June 16th – wk #2 2020

CSA Share this week

  • Rhubarb
  • Bok Choy
  • Asian Greens – Tat Soi, Pac Choy
  • Baby Lettuce Heads

Vegetable Directory

For more information about the above items, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. This can be found from the menu on the website or the link above.

Quick Tips – The Asian greens can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. Tat Soi is similar to spinach. Wash your greens at home when you are ready to use them. Greens are best cooked to just wilted – do not overcook. They take just a few minutes and are best added at the end of a stirfry. The stems can be added earlier. The greens this week are not spicy. Bok Choy can be used in smoothies. Rhubarb -This is the last week until later in the season. Rhubarb freezes easily.

**Important Note No deliveries 6/29 -7/3** Since we have deliveries several days during the week when holidays arise it can create issues. This is stated in our CSA membership details. For the past few seasons, we have not had deliveries during the week of July 4th. This tends to be a week that many people travel, take long weekends, and have work closures. This year the holiday is observed on Friday, July 3rd. We are unable to make changes in delivery days to accommodate Friday members. Therefore, to keep all members receiving the same weekly CSA shares, there will not be CSA deliveries the week of June 29th – July 3rd.

Corning Employees – We are aware that many of you are furloughed on Fridays until at least the end of July. Unfortunately, we are unable to move more CSA members to pick up on Tuesdays. If you have extenuating circumstances (do not live in the area- out of state), we will do our best to accommodate. Many members contacted us early and we have accommodated where we can. Thank you for understanding.

Farm Update: As you are aware, we are at the mercy of the weather. This past heatwave did have its toll on a few of our crops that were planned for these early weeks. This is a sad occasion. The arugula and baby bok choy did not enjoy this heat and bolted. This was unharvestable for CSA shares. We will plant these again for fall harvests. The early radish planting was not a fan either. Our baby lettuce mix planting is growing slowly. We really need some rain. Garlic scapes are coming but just starting to peek out as you can see in the photo below. The good news is the blossoms are on the snow peas – generally 2 weeks to peas at this point. The summer squash is coming. Anything that we transplant we water with drip tape. Crops that are direct seeded rely on rainfall. Many plants take 30-60 days to be ready for harvest. Please know that we are working hard and doing our best to provide you with bountiful, nutritious veggies.

Farm EventsWe have decided to cancel our first farm event of the season. This event was to be a cooking demo with tastings. We are hopeful that we will hold the July event.
We have our annual farm events scheduled. We will decide at a later date if they will go on depending on how the current distancing requirements evolve. These events are held outside for CSA members and their families.
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, June 27th – Celebrate the Season – CANCELLED
Saturday, July 18th – Glorious Garlic Harvest – 9-2
Saturday, August 8th – Can You Dig It? #2 – Potato Harvest 10-2
Saturday, October 17th – Gratitude Gathering 1-6

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text.

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