Today's bags contain a bit of romaine lettuce, turnips two ways, carrots and thyme. The Romaine is a little smaller this week than it has been. This is probably partly because of the cooler, shorter days, but I suspect it also has to do with it being in a less fertile part of the field. This particular planting was very uneven in size, but we're getting enough good heads to give out this week.
The Juane du Doubs carrots are doing well and there are some really large ones. This is a good fresh eating variety, but I think it stands out more as a cooking carrot. On top of the yellow carrots we've also harvested a few Golden Ball turnips and tossed their tops in as well. I think of turnip roots as a perfect thing to chop up and roast, perhaps with some chopped up carrots, and maybe with some thyme, which we've also included in the share this week. The turnip greens are great lightly sautéd with a bit of added white vinegar, or maybe some hot sauce at the end.
After packing the shares and before running deliveries this afternoon the full farm crew (more or less) got out into the new fields to spread two of the biodynamic preparations. These are spread to improve life forces in the fields but beyond that they're also a great excuse for us to all get together and run around in the field like crazy people swinging cedar boughs. It's a real team building exercise!