Our garden is flourishing in the wonderful summer conditions we have had recently. The lack of moisture and warm dry conditions favor the up and coming heat loving summer produce. We are able to irrigate the crops which require more water while leaving others dry. Keeping the foliage of plants like tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cucumbers and sweet peppers dry is essential in preventing many diseases which can greatly reduce crop yields. We are certainly grateful for the stretch of seasonable weather we have had.
What a weekly harvest of Summer Squash! The conditions have been perfect and the picking abundant. This week in your CSA share there will be mixed varieties of summer squash and zucchini.
This morning the bees were hard at work throughout the fields pollinating the plentiful blossoms. Thousands of immature cucumbers, eggplant and peppers are appearing quickly.
Butter-Crunch Lettuce is one of Stoneledge Farm's Favorite lettuce.
Below is a link to a tasty herb dressing. You can add your summer savory to this recipe as well!
-Purslane, very well cleaned and drained
-2 Tbs olive oil
-1 small onion, peeled and diced
-2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
-salt & pepper
Cut cleaned purslane into small bite size pieces.
In a large frying pan, add oil and heat to medium high.
Sauté onion, add garlic and continue 30 seconds more.
Add the greens and sauté about eight to ten minutes, or until tender.
Lower heat and allow any accumulated liquid to evaporate, about five minutes.
Add salt & pepper to taste.