Week 7 – Pekarek’s Produce CSA

Hello folks!

Every once in a while something happens on the farm, that it makes everything else pale in comparison.  This week just such a thing happened.  We spend much of our time picking and harvesting produce.  Usually this means that we harvest things like zucchini and squash by picking them and then putting them into a bucket before bringing them back to the packing shed to be cleaned up and packed.

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This year we purchased a conveyor to cut out a couple steps. We attached the conveyor to the tractor and now instead of picking one bucket at a time, we are able to place the squash and zucchini on the conveyor which takes it from where we are picking up to a person on the hayrack behind the tractor. The person on the tractor cleans them and packs them right away.

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This week was the first time we have used the conveyor.  It was wonderful!  We can pick multiple rows at a time and don’t have to haul heavy buckets of produce all over the world.

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Vegetable production is looking pretty good around here this week.  We are getting a nice harvest of pickling cucumbers, so if you are interested in getting a half bushel or more of pickling cucumbers, give us a call.  Sweet corn is coming along nicely. We plant several times throughout the year, so we expect to have a supply that continues for quite some time.  Kohlrabi are doing great and we just picked the first couple of cantaloupe for the season this week.  There weren’t very many out there yet, but the ones that are were delicious.

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What’s in this Week’s CSA?

  • Sweet Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cauliflower*
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2 thoughts on “Week 7 – Pekarek’s Produce CSA

  1. We did not get a “letter” this week…but noticed in this message that sweet corn was on the list?? Also, what do I do with all those yellow squash???

    When it works, I would like small cucumbers to make seven day pickles.

    • Hi Delores, I’m sorry you did not get your letter this week. The bags of corn were sitting on top of each of the full shares in the cooler. There was one bag of corn left up there that I am sure is yours. You are welcome to stop and pick it up any time. We even have store hours tonight from 4-7 if that works.

      Yellow squash are amazing… I will post some recipes, but generally you can use them the same way you would use zucchini… pan fried, baked into a yellow squash chip, turned into yellow squash bread, or even deep fat fried.

      On the small pickling cucumbers, please give Ryan a call at 402-641-3305 to talk about what quantity and when you would like to get the cucumbers.

      Thanks
      -Katie

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