A Farewell to Tomatoes — Knuckle Down News, Week 18

RUTABAGA

It’s mid-October and even if we don’t get a frost tonight, it’s time to call tomato season over. For those of you who are sad to see them done, there will still be a few cherry tomatoes from the greenhouse for a while to remind you of summer. Peppers and eggplants will also make their final appearance this week, unless this frost somehow passes us by and we get another warm spell.

Dramatic Leeks

Not to worry though: cold hardy greens and roots will just get sweeter and we still have lots of leeks, onions and garlic to get us through ’till November. We also picked up the first load of butternut squash for you this week and they look positively lovely.
The field has been soggy as can be this past week, so the garlic planting is on hold at the moment — but I’m looking forward to a few sunny days and hopefully we’ll get a dry enough window soon. In the meantime, there’s lots of harvesting and field cleaning to keep me busy!

 

Carrots in a Dangerous TimeThis weeks’ shares:

  • Butternut Squash (courtesy our pals at Eva Mae Farm)
  • Napa Cabbage or Spinach (depending on what you get last week)
  • Peppers/Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Rutabaga
  • Mustard Greens
  • Collards/Chard
  • Cherry Tomatoes

— Jenny

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