The season is starting to wind down, but the bounty is still plenty. This week, I headed into the fields to pick 2 quarts of green beans as well as some basil. I was supposed to pick a pile of tomatoes too, but it had rained and they didn’t want us pulling the tomatoes off the wet plants.
Here we go!
1 bunch of celery
1 bunch of chives
1 bunch Swiss chard
2 red sweet peppers
1 bunch radishes
1 small squash/zucchini
lots of mixed greens
Below is a picture of this weeks U-pick: 2 quarts of beans + as much basil as I could grab! (I already made a big batch of pesto this weekend!)
This is a picture of the 4 different “kinds” of beans that I picked. The speckled one is called a “Purple Dragon Tongue.” The “dragon tongue” has become a favorite of mine, almost tasting like a cross between a snap pea, and a green bean.
I have a Moussaka recipe that I will be sharing this week. It’s perfect for the cooler weather!
Much of this weeks pickup is going into the freezer. With the warm days dwindling, I’m taking advantage of all that I can to ensure that my freezer will be worth raiding come mid-January!
Enjoy the final week of summer!