It was a busy day at Gidget's Garden. I had two appointments to go to, and the harvest needed to be done. We do our main harvest on Friday, and then collect some of the more delicate items first thing Saturday morning. We want our customers to have the freshest food possible. During the week we harvest as we like, for our own needs.
|I started the harvest this morning with our sweet banana peppers|
|And then I moved on to our tomatoes and bell peppers|
|Then I had enough time to grab some of the cucumbers before my first appointment.|
I had to leave for my appointments, and some errands, so the rest of the harvest waited until Farmer D came home this evening.
|Roma and Better Boy tomatoes, the green ones were harvested by accident but we'll put them to use.|
|Eggplant was next|
|Farmer D does not like eggplant|
|The whole mix before sorting and rinsing. We'll take the less than perfect things for ourselves.|
|I'll grab the herbs in the morning.|
This is what we have for the market:
5 Gidget's Garden Samplers with a variety of tomatoes, a variety of peppers, a cucumber, and and variety of herbs
Cucumbers: Japanese, Space Master, and Lemon Heirloom
Tomatoes: Yellow Pear Cherry, Three Sisters, Champion, Orange Queen, Better Boy, Cherry, and Roma
Peppers: California Wonder Bell, Purple Bell, Sweet Banana, Jalapeno, and Pepperocini
Eggplant: Japanese and Common
Herbs: Pistou Basil, Purple Basil, Napolitano Basil, Italian Basil, Tri-Color Sage, and Rosemary.
|I'm going to grab some lemon rose geranium stems to put in a vase that I think will make our booth smell yummy|
|I think we'll have a couple Poblano peppers|
|And I know we will have some Armenian cucumbers. We ate the first one this week and it was fabulous.|
|Gidget is harvesting bugs, she has little faith that we'll ever raise any real food; like Salmon.|