Well we harvested the onions today. It's suffice to say that it was less than a bumper crop. The combination of early dry weather and newly opened and unproven ground led to the less than average yield. The exceptional crop of shallots currently curing in Laurie's barn however should prove to keep us covered in the allium department. They will be distributed in the near future.
Everyone will receive their allotment of onions in the next distribution cycle starting tomorrow (Friday). These bulbs should be spread out in a dry and drafty area, out of direct sunlight. They are ready to eat but need some curing time in order to store well. Both varieties store decently with the more yellow ones storing best. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
We will also distribute leeks in the next week. They can be utilized just like an onion (saving the onions for future consideration). They add a nice sweet flavor to most meals.
Thanks to everyone for being part of the garden this season.