From August to Autumn — Knuckle Down News, Week 9

We were off the farm at a lovely wedding near Ottawa this past weekend and I must say the evening air felt positively Autumnal. Sure enough, I returned to the farm to find lots of lovely winter squash beginning to turn a tell tale Orange!
There is still a hot summer sun out today though for this last week of Summer Holiday, it is hard to believe it is back to school next week.

Your share this week will definitely look like summer, with guest Cantaloupe making an appearance. The melons I planted are just too far behind and our friends over at Footstep Organics have an over abundance so I just couldn’t resist bringing some in for you.

Another exciting treat this week is fresh edamame! It has been a few years since I have grown it,  but sometimes you just have to have a little fun with your garden planning. If you are unfamiliar with it, edamame is a variety of soybean grown for fresh eating. Preparing it is simple, you just rinse the pods and toss them into boiling water for five minutes, drain and toss with salt. Yum!
The fresh beans should be used within three days, so if you aren’t going to enjoy them right away just boil them and then pop them into the freezer for another time.
Sincerely,
— Jenny
This Weeks Share:

  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Edamame
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Chard
  • Zucchini or Cucumber
  • Cantaloupe (courtesy of Footstep Organics)
  • Herbs

Edamame

Incipient Pumpkin

Covert Squash

Morning