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week 12 update

Hi all,

The fruit share this week will be gala apples, yellow peaches, and
Ozark plums. I spoke with Ginger this evening and she told me that
Tree-licious Orchards, once again, will be hosting AppleFest on
Sunday, October 10th (Columbus Day Weekend)  to benefit the Children’s
Center at Montclair University.  Beside a wonderful apple picking
experience for the family, there will be face painting, games and
other foods to enjoy.  Ginger will send us a flier soon with more
details but I thought I’d let you know now so you can put it on your
calendars.

The vegetable share will be:  tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beets green
beans or edamame, garlic, sweet corn (conventional), melon or
watermelon, choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries, tomatillos,
red onions, and choice of an herb.

It is an off week for Havenwood Farm.  Ken mentioned that the turkeys
this year are not doing well and he does not think he will have any
for us for our Thanksgiving dinners.  He will let us know for sure
very soon so that we can make other arrangements.  Meanwhile, the Sept/
October order form for eggs/poultry etc is posted on the Google
Group.  If you haven’t sent yours in yet, be sure to get it in the
mail asap for next week’s delivery.

Best,
Enid

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Starbrite Farm Update #14

Hi Folks,

As predicted we received some much needed rain this past week, a total
of a little more than an inch, that fell mostly as drizzle and light
rain over  four days.  Such a protracted period of precipitation makes
the harvest more challenging, especially for the potatoes, which had
to be dug by hand, without the help of the potato digging machine.
I’m not complaining though, after such a dry summer we’ll take
whatever we can get, and be grateful for it. Now it seems we’re
engulfed in another heat wave, but it should break by Friday and we
get another chance of rain as the high pressure moves in.

We are still picking melons and watermelons, although the peak
production is past. What we have at the moment are mostly smaller
watermelons.  We were unable to harvest many edamame soybeans last
week, so some groups did not get any as promised. If you were one of
those members who did not get soybeans, you will this week. The same
is true for eggplant.

We are bringing in loads of tomatillos at the moment, so start
searching for recipes…  These green (sometimes purple) paper husk
covered members of the tomato family are the main ingredient in salsa
verde, the Mexican condiment.       They are not picante as many
people assume, the heat coming from the chili peppers which are added
to the salsa. Salsa verde is very simple to make just  boil them until
soft, pour off the water,  and put them in a blender with onion, hot
peppers (or not) and salt to taste.

The share for this week will be: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beets
green beans or edamame, garlic, sweet corn (conventional), melon or
watermelon, choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries, tomatillos,
red onions, and choice of an herb.

Enjoy!
Farmer John

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