Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer CSA (July 22)

My CSA share box gets seriously heavy in July, what with the tomatoes, potatoes, and melons. This was the harvest for this week: peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, slicing tomatoes, "cherry" tomatoes, potatoes, watermelon, and a smooth skinned cantaloupe:


After the watermelon had cooled I split it and discovered it had yellow flesh! I can't remember ever tasting a watermelon as sweet as this. I emailed Sammy (the farmer) to get the variety name and to see if it was a hybrid or an open pollinated variety—if the latter, I could save the seeds. He said it was a hybrid that he got from Johnny's Selected Seeds, but couldn't remember the name. I looked on their site and Sunshine looks like it might be the variety. It was unbelievably good:


I also love the variety of "cherry" tomatoes Sammy grows. They rarely make it past the first day:



  1. Hey there, my friend...

    Everything looks wonderful! The watermelon brings back memories of a Sunshine watermelon, that I tried for the first time, from Fairview Gardens. Think it was the summer before before last...also thinkin' those may have been the watermelon seeds that I saved and sent you a while back (did you ever plant them?). Anyways, a beautiful harvest!

    Blessings, Priscilla

  2. Oh my. I've never seen yellow watermelon!