Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bean Bonanza

(Hrs: Th 8a-7p, F 9a-6p, S 9a-3p)

First off, let me say tomatoes are still coming in...patience, my children. There weren't enough ripe tomatoes for a whole unit for each member, so instead Pete decided to give each member a free tomato. I know it's not enough to cook with, but you can have a nice tomato salad or sandwich. The weather just isn't quite hot enough for them to ripen as quickly as we would all like. Patience...

There are green bell peppers this week!
bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomato
bell and jalapeno peppers , and tomato
Also new this week is sorrel. I think the best way to use it is in soups or small amounts in salads. But you may have your own personal ideas! Feel free to share them in the comments.

Bean Bonanza

Yes, there are THREE, 3, three different types of beans offered today. Be sure to take some home!
Haricot, Romano, and Green beans
Haricot, Romano, and Green beans
So, there were lots and lots of items to choose from at the Farm Stand. Here is the full list of what I saw Thursday:
  • Cucumbers, Lettuce Mix
  • Carrots, Celery
  • Potatoes 
  • Leeks
  • Dried Onions and Garlic
  • Sorrel
  • Kale and large Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Zucchini and Squash
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Beans -- Green, Haricot, and Romano
zucchini and squash
Beautiful squash
There were also a few free items. These are not seconds, but Pete's way to give us more choice while some crops are still coming in: tomato, jalapeno pepper, parsley. Amounts are currently limited for these items.

Vendor Items

New this week is Bluefield Farms Maple Syrup. It's in Mason jars and is (in my opinion) the most awesome maple syrup I've ever had. It's super-local from right here in New Paltz. Be sure to get some today. Store it in the refrigerator or freezer for longer term storage.

The quiche and butter have been restocked.

Major Weed Wacker

Major Weed Wacker
Major Weed Wacker...
Ian was mowing down some serious weeds between two fields with this major weed wacker. (Yes, I'm referring to the tractor, not Ian.)

Flowers Sneaking a Peek

Members can cut their own flower bouquet. Be sure to stop on your way out and cut a nice bunch. The zinnias are now starting to show their faces, so please cut them to help them flower more and more. I'll end here with two flower photos. See you at the farm!


more zinnias

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