>Summer Week 7: Fava Beans, Dandelion Greens, Fancy Lettuce

Fava Beans
• “Chesnok Purple” Garlic (this variety has a strong flavor, and roasts beautifully)
Dandelion Greens
Collard Greens
• Heirloom Lettuces:
Bronze Arrowhead, Deer Tongue, Speckled Amish Bibb, Blushed Butter Cos, or Flashy Green Butter Oak

“Rival” Apricots from Rama Farms in Rockport or Cherries from Tonnemaker Orchards
I was only able to get enough apricots for half the fruit shares, so people at the end of the week will get cherries again.

There isn’t much to pick this week. Soon the green beans will be ready, and the season is much longer, so don’t despair if you didn’t make it for peas. Pea season is always short, and this year even shorter than usual.

Green and Yellow Snap Beans
Green and Yellow Romano Beans
Cherries & PEACHES for Fruit Shares

The continued hot, dry weather has been hard on some things—the peas are done for, and the spinach patch bolted. But we’ve been watering nearly continously lately and other crops are just on the cusp of readiness. I’m so excited that we’ll finally have zucchini and summer squash next week, and the beans are flowering, so they’re just a week away, and the broccoli plants have 2″ heads inside their canopies, so I’m guessing two weeks. The basils are still recovering from transplant shock, but are finally starting to kick into gear, so they don’t have far to go either. I know this week is a little bit slow, but next week we’ll be zooming up into the land of bounty again.

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