Monday, July 7, 2008

Veggie Newsletter Week #13

Full Share:
Tomatoes - 3# - $9.00
Sugar Baby Watermelon - 1 - $3.00
Onions - 2# - $5.00
Cucumbers - 1# - $2.00
Basil - 1/4# - $2.50
Jalapenos - 4 - $1.00
Green onions - 1 bunch - $2.00
Garlic - 1 head - $1.00
TOTAL: $25.50

Half Share:
Tomatoes - 2# - $6.00
Melon - 1 (or 2 smaller) - $3.00
Serrano Peppers - 5 - $1.00
Onions - 1# - $2.50
Arugula - 1/4# - $2.50
Garlic - 1 head (or 2 small) - $1.00
TOTAL - $16.00

As a reminder, for those of you who chose the payment plan, the second half of your membership ($162.50) is now due. Thanks!

Whats in your box...

More tomatoes. I need to post a list of the varieties we grow because I know a lot of you are getting different fun colors/shapes/sizes/flavors. I'll get on that really soon.

Full shares are getting watermelons - they're supposed to be small, the variety is Sugar Baby, and boy, oh boy they are sweet! As many of you may remember from last year, I have a chronic problem of not quite knowing when a watermelon is ripe. If yours isn't, just let me know and we'll try again. Half shares are getting cantaloupe or tropical melons. These I am much better at picking ripe, mostly because they change color from green to orange or yellow! The cantaloupe have orange flesh and the tropical (Galia) melons have a green flesh. Both should come to you fully ripe and ready to eat.

We're starting to see the first of the peppers. The little hot peppers are always ready first, with the green bells, which will eventually turn to red bells, coming along a few weeks after. Use these peppers in salsas along with your tomatoes and onions and garlic. Yummy. I am still working on the cilantro. All this rain helped the seed to finally germinate, so we'll see how it goes from here.

Arugula - it was a success! Again, all the rain (as of this morning, Monday, we have gotten 3.2 inches for the weekend, a big, big relief) helped them grow and its so refreshing to have some greens in the summer. Arugula is a bit spicier than lettuce, a lot of people will mix 1/2 arugula, 1/2 lettuce for a salad, many others eat it as is. Its wonderfully delicious wilted slightly and put over fish or pasta.

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