I thought it would be fun to list most of the vegetables we will be growing this year. You can expect to find most / all of these in your Vegetable Share box at some point during the season, with some of them making a regular appearance. However, not all of these vegetables will be available at any one time as each vegetable has its own season! Each variety we grow is chosen for specific reasons from the multitude of available varieties of vegetables. Flavour is the #1 reason, followed by colour / size / yield or other features, how well the plants grow in our soil, resistance to diseases (which indirectly means the plants are able to take up more nutrients), etc.
Large red: 'New Girl', 'Big Beef', 'Pruden Purple', 'Mountain Merit', 'German Johnson'
Large, other colours: 'Martha Washington', 'Pink Beauty', 'Chef's Choice Orange', 'Cherokee Green', 'Striped German'
Cherry: 'Sun Gold', 'White Cherry', 'Black Cherry', 'Supersweet 100', 'Tomatoberry Garden'
Paste: 'Amish Paste', 'Plum Regal', 'Bellstar'
'Suyo Long', 'Socrates', 'Tasty Jade'
Pickling cucumbers: 'Jackson Classic', 'Northern Pickling' (mostly becoming traditionally-preserved fermented dill pickles)
Spinach: 'Tyee', 'Caramel' (and 'Red Kitten' in the fall)
Head Lettuce, including: 'Ariana', 'Nevada', 'Cherokee Fire' (Batavian / Summer Crisps); 'Buttercrunch'; 'Larissa' Boston, Skyphos
Arugula: regular, 'Surrey', 'Dragon's Tongue', Wasabi'
Cruciferous Vegetables ("Broccoli" family)
Broccoli: 'Bay Meadows', 'Arcadia'
Cauliflower: 'Snow Crown', 'Cheddar', 'Graffiti', 'Romanesco'
Cabbage: 'Alcosa' and 'Deadon' savoy cabbage; 'Langedijker Winterkeeper', Tendersweet' and 'Caraflex' green cabbage; 'Super Red' and 'Ruby Perfection' red cabbage; 'Rubicon' napa cabbage; 'Kaitlin' kraut cabbage
Brussels Sprouts: 'Nautic' and 'Churchill'
Bell peppers: 'Sprinter' red, 'Ace' red, 'Gourmet' orange, 'Sweet Chocolate'
Other: 'Carmen' long red, 'Lipstick' red snacking pepper
Hot peppers: 'Hungarian Hot Wax', Jalapeno, Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, Cherry, Cayenne, Chili, Ancho / Poblano, Kim Chi pepper
Alliums (Onion family)
Spanish onions:'Riverside Sweet', 'Walla Walla Sweet', 'Candy'
Yellow cooking onions: 'Bridger', 'Patterson'
Red cooking onions: 'Redwing', 'Cabernet'
White onions: 'Sierra Blanca'
Cipollini onions: 'Gold Coin'
Scallions: 'Deep Purple', 'Nabechan'
Garlic: 'Red Russian', 'Music', 'Rose de L'Autrec', 'Persian Star', and a couple other types
Leeks: 'King Richard', 'Lancelot', 'Bandit'
Carrots: 'Nelson', 'Napoli'
Beets: 'Red Ace', 'Boldor' (golden), 'Chioggia' (red & white rings), 'Blankoma' (white)
Potatoes: 'Yukon Gold', 'Kennebec', 'Red Chieftain' and maybe a couple others
Radishes: 'Rover' red, 'Cherriette' red, 'Pink Beauty' pink, 'Fakir' red with white tip, 'Amethyst' purple, 'Ping Pong' white, 'Shunkyo' pink semi-long; Black Spanish; 'KN-Bravo' purple daikon, 'Alpine' white daikon
Turnips: 'Hakurei' (white salad turnip), 'Purple Top White Globe', 'Laurentian' rutabaga
Kale: 'Redbor', 'Winterbor', 'Blue Curled Scotch', 'Lacinato' black kale, 'Red Russian' (for baby kale)
Swiss Chard: 'Ruby Red', 'Bright Lights'
Bok choy: 'Mei Ching Choy', 'Rosie', 'Win Win Choi'
Peas: 'Sugar Sprint' snap peas, 'Sabre' shelling peas, 'Oregon Giant' snow peas
Beans: 'Maxi' green beans, 'Northeaster' flat pole beans, 'Soleil' yellow filet beans
Squash / Pumpkins: Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata, Vegetable Spaghetti, pie pumpkins
Zucchini: 'Dunja' green, 'Black Beauty' green, 'Golden Delight', 'Yellow Crookneck'
Some other vegetables...
Celery, fennel, eggplant, okra, kohlrabi
Some herbs will be in the Vegetable Share boxes...
Herbs, major crops: basil, mint, cilantro, dill, parsley
Herbs, minor crops: chervil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives, sage, tarragon
And the following are not vegetables, but they will be growing alongside the vegetables:
'Sugar Baby' watermelon; 'Charantais' French canteloupe; 'Sarah's Choice' canteloupe
As of today (February 2)...
A lot of the seeds have been ordered, the planting schedules have been made, and now we are waiting for the proper dates to plant each crop. Ultimately, we can't wait to start harvesting lots of great food!!