ketchup as the condiment of choice? We are starting to get a blush of red on a few tomatoes and should have some  fully ripe by next week. We have a few tomatillos, jalapeƱos and lots of cilantro. Can you
spell salsa?
Beautiful raspberries! Credit: Reed Petersen
Beautiful raspberries! Credit: Reed Petersen

Congratulations to Reed for his "best of show' at the Olmsted county fair last week with his Walla Walla Sweet onions. They are beautiful, and have amazing mild flavor. For those that like things a little zippier, we have Chipolini onions and sweet red onions.

Time to freeze or can beans. We will have 5 bushels of these amazing french filet beans. See Brian's post this week on how to freeze beans.

Our second crop of baby red and Yukon gold potatoes is starting this week. With the severe winter we managed to avoid Colorado potatoe beetles completely, so the potatoes this year are beautiful.

Andrea finished harvesting all the garlic this week so it is in the process of curing. We will bring some of the first heads again this week. Nothing like fresh garlic to note the peak of summer's fresh flavors.

The basil is really doing well and we will start to offer the gallon bags for the same price as lettuce this week.  Here is a post on 10 ways to use fresh basil.

We will have the following items at the Farmers Market for Saturday, August 2, 2014 (New items are in Bold Print)

Charcoal (Biochar) - good for your barbecue and good for your garden soil. Want to create a coral reef in your garden, click on the link to see how.

Worms Farms and worm castings for your youngster or your compost pile. For more infromation on what is a worm farm, click on the link.

Salsa - Brandywine, Cherry Tomato, Roasted Roma, Hot'n'Sweet, Jalapeno Jelly (yum)

Red and Yellow Tender Baby Potatoes
French Fillet Green Beans, lots and lots
Baby zucchini and patty pan.
Squash Blossoms
Walla Walla Sweet Onions - Walla Walla Wonderful
Robust Red Radishes - Bunches and Bunches
Green Sweet Onions
Dried egg plant (see recent blog posts on how to use and recipes)
Cipotle Smoked Peppers
Smoked Sun Dried Tomatoes
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Dandelion Greens
Fresh Spinach
Arugula, Wild Arugula
Spring Mix
Red Russian Kale
Baby Kale - Excellent Supply
Dinosaur Kale
Quattro Kale
Basil - a good quantity

Herb plants for this week,
  • Basil - Sweet, Italian
  • Chives
  • French Tarragon
  • Apple Mint
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Spearmint
  • Peppermint
  • Orange Mint
  • Mojito Mint
  • Mint Julip
  • Greek Oregano
  • Italian Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Parsley - Italian, Curly
  • Lemon Thyme
  • English Thyme
  • Oregano Thyme
  • Silver Posie Thyme
  • Caraway Thyme
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
Fall Garden Plants: Broccoli, Cucumber (3 varieties)

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