While the watermelon is not too surprising — Farmer Frank works hard to get us watermelon several times each summer — the carrots are. Carrots are better suited to a little cooler weather, as sometimes the heat will make them bolt (go to seed). When that happens, the carrots become woody and tough. A quick look-see didn’t show any sign of bolting, so they should still be tender, but perhaps the last of the season.
This week we also picked up a flat of heirloom tomatoes. When the tomatoes are producing like gangbusters, we can purchase tomatoes in bulk. It’s a great deal, but we need to have plans in place to use them rapidly, so you’ll probably see a few tomato-based recipes over the next week or two.
Between the flat of tomatoes and the watermelon (and goat cheese and eggs), we had to make several trips to haul all our produce to the car. All told, we picked up:
- Eggplant (8 small)
- Watermelon (1)
- Little Sweetie Glendale Gold onions (1 basket)
- Tomatoes (1 basket)
- Carrots (1 bunch)
- Verdolagas, also known as purslane (1 bunch)
- Sun Jewel melon (1)
- Red LaSoda potatoes (5)