In the share this week:
1 bunch carrots
1 bunch french breakfast radishes (pictured)
1 bunch green onions
2-3 green peppers
1 bag salad mix
1 bag spicy salad mix
1 bag arugula
Thoughts from Farmer Anna:
It's a mega salad share this week! Lots of greens came on at the same time and I wanted to make sure to get them out to you before the temps get too cold. Luckily, so far we haven't had below freezing temperatures, but it looks fairly likely tonight. All of these greens are tucked in under row cover and should be fine. I'm really excited about the arugula because it's really looking nice. We've had some fungal disease that attacks the roots of the plant when conditions are too wet, so this dry fall has actually been beneficial for it. I love the spicy, nutty flavor of arugula and since it's chilly outside I was thinking a warm arugula salad sounded good. You can also mix in your spicy salad mix (baby mustard greens) for more color, flavor and texture:
The french breakfast radishes are also looking fabulous this week and have benefited from the drier weather. I'm thinking that a roasted root medley would be an awesome side dish to make this week. You can include carrots, radishes, and some turnips and sweet potatoes if you have some left from last week:
We are saying a final goodbye to the tomatoes and peppers this week and will be working on pulling them out of the last two hoophouses tomorrow. Our winter greens plantings will be scaled back this year, but we are planning to plant spinach and kale in one or two hoophouses. We need to do some repair work on the two smaller hoophouses and I need to make time to work on the house this winter as well. It's tough not to fully plant up the houses, because I know many of you would love to have greens all winter. I'm thinking it will be a good opportunity to rest the soil for a while and wait to get some early spring plantings going instead.
Hope you all have a great week!
Thank you so much for all the work you and your crew do. The veg are always so delicious.