RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES –
AND OUR SUPER SWEET SHISHITOS ….
The heat does help things ripen!!! As we head out to pick and pick Sungolds, mixed cherry toms and great slicers. We have only a medium harvest of slicers but the texture and flavor makes us smile.
Shishitos are starting to come on and Nardellos right behind. Hot stuff a way off still.
Volume is down from last year, but quality is up! New varieties – Jonathan, Elstar, Hudson Golden Gem, White Pearmain and three more on the way. :) Roxbury Russet, Braeburn and Melrose.
Spigariello will be short as the during this heat the bugs are starting to win the wars, so this will be a slow time. But we are planting lettuces and endive to be ready for the cooler weather.
SHISHITOS – really wonderful sweet flavor and a nice smaller size.
SUMMER SQUASH –
Along with the three straight Italian varieties that we have been picking all summer, we now have Sunburst and our favorite round Italian heirloom. It has such a full flavor. The first pick always includes some really large escapees and they are seedless and tender — and the flavor is the best!
Really wonderful sweet flavor. Not a lot – but coud be the best :)
HERBS & FLOWERS –
Basil – purple and green. Lemon verbena looking fine !!! Flowering oregano is almost done, so time to cut back and hope for a hit in early October. Tarragon on its second flush. Good amounts of chocolate and orange mint. Geraniums still okay !!! Yea !!!
Price List for August 28th
Cost per Unit
|Apples||Elstar||tart !!! And firm||$3||lb.||4 cases|
|Apples||Hudson’s Golden Gem||Heavier russet, incredible pear-like heirloom.||$3||lb.||7 cases|
|Apples||Jonathan||Salad – medium tart.||$3||lb.||10 cases|
|Apples||Mutsu||Solid green — one of the best all-purpose.||$3||lb.||9 cases|
|Apples||White Pearmain||Firm, sweet – all-purpose, a favorite||$3||lb.||8 cases|
|Greens – loose||Castelfranco||Loose leaf mix of creamy leaves with red markings||$7||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3||Kale plus chard, red dandelion, minutina.||$19||3# case||Limited quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #4||Kale mix — up to six varieties.||$19||3# case||Limited quantity|
|Greens||Purslane||Juicy and rich flavor, happy under the oaks||$3||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Lemon Verbena||Wonderful tender leaves with good oils as well||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Mints||Spearmint, peppermint, choco-peppermint, apple mint , orange||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Rosemary||Three varieties, some better for sticks and others sweeter flavor.||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Scented Geraniums||Rose, ginger, lemons and more||$12||lb.||Good quantity|
|Herbs||Scented Geraniums||Rose, ginger, lemons and more||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
|Peppers||SHISHITO||Nice size. Tender and very few hot ones.||$8||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Tomatillos||Windrose !!||Super sweet , even great used raw||$2-$3||lb||Fair quantity|
|Tomatoes||CHERRY MIX||Sungolds mainly||$3||pt||Limited quantity|
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