Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baby Vegetables!  From carrots and summer squash to fennel and artichokes- you can find them at the Common Man, Green Cup, Hen of the Wood, Pitcher Inn and East Warren Community Market!

The Heirloom Tomato Salad is back at the Common Man and once again selling out every night!  Who wouldn't choose a plate of perfectly sliced colorful tomatoes, dressed with a bit of fresh pesto and shaved pecorino cheese?  Yum!

Small Step shitakes soon at the Big Pic!!  All you have to do is submerge those darn inoculated logs in water and whala! Mushrooms!!

This will be the 6th week at the Waterbury Farmer's Market!!  Come stock up on Thursday from 3-7pm with all the vegetables you could possibly desrire!  Peppers, tomato, eggplant, tomatillo, potato, lettuce, herbs, cabbage, kale, chard, fennel, leek, onion, garlic, artichoke, and the list goes on!

At this time in the season we are busy keeping up (or attempting to keep up) with harvesting!  But that's not all!  We continue to weeeeeed.....and we also quickly turn over harvested beds!  After a bed is harvested we quickly take the drip tape off, add compost and organic fertilizer, disc and/or rototill,  then immediately transplant or direct seed.  Since there is only 2.5 acres of cultivated space we need that empty bed. 

Uh oh...the light at the end of the farming-season-tunnel has been spotted!  An admittance to being tired is never a good thing!!  But, new inspirations and company are coming to Small Step because we must say goodbye to Amanda's 3 days/week for her to return to being a 4th grade teacher.   So, there may be new faces at the farm to fill her shoes on harvest days.

Don't forget that you can easily purchase Small Step veggies at Mehurons!  What is local at Mehurons?  Well....each week we supply them with Kale, Chard, Parsley, Green Leaf Lettuce, Zucchini, Basil, and sometimes scallions!

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