Week 11 Shares

Finally some decent size leeks this year!  For shareholders that have been with us for the past couple of years, you will remember leeks that many times looked more like green onions, however this year with the combination of weed suppression, heat, and moisture, the crop sized up much better.  While they are a pain to harvest (dig, trim leaves & roots, wash, bundle), they have many favorable qualities.  One is that they make great potato and leek soup. http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/roasted-leek-and-potato-soup.html.  The other is that they are excellent practical joke props.  Simply place a leek anywhere there is a water pipe (under the sink, in the basement, in the laundry room, etc) and shout in a distressed voice: "there's a leak in the (fill the blank)"

part of this year's leek harvest

The chickens are starting to fill out, they just completed week #4, so they are about at the half way point.  We have a couple of hawks that cruise past once and a while and everyone heads for cover under the coop.  One had just flow past and nobody wanted to come out for a picture...

We started harvesting onions this week, which like the leeks, are significantly larger than in the last couple of seasons.  They take about a week to dry and cure, so they should start appearing in shares next week.

As some of the fall crops begin, some of the summer ones are coming to an end.  This week will mark the last appearance of zucchini, summer squash, potatoes, and cucumbers

Another great shareholder provided recipe that uses green beans, cherry tomatoes and basil.  We made this on Monday and everyone approved.  http://dfo-recipes.weebly.com/green-beans-and-tomatoes.html

This week's shares will contain:

  • Leeks
  • Green Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini or Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Apples - McIntosh