It is obvious now that the sunlight hours are waning because everything is blossoming. Cucumbers, beans, winter squash, summer squash, and even sweet corn are all putting out blossoms and tassels as they prepare for fruit and seed. The cucumbers, melons, and sweet potatoes are hustling to vine out and take over one of our hoop houses, creating a sea of green. We have shifted in a big way to harvest mode as the summer squash and tomatoes have started producing. Enjoy the fruits of the season!
Parsley - The groundhogs kept our parsley mowed for us for a few weeks there, but now it has grown in enough to offer it to you. Use in all your cooked dishes and raw salads. Flower Bouquets - Call ahead to preorder a bouquet, or come to the store and see if there is one that strikes your fancy.
Summer Squash and Tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ½ pounds medium or small zucchini or other summer squash, thinly sliced 2 garlic scares, minced 1 pound ripe tomatoes, grated Salt freshly ground pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped or slivered fresh basil Heat 1 T. olive oil over medium-high heat in heavy skillet. Add squash. Cook, stirring until lightly seared - 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Add rest of Olive oil and chopped garlic scares. Cook less than 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes. Add squash back into pan, salt and pepper, and reduce heat. Cook until tender and tomato have become a sauce....
Marton came to us a few weeks ago after finishing a job in Georgia. He is from Montana and has been a huge contributor as a WWOOFer during a very demanding time at the farm. When he's not picking peas and tedding hay, you may see him riding his Unicycle around the Schoodic loop.
Consistently sunny weather is moving this growing season right along! We can certainly use rain at this point, but the plants are thriving. The summer squash is sizing up quite nicely, the green bean patch is revealing many blossoms and baby beans, tons of yellow blossoms are showing up in the cucumber patch, and the sweet potato vines are becoming a sea of foliage.