Posted by: csacrownheights | August 31, 2009

This week’s veggies 9/1

Full Share

  • 1 bu. basil
  • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3 pcs beets
  • 2 eggplants
  • 3 heads baby bok choy
  • 1/2 lb Chinese long bean
  • 1 bu. arrugula
  • 1 pc summer garlic
  • 1 bu. U-choy
  • 1 yellow watermelon
  • 2 lbs summer squash
  • 2 lbs slicing beef tomatoes
  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes

Partial Share

  • 3 pcs Hakurei turnips
  • 2 eggplants
  • fresh snap beans
  • 1 bu. arrugula
  • 1 bulb Kohlrabi
  • 1 lb slicing beef tomatoes
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes

Message from Farmer Fred:

Tomorrow Tuesday, September 1st, is your CSA week #  13 delivery.   Attached is the list of the planned harvest of items for your boxes.
One customer commented how delighted she was that we grow our vegetables organically, and that we didn’t use any sprays.  I quickly pointed out that growing organically doesn’t necessarily mean that we never spray pesticides.  There are many times that I do not spray anything on our crops.  As a certified organic vegetable grower, I do have the option to use many types of organically approved materials for pest control when necessary. 
On those occasions that I have to spray something for a particular pest problem, be that disease or insect, I have choices of biological, botanical or other environmentally friendly pesticides to apply.  
As with all fruits and vegetables grown organically or conventionally, it is recommended to always wash your veggies before eating them.
Be well,
Fred & Karen
PS.  As you may notice on the list, we just started our harvest of super sweet Watermelons.  We only had enough for the full shares and only enough of these smaller Yellow watermelons to give to you in Crown Heights.  For your information, we also had only a few red Watermelons, which we gave to the Dumbo full shares. ( We simply did a coin toss to see which group would get which color.)  They are both great, but since the Red variety is larger in size and since we had even fewer of these, the Dumbo Full CSA Group will have to slice each melon in half to set up their distribution for the full CSA members.
As we go through the harvest in this field, hopefully we will have enough to do another distribution to all the CSA members.  If we do and if the varieties permit, we may give you the larger Red Watermelon on the next occasion.  If so, who ever sets up the distribution then will need to bring a large knife to cut the watermelon, and perhaps a roll of saran wrap to facilitate the distribution.  I know this may present issues, but I for one, would rather have a half a watermelon of any variety than none at all.  If and when we get to that point, they should be tasty enough for those that love them not to mind the juice.  Hope you love them as much as we do!


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