Friday harvest @ The Petite Farmstead

After a late start with a wet, cold, rainy spring, we’re finally starting to see some veggies here at The Petite Farmstead.  It’s crazy — I remember harvesting green beans in early July a year or two ago. We at least a month behind.

The tomatoes really need to get their act together… we have about 6 billion green tomatoes.  I’m thinking green tomato pickles and fried green tomatoes are on the menu.  Any suggestions or recipes from you folks would be amazing!

This year I staggered my planting schedule, so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed around harvest time.  When you have a small family of only two adults, this is important — otherwise, food goes to waste.

Today we harvested:

  • 4 pounds of green beans (not counting the ones we ate for dinner along with a nice T-Bone from a local farm)
  • 21 Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers
  • 15 Anaheim peppers
  • 4 pints of strawberries
  • 2 cabbages
  • 2 cucumbers (It’s been a bad cucumber year; I have only one plant remaining. I don’t like to talk about it.)

August 12th Harvest @ The Petite Farmstead

And 3 very small, er, petite peppers. Aren’t they cute?

Petite peppers from The Petite Farmstead

What have you harvested this week?  Was it a late start for your garden as well?

About Stacie

Stacie Humpherys is an engineer, graphic artist, and farmer who lives on her very own petite farmstead just outside of Middleton, Idaho. Say hi on Twitter.


  1. Your harvest looks so pretty. The squirrels go in my squash. They ate the fruit and destroyed the vines. Bad squirrel! Then Colin, the tropical storm, came through and blew down a huge tree and limbs from another tree and smashed what was left. I’m hoping to salvage a couple of eggplants, tomatoes and peppers. I will just plant again in the fall.

    • Stacie Humpherys says:

      Ah, man! Darn squirrels! We don’t yet have squirrels, because we don’t have trees that are very big. I’m sure we’ll have to deal with them eventually! You have a great attitude, Gwyn! Keep on farming!

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