August 17, 2022

Yesterday’s rain left a little nip in the air this morning. Although autumn is still a month away, I can feel it coming. Winter squash is getting bigger, salad mix should be returning before too long, and apples are just around the corner. We have been having such a lovely monsoon season after a few dry years that I feel like I’ve lost the ability to predict when certain crops will taper off or come into peak season. So I’m just enjoying what comes while it is here and I hope you are too!

This week we have another beautiful bag of sweet Italian peppers (along with shishitos), which seem to be supersized this year. Our family slices these up and eats them plain, but they are delicious in salads, soups, sautés, and scrambles as well. Broccolini is also in baskets again this week, as well as summer squash. If you are feeling overwhelmed by having these items several weeks in a row, try chopping a bunch of broccolini and squash, sautéing them until soft, and layering them into a lasagna. I made this easy meal last week and my kids loved it. They said, “it tastes like normal lasagna, but healthy!”

Have a great week!

What’s in your basket – August 17th

Broccolini – Whipstone Farm
Pepper mix – Willowbrook Farm
Radish sprouts – Camptown Greens
Red onions – Willowbrook Farm
Red fingerling potatoes – Whipstone Farm
Summer squash – Whipstone Farm
Tomatoes – Willowbrook Farm

I’ve never seen such big sweet Italian peppers!

Spaghetti squash are almost ready at Willowbrook.

Birds have discovered the tomatoes.

Misty morning at Whipstone Farm.