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Of Cabbages and Copra onions


Greetings,

We’ve added red and green cabbage this week, as well as Copra onions, a strong cooking onion that stores well.

The scallions are from the fourth and last planting so they’re much smaller than the recent large ones from the third planting.

We have a little arugula from a small planting that went into some extra space in the hoophouse. More plantings are on the way.

Potatoes have come down in price a bit this week. If you’ve gotten red potatoes recently you might wonder why some of them aren’t so red. The variety Dark Red Norlands has always done that as the harvest season progresses. I’m not sure why. It affects appearance, but not the quality of the potato.

Lacinato kale will probably come and go in availability. It’s generally slow-growing and, like all the other brassicas (cabbage, broccoli etc.), is planted in the lowest section of the field which means that this year it’s roots have been wet for much of the season. This contributes to slow growth. Today’s heavy rains aren’t helping! If I could have predicted the weather I would have planted them higher up (useless thought number 20 million and 2).

Thank you as ever for your orders.

Tim