Peregrine Farm News Vol. 14 #32, 10/12/17

What’s been going on!

Crazy July weather in October!  Gray, gray days with record low highs, super high humidity and tying records for daily high temperatures this late in the year, just ain’t right.

It took a day or so to recover from the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium, partly from the activities and then the 11 hour drive home through the rains from Hurricane Nate.  A great weekend with some really great presentations on Latino culture, food and civil rights in the South.  Outstanding meals from some of the Souths leading Latino chefs and excellent music!

Back to reality, spent much of the last two days on the tractor mowing crops and turning soil getting ready for the winter cover crop sowing.  The bit of rain we got the last few days has been just enough to make the soil work beautifully.  If all goes well, it will be done by Monday before the next rains come in.

Picture of the Week


Another gray day

What’s going to be at the market?

Only a few weeks left for roasting peppers.  Remember to come to the stand first to get your peppers into the queue and then when you are finished shopping your roasted peppers will be waiting for you.

All of the peppers are here in all colors and heat levels.  Lots of Sweet Red Bells; and good amount of Corno di Toros in yellow, orange and red; lime green Italian Cubanelles.  Sweet Pimentos and a few Spanish Piquillos.  Shishitos and Padrons for appetizers and Aji Dulces the Habanero flavor without the heat.

Hot peppers from mildest to hottest- Passilla, Anaheim (New Mexican), Poblano, our own Picante Pimento, Serrano, Jalapeno, Guindilla from Spain, Cayenne.

Beautiful fall greens.  Little Gem lettuce is back along with the Salanova mixed lettuces. Summer Crisp, Romaine and Green Boston lettuces.  Collards to go with the Lacinato Kale, tender and full of flavor.  Spigariello (Leaf Broccoli) as sweet green that we grow for Pizzeria Mercato, a quick saute.  Radicchio and Escarole in the chicory family.

Lots of beautiful Eggplant with Heirloom Italian and striped Nubia. Spaghetti and Butternut Winter Squash.  Cilantro, Italian Parsley.  Beautiful Fennel!  Sweet and tender Japanese Salad Turnips.  Red Radishes and Watermelon Radish too.  Baby Ginger and fresh Turmeric too!

The flower department is closed for the season.

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.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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