Harvest season is in full swing here and it is awesome! Onions are finished and winter squash is starting to fill up the bins in our storage room. Watermelon and cantaloupe are getting sweeter every day, and the corn! The other holiday we wait and wait for all summer- sweet corn is finally ready! We grow an organic bi-color variety called 'Luscious' it is really sweet and we just love it. Our flower garden is in full bloom right now, this is my favorite field on the farm despite that it is by far the weediest field- I think that is due to the fact that Shane has deemed it my territory to maintain.
The other new thing this week is Tomatillos! They might not be the most exciting, but harvesting them is pretty fun. When the tomatillo is ready, it's husk has split open and it hangs a bit lower to the ground on the plant, and there are tons of them! Here is my basic recipe for tomatillo salsa-
-1 pint tomatillos
-1 lime juiced
-almost a full bunch of cilantro chopped
- 2 Tbl. onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Remove husks from the tomatillos and simmer in a pan of water until they are tender usually just a few minutes. Then chop the tomatillos and stir everything together. We topped our grilled vegetables and quinoa with this last night it was delicious!
This week in your share
Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweet Corn,
Eggplant, Garlic, Onions, Herbs
Sweet Pepper, Kale or Cabbage & Tomatillos