September 9 & 12, 2009

Please remove the potatoes from the plastic bags this evening. They won’t keep well in plastic.

BUG INFO – Watch for bores in the turnips/root veggies (small white worms). Cut them out along with any brown spots.
Please wash the tomatoes and basil. The tomatoes were sprayed with copper about a week ago. The basil wasn’t sprayed but may have some overspray on it.
The broccoli might have cabbage worms. Soak in salt water.

Your Pre-Packaged Box this week includes:
• A nice bunch of carrots – I’m now removing the tops – let me know if you’d like some in your box one week or if you’d like them on the table. I’m composting them now.
• 2 - 4 sweet peppers (not bagged) – may include a green, sweet banana and/or gypsy pepper
• A bunch of swiss chard
• A bunch of collards
• 2 summer squash – we suggest using these in place of cucumbers. The small ones are good sliced with salt or in a fresh salad
• A bag of salad greens which includes a few types of lettuce
• A bag of Arugula and mesclun salad mix
• About 4 ½ pounds of potatoes. This is a mix of Kennebek (white), Sangre (red skinned), Fingerling (longer, red skinned), and Adirondack Blue (blue).
• 3 to 4 turnips
• 3 to 4 beets
• A baggie of sugar snap peas
• 1 kohl rabi

Optional/extra Items – Please take:
• Optional herbs – sage, thyme, oregano, rosemary
• Eggplant
• About 1 pound of green beans. These got a bit large – they didn’t let me know they decided to start growing again – they’re OK though.
• Basil
• Tomatoes – check the table to see how many to take - Either Brandywine (darker), Early Girl, San Marzano (roma), Amish Paste (roma) or Delicious
• Spicy peppers which may include: jalapeno, pablano (large green spicy pepper), cayenne (skinny red pepper), or mole (longer thin greenish-purple pepper – about 8” long). If you want to pick more spicy peppers, feel free to do so.
• Extra summer squash
• A melon – either a cantaloupe or a watermelon, depending on what’s there
• Today is mix and match flower day – help yourself to 8 or so stems of flowers.

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