What's in the Box?
Notes From the Field
While we still have some summer fruits coming in from the field, you've no doubt noticed, along with the color of the trees, some changes to your box. Our cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant have spent a nice summer in our main hoophouse, soaking up the sun and bringing you all of the tasty dishes that highlight these warm months. With fall approaching quickly, and the night temperatures dropping, our plants have begun to slow down their production, and soon it will be a bit too cold, even under the hoophouse, for our Solanaceous and Cucurbit crops to keep going.
One of the big advantages of a hoophouse is it's ability to give us crops through all of the months of the year. We've already began the transition from summer to fall and winter within the main house; transplants of chard, peas, parsley, and kale, along with a seeding of cilantro, have begun to fill in the gaps. These crops are much hardier than their summer companions, and are productive even throughout the winter.
In addition to those fall staples, we will be trying out some different greens that you may or may not have heard of before. Chicory and endive are two leafy greens that are in the same family as lettuce, and resemble it in shape, but with a more bitter taste. We'll be growing those, along with a cultivated variety of dandelion (slightly different than those you find in your yard). Keep your eyes peeled for these tasty gems later on in the year!
Thank you again for another week of support, we hope you enjoy this week's box!
Assistant Production Manager
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