Lord willing...along with weather, bugs, gophers, rabbits etc- we have quite a bit at the ranch that will hopefully make it to market between now and late November:
*Berries- Logans next week with a few blackberries and possibly some boysenberries. Raspberries a flowering and are ripening as well.
*Garlic- California Early (Softneck) this week. Hardnecks Music and Romanian Red are curing. Hardnecks Duganski, Deerfield, Georgia Fire, Bogatyr along with Elephant Garlic will finish up in the next 30 days. French red and Dutch yellow shallots come out of the ground next week.
*Tomatoes- Heirlooms (Mortgage Lifter, Pineapple, Black Krim, Rutgers), Hybrids (Early Girl, Black Prince, Valencia), Paste (San Marzano, Margarita) and Cherries (Sungold, Supersweet 100) - green tomatoes on nearly every vine, a few weeks to patiently wait... We built a new garden this year to house roughly 100 tomato/pepper plants.
*Peppers- Hot (Big Jim, Joe Parker, Serrano, Jalapeno- Numex and Early) along with Sweet (Gold Marconi, Red Marconi, Bell, Pimento) Malawi peppers (for Liz Padgham) and Ancho (for my daughter Christina Young).
*Okra- hoping to get some of these to Carla Richter- Hill Country, Clemson Spineless, Jing, and Burgundy
*Cucumbers- alabi, wautoma, and national pickler
*Squash- growing now include winter squashes Tahitian and blue hubbard. Zucchini and yellow crookneck moving along
*Beans- Purple pod, Yellow, Blue lake and even some 'black eyed peas' for a customer that requested them last year.
We will have Tina's jams and breads later this year along with our freeze dried fruit and produce. Our smoked and dried peppers will return this year as well.
Oh and peas, and three kinds of potatoes...but it's time to load the truck and we hope to see you over the next few months! I'm sure I missed a few....please take care and stay safe out there.
Dusty and Tina Sandoval