Week 2 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA

Dobry Den!

Who doesn’t love a little Czech in the morning?

It’s been another warm week at Pekarek’s Produce.  We watched the rain clouds roll in – and then right on by last week.  So Ryan has been extra busy just trying to keep water on all the crops. Even so, we have had a remarkable spring and are very thankful for everything.

Our tomato plants are growing beautifully, but when they get too big they start to get floppy.  So Ryan and the crew have gotten the chance to remember the joys of doing the “stake and weave” on the tomatoes.  It’s basically the same idea of giving a tomato plant a trellis or cage to grow up, but much more efficient on a larger scale.  You put a stake between every two tomato plants and then weave a string between the stakes and through the plants to hold them up.  Strings are added several times throughout the season.  We are not harvesting tomatoes yet, but soon we will see the “fruits” of labor!

What varieties do we grow?  Primo Red, Sunstart, Scarlet Red, Lemon Boy, BHN 589, BHN 876. Mountain Glory, Mountain Magic, Plum Crimson, Plum Regal, and Celebrity Supreme to name just a few.

Did you know????

There are two types of tomato varieties: Determinate and Indeterminate.  Determinate means that most of the tomatoes ripen at the same time…their timing is determined if you will.  They tend to be shorter and bushier.  Indeterminate means that the tomatoes will ripen over an extended period of time. Once the tomatoes begin to ripen, they will continue to produce throughout the summer, often up until the first hard frost in the fall.

What’s in today’s bag:

This week’s full share has:

  • Zucchini
  • Radishes
  • Shelling Peas
  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Snow Peas
  • Onions

This week’s partial share has:

  • Zucchini
  • Radishes
  • Shelling Peas
  • Beets
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes

Recipe Suggestions

Fried, shredded, or baked  – it’s all delicious.  This week try some baked zucchini sticks or chocolate zucchini bread!

If you have a recipe to share, email it to pekareksproduce@hotmail.com or include it in the comments section.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions send us an email or give us a jingle and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew

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