Friday, August 29, 2008

August 30th Market

I realize it's been a month since we last posted anything. I can assure you, we've been very busy. Planting for the fall, putting up a walk in cooler, working the WIC markets, planning 2009 CSA...lots of stuff happening these days. The dry weather and late July and August have slowed our fall plantings but over the last two weeks, we've been able to catch up. We're harvesting lots of ground cherries, tons (literally) of fingerling potatoes and also baby leeks. The leeks are really nice, having up to 12 inches of blanching on the shank. Sorry to all you devotees of our salad and lettuce mix, the dry weather is just not helping. We expect to have greens again in the next week or two.

In our most recent harvest trip to Fremont I took some pictures for you. These are the beautiful, and delicious Austrian Crescent Fingerling Potatoes. Remember this, the next time you buy fingerling potatoes from The Wayward Seed Farm, they are fresh. Dug from the ground less than 24 hours before market!

So finally, a market report of what you might find at the market this weekend...

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries
King Richard Leeks
Collard Greens
Purple de Milpa Tomatillos
Sweet Peppers (an assortment)
Heirloom Tomatoes
Sweet Corn
Chioggia Beets (maybe)
Green Mountain Potatoes
Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes
Ruby Crescent Fingerling Potatoes
Aphrodite Cantaloupe
Crimson Sweet Watermelon
Eggplant (Fairy Tale, Japanese)

1 comment:

Lester and MiMi said...

Jamie.. the squash.. what can I say. YUM. Steve cooked the ugly green squash, very simple with just olive oil. I'll be buying more next week!