Farm-Fresh Food: What’s Picking This Weekend?

Helloooo, farmies! Here’s your crop update for August 12, 2011…

You can pick your own peaches, cukes, zukes, eggplant, peppers, herbs, and flowers. Plus there’s much more at the farm stand, including potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, onions, blueberries, and canteloupe.

Must be something in the air. We got a bazillion calls about hot peppers this week. Luckily we have about a bazillion hot peppers.

You can cook with them, sure, or just hang them on your door.

Zucchini and cucumbers are easy picking in the front field, a few steps up the gravel driveway. Can you tell the difference between cukes and zukes?

You can snip three kinds of basil right in front of the farm stand.

Chocolate sunflowers — kinda goth, sorta badass.

Our tomatoes are taking their sweet old time. You might find a few ripe ones this weekend, but what’s probably going to happen is they’ll all go nuts in about 5 days — so stay tuned for tomatoes to be the topic of our next big crop alert.

Meanwhile, down at the farm stand, you can get them picked, polished, and packed. Such as these marvelous orbs of tomatitude.

Peaches, too! You pick and we pick. The next wave is ripening as we speak. And remember, if you pick an unripe peach, give it 1-2 days on the kitchen counter and it’ll be dribble-down-your-chin juicy.

Eggplant season won’t last forever, but the Eggplantapalooza after party is still kicking. You all did an amazing job picking eggplant last weekend — you’re making eggplant cool again.

Blueberries. Just add mouth.

And a sneak preview of autumn apple harvest… a few earlies from the dwarf orchard.

And that’s a wrap. See you at the ‘Creek.

Remember — Crops come and go. Crops ebb and flow. We can’t guarantee exactly what you’ll find when you visit, but we try to provide WEEKLY crop alerts on our blog and DAILY updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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