News From the Farm
We finished harvesting our garlic crop last Friday. It's always a great relief when it's all hung to dry in the big upper hay mow of the dairy barn. Every day we visit the big space, climbing the stairway, sliding the squeaky door open, the light dims as you walk inside with the shadow of the hanging garlic above your head. With a stooped walk, we check the big barn fans to make certain the motors aren't hot (a fire danger) - we have them staggered across the floor to help move air around and dry the garlic quicker. You can smell the garlic as it mingles with a century of hay dust. The big barn always impresses me with its beauty and magnificent size.
Now that the garlic is out of the ground, we can focus on harvesting with many crops on the verge of explosion -- tomatoes and some peppers are blushing, eggplant, broccoli, zucchini and more cucumbers. Many of these crops are harvested every other day......which means little available crew time for getting in the last of the fall brassicas that need to be transplanted. But we our seasoned crew and somehow we managed to get the crops harvested for this weeks box as well as transplant the kale for fall harvest. Next on the list is the last broccoli succession as well as cauliflower and romanesco.
Eat well everyone and happy cooking,
Mat & Cate