This week we have been hosting three folks who work with Coyle Outside doing outdoor education. They have been camping by our greenhouses by night and leading a survival camp for kids during the day in McMinnville.
This evening we gave them a tour of the farm, and I brought along my camera so that I could share the mid-summer sights with you all as well. Join us on our walk!
We all loved our evening walk (even if it put dinner later than usual), and I hope you did too!
Enjoy this week’s vegetables!
Your farmers, Katie & Casey Kulla
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Meet this week’s vegetables: So much new flavors and textures in this week’s share! Since this is the first week for several of these items, there will definitely be some limits in place. We always want to make sure that everyone in the CSA gets the opportunity to taste the new things, even when they haven’t yet reached peak production.
- Figs — Fresh figs are a treat!
- Shiro plums — Juicy yellow plums
- Methley plums — Likely the last week of our juicy purple/red plums
- Apples — This may well be the last week we give out these Goldrush apples from storage … they are amazing and we still have tons in our cooler! However, the very first of this year’s crop is just about ready! So prepare yourself for a significant shift in apple flavor/texture next week. Here on the farm, the new crop of apples coming on signals that it’s time for us to do a thorough clean out of our largest walk-in cooler, to prepare for the beginning of the big late summer and fall harvests.
- Green peppers
- Sweet corn
- Green beans
- Fennel bulbs — Casey tried out a different variety of fennel this summer, and it grows enormous bulbs! You’ll be amazed!