Peregrine Farm News Vol. 9 #22, 8/29/12 Turkey Reservations

What’s been going on!

Great farm dinners last week, it was good to see many folks we knew at both events and we certainly enjoyed everything we ate.  Many thanks again to the chefs and staffs at both Elaine’s and Panzanella.  The amazing cool August weather continues, sure does make getting things done a lot easier as our momentum has certainly been slowed.

As promised early in the year, this week marks the start of Turkey reservations.  We always wait until Labor Day when we have a better idea of how many birds will actually be available. By the time they get this old they are usually pretty hardy but even now we can lose some to one thing or another.  There will only be about 65 birds available this fall and they are all the larger Broad Breasted Bronzes.  All the information about what kind we have, how much they will be and the order form is now on the Website for easier access.

Look for the order form either at the top of the page or near the bottom under “How do I reserve one of the special birds?”  You can easily download the Word document there.  We will also have the order forms at Market on Saturdays through the end of the month.  I can also tell you that with the “Frequent Flyer” reservations, nearly a quarter of them are already spoken for.  I will continue to update how many are available on the website.  Don’t wait too long.

Standard late summer projects going on. Most of the big tomato planting has been taken out.  We are slowly winning the battle with the grass, maybe this big mowing push will hold us until the end of the season. Soil samples need to be pulled and sent in so we can be ready the end of September for the big annual soil preparation.  Pick pepper, pick peppers, pick peppers.

Picture of the Week

Happy birds in front of Betsy’s giant popping sorghum

 What’s going to be at the market?

Forgot to say last week that we are now done for the year at the Wednesday market, not enough product to do both and way too many projects to get started.

Another robust day roasting last week, many weeks to go.  In sweet peppers there is a good supply of red, yellow and orange Corno di Toros, light green Cubanelles great for salads and sautéing, and Purple Bells.  The red, yellow and orange colored bell peppers a much better supply this week.  More of the Spanish Piquillos too.

In the usually-not-hot-but-on-occasion varieties just a few of the Aji Dulces, the habanero without the heat.  Lots of the appetizer peppers the Japanese Shishito and the Spanish Padron.

In hot peppers from, least to hottest, we have Passillas, a few of the very rare Basque Esplettes, Anaheims, Poblanos, our own signature Picante Pimiento, Serranos and Jalapenos, Cayenne and red and orange Habaneros

We still have great Basil, Red Onions and those beautiful Italian heirloom Eggplant.

Zinnias to give us some brightness.  Plenty of Crested Celosia with large velvety heads.  Plume Celosia the bright wispy cousin to the Crested.  Lots of great Lilies, both fragrant Oriental and non-fragrant Asiatic.  Beautiful Bouquets!

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex and Betsy

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