Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mostly Photos This Week

The wasps and bald-faced hornets (above) have reached the sweet tooth time of year.  I'd prefer they eat the hummingbird food to the peaches and apples still on the trees.

We harvested our first corn.  Only the bi-color variety was really ready.  But next week...

Slicing cucumbers, English cucumbers, and pickling cucumbers.

Washing the radishes and beets.  No one wants a dirty root vegetable!

Elephant garlic.

I dug a few fingerling potatoes.  The weather was miserable on Saturday (high of 63 on the last weekend of August), so it felt like one should eat potatoes.

This is where the potatoes came from.  I wasn't too impressed with the yield.  I will say that the hilling meant that none were sun-scalded, but they were none to plentiful or large.

I just like this array of vegetables.

Our stand this week.  Note Ozzy the Farm Truck (1950 Chevrolet) in the background.

Yes, the regular eggplant are in with the fairy tales.  Until they produce enough of themselves they have to share a basket.

Beans from Arrowleaf South--Shawn's parents are better farmers than we are this year.

Jalapenos were so popular that I didn't manage to get the photo in time.  Also, we're almost out of kohlrabis (to the right).  Need to pick more jalapenos next week.  People like them best.

Grey shallots.  They've had a bad couple of years--a long story which is better left untold.  They hung in there though and taste good.

I think customers arrived so I didn't get the rest of the garlic photographed.  In garlic news, we've finished cleaning the Wildfire and Thai Fire (these two are sold out), the Georgian Crystal, Premium Northern White, and Romanian (have been at the market).  This week we finished Thermadrone and Metechi and Teri tells me she went back out and started on the Nootka Rose.  For the last three, once we pull out next year's seed we should have them at market.

Squash blossoms are stunning.  People were excited to stuff them; most sold to people who were going to use them.

From the left, beets, tiny cilantro, tiny radishes, bigger cilantro, leeks, beets, potatoes.

When onions are ready for harvest, the tops fall over.  Then you pull them out and let them cure.  The top will die back and then you trim it and the roots and then it's ready for storage.

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