Week 1, Summer CSA

 

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  • Garlic Scapes The deliciously sweet and flavorful flowering stalk of the garlic plant. Use it like you would a head of garlic.
  • Radishes
  • Head Lettuce These heads are big and beautiful. Red butter and green romaine types.
  • Salad Mix
  • Potatoes
  • Scallions
  • Bok Choy
  • Fava Beans These green beans are one of our favorite vegetables.  Favas can be cooked whole or shelled, and the shelled beans can be eaten when they are fresh or cooked. When shelling the beans for fresh eating you should remove the outside shell and then peel off the waxy covering that coats the inner bean.

 

 

Farm Happenings

Happy June to everyone and welcome to the start of the Summer CSA. We’ve had a very productive break, and the fields are foretelling a very abundant season of vegetables to come!

To catch everyone up, here’s a quick farm update: The cucumbers, summer squash, eggplant, peppers, celery, and chard are in the ground. The cabbages are already heading up, along with the broccoli, and cauliflower. The peas are hanging heavy, and the tomatoes are starting to blossom.

The carrots and beets are gaining girth, and P1040673the kale looks like a monster looming over all of the little critters in the soil.

The onions are reaching high, and the potatoes are starting to poke their heads out into the light. If you look closely, you can see the little green necks of the beans emerging stealthily from the soil (don’t look away, they’ll be ankle high before you look back!)

The second round of bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and chinese cabbage have been planted, and the third round of lettuce is already big enough to be spotted from across the field.The garlic are starting to scape (but don’t worry, we won’t let them get away).

P1040692We saw the new strawberries’ first blossoms this week, and the raspberries are putting on some good first year growth.

The fields are looking full and with the corn and winter squash going into the ground on Wednesday, we’ll have well over three acres planted thus far. During our month off, we’ve had plenty to keep us busy, and as we’ve worked, the farm has steadily grown around us.

We’ve been reminded again that seeds plus patience, care and perseverance will lead to abundance, and we are looking forward to sharing another season of abundance with all of you.

Enjoy this week’s vegetables.

 

 

 

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