Sangre Potatoes and Okra

At right you can see a nice crop of sangre potatoes, included in both the half and full shares this week. There is one new item in your CSA share this week: okra. Janna eats it raw while harvesting. There have been a lot of people asking for it in Sioux City. No one asks for it in Sioux Falls. I wonder if that has anything to do with the person at the market for the farm? Feel free to put in your requests to either of us when you see us at the market.

We have another two large spaces empty on our land that are being put to buckwheat for smothering weeds, adding organic matter, and building soil tilth. I hope we timed this just right so the plant is large but not going to seed at our first frost, so it dies and then we can let it lie there until spring planting time.

There is lettuce in the share again this week, and there should be more available into September.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the fall share!