Although it isn't officially fall until next week, I'd say it is time to get out the stew recipes. This week we'll be giving out the first of the winter squash, so it must be fall. It was so nice to have one last blast of summer at the beach last week. The cool weather that is here now along with the first week of school for Bea will see us settling in for a nice fall. Things are looking so different on the farm now with a lot of the old crops mowed down. The dry weather has also taken away the lushness of the summer. Plants are starting to die back - potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash. That being said there are still lots of young and tender fall greens coming up - beautiful salad, golden chard, spinach, mustard greens, arugula. The cool weather is just what these greens like. All they need now is some rain!
Attached is a photo of Cody harvesting Kale before sunrise.
Here's the harvest:
scallions, onions, delicata winter squash, sweet peppers, salad, arugula, chard, kale, "new" fall carrots, beets, tomatoes?, eggplant?...