Can you believe it’s the last full week of August already?! The season seems to be flying by. We’re just over halfway through the CSA season and in the midst of enjoying tons of summer veggies! But now is the time of year when we really start to look forward to the slower pace of the fall. It’s beginning to feel like fall is just around the corner, especially with the (slightly) cooler temperatures we’ve been enjoying, the sun setting earlier each day, and people heading back to school.
Harvesting seems to consume much of our time these days. While this means we struggle a bit to stay on top of our weeding and other tasks right now, we know that the slower pace of September and October also mean slower growth of the weeds and the end of planting new crops. Prepping for the fall continues at full speed right now, as we continue to clear out veggies from earlier in the season and rush to plant our final successions of greens and roots for you to eat. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed the mixture of refreshing summer veggies and hearty fall veggies that September has to offer, so I’m looking forward to the coming months (in case you couldn’t tell)!
For now though, we should definitely savor what’s left of the summer, so here are some of the things you’ll find in your share this week:
Tomatillos or Okra
Beans or Shishito Peppers
Sweet and Hot Peppers
Kale or Chard
Edamame (probably just 1 or 2 plants per person this week–we tried to give it all out last week, but our estimate when harvesting was just a bit off!!)
This is a great link to a page that can give you more ideas for what to do with all the summer savory you’ve been getting (seriously, it’s the herb that keeps on giving!). I’m particularly interested in the marinated tomato recipe and the black bean soup recipe, but there are also simple recipes for green beans with savory and a savory butter: