1/2 lb. salad greens
1/2 lb. squash
1/2 lb. broccoli
1/2 lb. snap peas
1 bunch kale
1 bunch chives
Today's theme seemed to be "things in quantities of half a pound" and "alliums." I pulled a few of my spring-planted Copra onions for today's share. While this variety is technically a storage onion, the fact that it has been sending up scapes makes me doubt it's long-term storage capacities. So enjoy the fresh onion this week! Pungent but not too spicy, it can be sliced raw into cole slaw or slowly cooked as a base for sauteed kale or broccoli.
My CSA harvest also coincided with the rest of my garlic harvest, which I started yesterday afternoon. These days of long rain mean I needed to take advantage of dry weather while it was around - it is preferable to pull garlic when it has "dried down." Thankfully the farmhands, Sara Joy and Owen, were able to pull, bundle, and hang the last six beds of garlic while I harvested for CSA customers. I am deeply grateful for their help.
A sunny afternoon also meant I was able to mow; the grass just hasn't stopped growing. Tomatoes look strong and healthy, and also still hard and green. Sometimes I fear they will never ripen, but maintain their teasing presence in the greenhouse. I know I just need to be patient. Snap peas, however, continue to grow up and above my head; the zucchini and summer squash are starting to take off; raspberries set ripe fruit on the canes. I can wait for tomatoes.