This week is another colorful and heavy bag. Our backs are still hurting from the cantaloupes, corn, and squash last week! This week the watermelons are sure to give us a workout.
This week's centerpiece is a large watermelon from the muck soils of Hartville. Kay (Pappy to some of you) grows the absolute best watermelons. They are generally huge but still full of flavor. Be prepared to share with neighbors and co-workers. Most will have seeds (those are the most flavorful), but they are all planted together and we can't really tell which are which until you cut into them!
In addition to watermelons, we'll have a colorful assortment of eggplant, carrots, grape tomatoes, beans (mostly a flat variety called Dragontongue), and onions. Each bag will also get a pound of Ohio City Pasta roasted red pepper linguini.
Last week you may have noticed the surprise concord grapes. With the rain early last week, they came on in a hurry so we had to take them early. This week's rain is bringing them on strong again, although we hope they don't burst from too much rain! Each bag will receive either concords or personal size (softball size) cantaloupes...but maybe both. The farmers haven't picked them yet so they don't know how many they'll get.
Wednesday group. This week you will get the spaghetti squash from last week. Kay couldn't get it all harvested in time for Wednesday so we didn't get our first shipment of it until Thursday morning. We are getting more today for you guys tomorrow.
Summer Week 14:
Small CSA Share
1 large watermelon
1 head green leaf lettuce
Approx 2 eggplant
1 bunch carrots with tops
1 pint grape tomatoes or Approx 1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes
1 quart concord grapes and/or personal size cantaloupes
Approx 1 lb red slicing tomatoes
1-2 onions depending on size
1 bulb garlic
1 lb beans
1 lb roasted red pepper linguini
Large CSA Share Small contents above plus:
1 lb bacon breakfast patties
1 bunch leeks or 1 head brocolli
3 lb bag potatoes
Same as small regular
Small contents, items below in replacement of pasta
broccoli (early week), leeks (late week)