Posted by: csacrownheights | September 21, 2009

This week’s veggies 9/22

Full
2 lbs. Fingerling Potatoes
2 eggplants
1 Head Green Boston Lettuce
1 Head Red Boston Lettuce
1 bu. Mixed Carrots
1 Head Gr. Cone Cabbage
1 lb Baby Squash
1 lb Beans
2 Heads Baby Bok Choy
1/4 Red Watermelon
2 peppers
2 Mixed Beets
2 lbs Cherry Tomatoe

Partial
1 lb. Fingerling Potatoes
2 eggplants
1 Head Boston Lettuce
1/2 lb Beans
1/4 Red Watermelon
2 peppers
1 lb Cherry Tomatoes

Greetings:
Fred returned from the watermelon field with enough to include them in the CSA Shares this week! Because some of them are quite large, you’ll have to cut sections for every CSA member this week to divide up the shares properly. We hope you enjoy it as much as he did! The fingerling potatoes are a popular item this year and we are happy to be able to include them again this week. The string beans may be purple, yellow or green. The purple beans will lose their color upon cooking. As soon as they turn green, they are done.
Tomorrow, September 22nd is the Autumnal equinox (from the Latin aequinoctium, meaning “equal night”) at 5:18 pm EDT. The sun’s rotation crosses over the equator giving us equal daylight and darkness (12 hours each). The full moon closest to the Autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. For us this year, that will occur on October 4th. It is called the Harvest Moon because the farmer’s would use the natural light to work into the night to bring in their crops. These days we just have lights on tractors!
Be well,

Fred & Karen

PS. On your distribution list, you’ll note that the partials and the fulls will get a quarter section of the large watermelons. That is what we expect to harvest, so unless it comes out differently, please plan on bringing another large knife to the distribution site to facilitate dividing up the shares of melon.

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