- FROM THE FARMERS
In my relatively short life on the farm, one thing that I have come to count on is that it gets dry after July 4th, and pretty much stays that way until we get the tail end of some hurricane in September. I don’t want to belabor the oddity of the weather this year (especially because I’ll be compelled to do so next year, and the year after that as well), but the dog days we are in now hardly resemble those of my memory. I’m used to planting spring crops in the mud, and fall crops in the dry weather of late summer. But this year has been so wet, we’re dealing with the same issues we were in April.
Timing and weather are everything. And most of the time, both could be better. Regardless, it’s time to preserve the summer crops for use throughout the winter. If the timing is right for you, let us know and we can put together an order of canning tomatoes.
p.s. next Friday, August 23rd, come out to the farm for a twilight walk. We’ll have a sweet treat and a fire. 7:30 p.m.
- THE PATH TO NO TILL & KSU Small Farm Grant
We rolled down our first cover crops last week. With all the rain we’ve had, we were still able to get in the field and plant. We do have a concern that the cover crops will not dry down because of all the moisture, but we’ll follow up next week with more details on the results.
WEEK #15 CSA SHARE CONTENTS
ALL OUR PRODUCE IS NOW CERTIFIED ORGANIC!
- CHERRY TOMATOES
- BABY SQUASH
INTERESTED IN CANNING TOMATOES? GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. GIVE US A CALL AT 859-661-1501 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
FARM NOTES & EVENTS
- TUESDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 3:30-6:30 PM
- THURSDAY – MADISON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET, 10:00-1:00 PM @ EKU
- SATURDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 9:00-12:00 PM
- SATURDAY – LEXINGTON FARMERS MARKET, 7:00-12:00 PM
FROM THE KITCHEN
Almond Flour Veggie PizzaCrust ingredients: 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1Tbsp. grapeseed oil (I think you could easily substitute olive oil) 1 egg
Mix dry ingredients; add wet ingredients. Stir well. Grease cookie sheet well and turn dough onto it. Press flat with your hands. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Needs to start to brown slightly. Remove from the oven, and add pesto or sauce and top with veggies and cheese. I like to roasted the veggies slightly before putting them on pizza.
Good luck and enjoy!