Week 15 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA

Dobry Den!

Does it feel like fall yet?  Although we are still seeing several days with temperatures in the 90s, the evenings are beginning to cool off and the crops are suggesting that it is time for fall.  The sweet corn is finished for the year and I pulled the last of the beets this week.  There are no more broccoli transplants and the only thing left to put in the ground are the lettuce and kohlrabi growing in the cold frames.

We often think of sweet potatoes as something grown and eaten in the south.  But we have been trying to grow these babies for the last couple years and have had some success this year.

Sweet potatoes are packed full of nutrition.  They are full of beta-carotene (vitamin A) and a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and manganese, with additional nutrients like potassium, iron copper and vitamin B6.

So how do we dig so many sweet potatoes?

With a pitch fork of course!

Sometimes our techniques for harvesting large amounts of crop are technical and advanced – other times, the job just calls for a pitch fork!

What’s in today’s bag:

This week’s full share has:

  • Seedless Water Melon, Slicing Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes

This week’s partial share has:

  • Seedless Water Melon, Tomatoes, Slicing Cucumbers, Zucchini

Recipe Suggestions

Be sure to check out this week’s recipe. 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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