Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. We had the best harvest week of the year, and maybe one of the best in recent memory. I'll get right to it, starting with the "first harvests" of the season.
I picked the first artichoke, as always petite compared to supermarket size, but so much fresher!
Two "Halona" muskmelons/cantaloupes had slipped from their vines, indicating full ripeness, as if their fragrance wasn't enough of a tell.
We ate the larger one, and I gave the other to my MIL. Why would I do such a foolish thing? Because I knew an even larger one was getting ready!
|Halona weighing 3.5 lbs|
Words cannot describe how good it tasted, both standalone and with a little prosciutto.
|Brandy Boy (hyb)|
|Andiamo (hyb) and San Marzano (OP)|
The other San Marzano replacement is "Granadero." I tried it last year and the plant did not do well, but this year looks great. The fruits are solid and heavy, and look more like Roma.
Speaking of Roma, it too started coming in this week. It's another of our canning workhorses.
|Roma (OP det.)|
For continuing harvests, The Kitchen Goddess picked some of the last blueberries.
|Monday non-tomato general harvest|
|Monday tomato harvest|
|Tuesday tomato harvest (mostly)|
|Friday part 1|
|Friday part 2|
|Friday part 3|
|Friday part 4|