NIKKI’S GARDEN IN FULL PRODUCTION………………..
This lovely space is in the north of part of the farm by the Tree House Trailer. The garden is named after Nikki, my Britany Spaniel, who now lives under the big oak tree. With a lot of great work by our intern Phil, it is one of the most productive spots on the farm. It is a total mixed world based on how much sun reaches each row. The basil beds have been amazing .
The coolers are filling up. we are at about 20 varieties now. And we are starting to pick the ones we hold until October – December. Wonderful apples that we can share soon !!! And remember that smalls and 2nds go at $1.50 a lb.
PRUNE PLUMS – We will have both varieties and possibly Damsons next week. The squirrels may have pre-sampled a lot – so please send requests now and we will set some boxes aside in the cooler.
HERBS – BASIL, YES STILL !!!!
TOMATOES – AT LAST !
Finally tasting like they should. Better quantity on cherry mixes. Slicers still slow, but sugars are coming up! Whew !
TOMATO WEEKEND –
September 24th and 25th .. Family day on Saturday the 24th , Dinner Sunday the 25th. Come and camp out in the apple orchard! Erik Guiterriez from Sweet Rose Creamery will be joining Tim Veatch, one of our North County’s favorites.. Menu includes slow smoked brisket, abalone and lots of tomatoes ! An evening of great food, great folks…
Price List for September 9th
Cost per Unit
|Apples||Gala||Small size, perfect for caramel apples.||$3-4$||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Apples||Melrose||From Ohio – a wonderful tart dessert and cooking apple.||$3-4$||lb.||Very small quantity|
|Apples||Mutsu||Solid green — one of the best all-purpose.||$3-4$||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Apples||Pink Pearl||Fabulous apple – pink inside, more so this year?? Salad!!!||$3-4$||lb.||good quantity|
|Apples||Jonathan||A good sweet/sharp balance and a slightly soft (Macintosh-like) texture.||$3-4$||lb.||good quantity|
|Tomatoes||Cherry mix||Sungolds and friends||$3-4||pint||good quantity|
|Onions||Torpedo / Lunga di Firenze||Fabulous Italian and Portuguese onion – for the grill, carmelizing and roasting||$3||lb,||Fair quantity|
|Peppers||Shishitos||Tender and sweet – not too large!||$10||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Greens||Rustic Arugula||From the house gardens||$9||lb,||Limited quantity|
|Greens||Spigariello||This week mostly the baby heads||$8||lb,||Limited quantity|
|Greens – loose||Minutina||Loose and in bunches – great salty citrus taste.||$8||lb.||Good quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3||Best for salad ! Kale, chard, chicories, endives||$24||3# case||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Basil||Italian green -super tender and sweet||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Basil||Purple – Purple Ruffles and flat||$2||bunch||Fair quantity|
|Herbs||Basil||A sort of Indian basil, milder than true Tulsi, wonderful for fish and broths||$2||bunch||Fair quantity|
|Herbs||Basil||Ball and Spicy Globe||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
|Herbs||Marjoram||Sweet and tender – good big bunches!||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Lemon verbena||Tender spring cut from pots in the houses||$3||bunch||Good quantity|
|Herbs||Mints||Spearmint, peppermint, choco-peppermint, Persian and some apple.||$2||bunch||Good 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||$16||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Scented Geraniums||Rose, ginger, lemons and more||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
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