It became apparent to me on Tuesday that winter is on the way. Yes, I know that fall just started, but already it feels blustery. As I was picking the tomatillos, I was actually shivering — my light sweater was not cutting it. I think we probably have two more bi-weekly shares left.
Nevertheless, a great farm share this week: one head of lettuce, 1.25 lbs of greens (I split them between chard and arugula), a head of cabbage, 1.25 lbs. of onions, a head of garlic, a bunch of turnips, a bunch of radishes, two eggplants, three summer squash, as many cukes as you wanted (they were considered “seconds” but looked great to me), and PYO tomatillos. I skipped the PYO basil because I was too lazy to walk to the other field and the PYO flowers were looking sad. I’m thinking of using the chard tomorrow to make Dara’s Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Chard and Onions. I also plan on making some salsa verde this weekend with the tomatillos. Such a treat! Maybe I’ll do some quick freezer pickles with the extra cukes. Jake has been sick this week so he hasn’t been eating them like he usually does. We’ll see.