Peregrine Farm News Vol. 12 #22, 8/20/15

What’s been going on!

Students are back and so are we!  Despite the dampish week we have been back at it since Monday.  Good time off and we even got to the point where we couldn’t remember what day it was.  Lacey was the winner with a week in Maine, Jennie got in a trip up to D.C. and a few days camping in the mountains.  Betsy and I knocked around doing a variety of things including a scenic tour of Eastern North Carolina with stops in Wilson, Kinston, Pink Hill and Clinton!

Before heading off, Jennie and Lacey worked hard to get more fall crops in the ground and cultivate the established ones so they were in good shape for the week while they were gone.  Since their return the planting and cultivating has continued and we are right on schedule.  The tearing out of the tomato plantings has begun with the little tunnels completed but the Big Tops still to go.

As projected, pepper roasting will begin this Saturday with mostly Anaheims and Poblanos and a few Corno di Toros.  The sweet Red, Yellow and Orange Bells are running a bit behind but should give us some for next week.  Don’t worry we should be roasting through October.  The weather looks to be clearing and actually a fairly pleasant day to commence with the hot job of running the roaster.

Picture of the Week

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Another foggy morning, super tall Poblanos in the foreground.

What’s going to be at the market?

Right on schedule the late Lisianthus crop has begun with purple this week.  The first cutting from a late planting of colorful Zinnias. The wild felt like Crested Celosia’s are plentiful in more colors each week.  Sunflowers and Tuberoses.  Of course lovely mixed bouquets.

The last of the Tomatoes this week but almost all the peppers.  Corno di Toros and Cubanelles in sweet peppers.  Anaheims, Poblanos, Passillas, Jalapenos, Serranos, Cayennes, Picante Pimento in hots.  There are a ton of Shishitos for appetizers and other uses along with Padrons and the first Aji Dulces, the habanero without heat.

Some beautiful early fall Radishes.  Basil and Cilantro.  Green Onions and Sweet Red Onions.  We have a new crop of Callaloo, an amaranth green, sautéed in Jamaica like spinach.  Yukina Savoy another fall green is back too along with Summer Crisp Lettuce.  Spaghetti Squash.

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, Betsy and Jennie

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