August 13, 2021

The weather this week felt about as far removed from fall weather as possible, but looking at the vegetables definitely is suggesting the approach of fall. I have started pulling my dry beans and hanging them up to finish drying, and the first winter squashes are starting to show their mature colours. I expect I will harvest the first of those soon.

For now, though, it’s still summer vegetables: lots of half-runner beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Well, weather permitting. The half-runners are already picked, but the peppers and a few other things remain to be picked and the weather this evening is rather stormy. So treat the list below as extra tentative. — Sydney

This week’s items (subject to change until late Friday evening)

LATE FRIDAY UPDATE: We got most things harvested, but the thunderstorms did keep us from getting everything. So no fresh crowder peas and the only potatoes I’ll have will be the Red Golds.

Items we plan to have at the market this week (an asterisk indicates unusually limited quantities):

  • Beans, dry (Peregion, Pinto, and Rosso di Lucca)
  • Beans, green (Carminat and half-runner)
  • Beets, loose (Badger Flame, Chioggia, and red)
  • Cowpeas, dry (Black Crowder and Whippoorwill)
  • Cowpeas, fresh shell stage (Black Crowder)
  • Eggplant*
  • Granola (Pecan Cushaw)*
  • Lavender
  • Microgreens (Peas and Tokyo Bekana)
  • Okra* (Hill Country Red and Jing Orange)
  • Peppers (banana, red Carmen, cream and green bell, jalapeno*, Jimmy Nardello, red Lesya, and Leutshauer Paprika)
  • Potatoes (Carola, Purple Majesty, and Red Gold)
  • Summer squash (Cousa, Pattypan, Yellow Crookneck, and Zucchini)
  • Sweet potatoes (Murasaki)
  • Tomatoes, cherry (Green Bee, Matt’s Wild Cherry, and Sungold)
  • Tomatoes, slicing (Chef’s Choice Orange, Eva Purple Ball, Thorburn’s Terra Cotta, and others)

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