CSA Share this week
- Lettuce Heads – green leaf /romaine
- Snow Peas
- Garlic Scapes
- Summer Squash – mix (zucchini, yellow, kusa, Rondi de Nice)
- Fresh Garlic
- Bell Pepper
- Cherry/grape tomato
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 – Your veggies this week will have some condensation as they are cool and the trip home is warm. Please store them properly when you get them home. Just a few minutes of prep and care and your veggies will last all week. Garlic Scapes – this is the last of them until next season. Enjoy! Fresh Garlic – just pulled from the ground not dried. This is a special treat as any garlic you stored from last season is for sure gone by now. Tatsoi -Yes, this is the same as we had before. Oh my, how it has grown! This is the last of it. Snow Peas – excellent cooked quickly and hot so they turn dark green but keep the crunch. Lettuce Heads– green leaf and romaine this week. Be sure to maintain proper moisture. Add a paper towel when you get home to absorb extra moisture. Lettuce will decay if too wet and wilt if too dry. Summer squash – we are growing 4 types of squash this season (6 varieties) Excellent on the grill sliced thick and marinated in salt, pepper, olive oil. Also great in a summer squash slaw. You can even pickle slices to extend longer. It is a bit hot right now but also great stuffed and roasted or baked into crispy wedges. There are some recipes for this on our Pinterest Summer Squash Board – So many options. Radish – sliced thin and added to salads or stirfry. Green Pepper – the first picking of bells. We just couldn’t resist. Excellent raw or cooked. Cherry/grape tomato – store on the counter for better flavor. They will continue to ripen so watch them closely. Basil – does not like extreme cold storage.
Please look back to the previous weeks if you missed them. Also, find info in the vegetable directory. As always — if you have any questions –please feel free to ask – text or email too.
Coming Soon….green beans, eggplant, cucumbers, scallions, chard, kale. Now is also a great time to gather your ingredients for quick pickles (vinegar, pickling salt, black peppercorns, mustard seed, dill seed)
Farm Update: Heat Wave!!!!!!!!! Have you been enjoying this hot weather? We had to do an emergency run to get shade cloths for our hoophouses. Tomatoes and peppers like it but hot but this is ridiculous. It is going to be a scorcher this week and doesn’t look like it is cooling down anytime soon. It has been a challenge to keep our transplants watered. Our veggies have liked the sunshine but would also love some rain. We have only had one rain and that was a week and a half ago. The pond is shrinking as we are watering what we can. We need to conserve our water since August is the usual time we need it most.
Farm Events — Are you interested in attending the Garlic Harvest? If so, please let me know by email or text. We are still working on the social distancing details and we are wondering how many people may be interested. Thanks.
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.