6/12 CSA week 4

Fresh Garlic
Snap Peas
Snow Peas
Broccoli
Head Lettuce
Basil
Raspberries
Swiss Chard

FYI:

1. The fruit share will resume next week with blueberries!

2. We are now including the farm notes in the same blog post as the veggie list. All CSA newsletters can be easily located by clicking the “CSA: In this week’s box” link under the categories menu on the right side of our homepage.

3. In more exciting news this week we have moved from garlic scapes to fresh garlic! Plus we started harvesting our first successful spring broccoli crop which worked this year because we finally had dry enough fields to get it planted at the appropriate time. Every other year broccoli has always been much more reliable for us in the fall, though it often peaks after our CSA season ends.

Farm Notes
Early June on the farm is a time of unrealistic expectations. We wake up each morning with a to do list that could fill a week and have come up with an additional month’s worth of work by the end of the day. After five years of doing this we figure that that is just the way it is always going to be. Most crops get planted, most crops get harvested and life goes on.

The last two years early June has been filled with anxiety because the fields were so wet that we weren’t able to get crops planted at the appropriate time. We watched the seedlings to be planted accumulate outside the greenhouse and wondered if we would ever get to plant all of them. And, we watched the weeds take off while our crops languished not knowing whether or not to use the days when the fields were dry enough to work to plant or to weed what we had managed to get in the ground.

On the other hand, this year it has been so warm and dry that we have been on top of planting for the most part, and with a few exceptions the weeds are a bit more under control too. In fact we have so many different crops in the ground already that it feels like we are in July, not June (of course the weather also feels more like July than June too!).

Recipes
Teriyaki Broccoli and Snap peas

Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli and Swiss Chard Pizza

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