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The final share… for now at least

October 12, 2009

Come grab your final share, and hurry, because it’s supposed to rain and there are some perishable items in there. Don’t forget to grab some extra tomatoes from the bucket next to the boxes if you’re interested (although I can’t imagine having “too many tomatoes), and grab a watermelon from the box as well (they didn’t fit in the individual boxes!).

Here is what you can find inside:

– Watermelon – like last week, they are yellow-fleshed melons, and super delicious

– Cantaloupe – some of these may look underripe, but we had to pull everything before the impending frost, and we cut open a small one and to our surprise, it was ready and delightful

– The usual chard/bok choy blend – put it on pizza!

– Peppers – multiple different varieties, but all on the hot side…

– Carrots! We overplanted  these carrots and thought the competition might have made it too hard for these guys to go anywhere, but to my very pleasant surprise yesterday, I was able to pull a very respectable amount of small, but still worthwhile purple carrots…

– Tomatoes… this week you’ll find cherry tomatoes and the regular blend of roma and brandywine ripe tomatoes. With those ripe, red tomatoes, try this: http://goodstuffnw.blogspot.com/2009/10/saving-it-for-later-revisited.html. We’ve also thrown in a bunch of green tomatoes. It’s green tomato season, and as Nadine alluded to in an earlier post, most people are at a loss for things to do with their green tomatoes. The tried and true path is to make fried green tomatoes, but here are some other ideas: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Relish/How-To-Use-Cook-Green-Tomatoes-In-The-Kitchen.aspx?utm_content=10.09.09+FG&utm_campaign=FG&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email. That “cheesy crust” recipe looks deadly… 

That should cover it. A special thanks to Jon and Micah (MVP of harvest and preserving help!) for helping Nadine and I pull everything in yesterday.

Cheers!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Beep permalink
    October 12, 2009 9:25 pm

    Thanks and Congrats on a successful season! We enjoyed every delicious share…can’t wait til next year : )

  2. nadinelew permalink
    October 12, 2009 10:49 pm

    amen, sister! you’re a tremendous writer. thanks for saying what i’ve been thinking.

  3. jon basile permalink*
    October 12, 2009 10:54 pm

    I have some ideas on the horizon for next season!! Homemade bread and a Dirtbox logo, just to name a few!

  4. Polly Basile permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:45 am

    Loved reading your blogs throughout the season, Nadine and Alix! They are inspiring and informative and always create a chuckle or two…..Great job on your first season and I’m sending good gardening energy for dirtbox years to come.
    ~Jon’s mom

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