Friday, September 3, 2010

Picket Fence Farm Newsletter #14

Picket Fence Farm Happenings
Season 2 Issue #14

What’s Happening on the Farm

Well, we have been planting some cool weather far lettuces, spinach and broccoli raab. We were also able to set up our first low tunnel. It worked out great. We will also be experimenting with raised bed systems and deep mulch in the garden. Next week we will have sweet potatoes ready. We dug a couple today and they are is just too muddy to dig them all after the rain we’ve had the last few days. We have eggs for sale now too, so if you are in need of some let us know. They will be $3.00 per dozen. We can have them ready on the day you pick up your produce as long as we know ahead of time what you want.

What’s in the Box?
Tomatoes-Big Beef, Celebrity, Roma, Lemon Boy
Cherry Tomatoes, assorted varieties
Okra- Clemson Spineless
Cucumbers-Tendergreen, Diva, or Lemon
Green Beans--**Saturday deliveries only this week**

Recipe Ideas
These recipes come from

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups white sugar
6 cups sliced cucumbers
1 cup sliced onions
1 cup sliced green bell peppers

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes. Place the cucumbers, onions and green bell peppers in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Transfer to sterile containers and store in the refrigerator.

Grilled Okra
1 pound fresh okra
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup Cajun seasoning

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Roll the okra in the melted butter and then in the Cajun seasoning. Grill the okra until charred, about 2 minutes per side.

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