This Weeks Veggies – Aug. 20th – 24th

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Patty pan or scalloped squash. Cute, sweet and tasty. Try some.

It seems the fall-like weather we’ve been having all through August is going to take a little break with some “real” summer temperatures coming our way over the next few days. As pleasant as it’s been working the garden in such cool weather, I have to admit that eating ripe, juicy tomatoes with a light jacket on just doesn’t feel right somehow.
So, uncover your arms and enjoy some tomatoes as nature intended, with a little warm juice dribbling down your chin!

Here’s what to expect:
Beans – green, romano, yellow wax, and Dragon Tongue
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel- I only plant a few bulb each year and they’re ready now.
Peppers – green and possibly a few red ones
Hot Peppers
Radicchio – just a couple of these
Scallions
Tomatoes – Heirlooms, beefsteaks, plums, cherries and more
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

Weird winter weather

In a winter where the coldest temperature was 9 degrees F just after Christmas 2011, we have had only 2 or three inches of snow and none stuck more than one day except for the crazy foot of snow that fell on October 30.

Rainbow Chard withers in the freak October snow

The Kale and Collard greens, after slowing from the one cold night and surviving  2 nights of an open gate that let the deer in, have come back and are producing a fair amount of greens.

The kale in mid February

The brussel sprouts that never matured in during the season have had some weird winter success.

The brussel sprouts are a little late