CSA Week 4

This Weeks Harvest 

Sugar snap peas
Broccoli
Salad mix
Hakurei salad turnips
Swiss chard
Parsley
Scallions (green onions)

SAVE THE DATE!!!
We will be having our CSA member field walk on Thursday, July 10 at 7pm. During this event we will tour the farm and fields. You’ll be able to see exactly where your food is coming from and how the vegetables are grown. You’ll get to meet your farmers and we’ll get to meet our customers! This event is family friendly and will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

News From the Farm
Hopefully the fields will be dried out in time for our CSA field walk. Actually we need them to dry out a lot sooner then that! The farm as been inundated with rain this week and with another strong threat of rain tonight, there seems to be no end in sight! In addition to crops not thriving with saturated soil, we are unable to work in the fields.

On Sunday, when we typically walk the fields and game plan for the week, Ben pulled out a garlic plant. We cut it open and saw beautiful, well developed cloves protected by 5 layers of skin– the perfect stage to harvest for storage longevity and size of cloves. We spent a long time figuring out how we were going to get the garlic out of the ground between Monday’s CSA harvest and Tuesday’s forecasted rain. After some juggling we devised a perfect plan…….and then 4 minutes later an hour long thunderstorm came out of nowhere crushing said plans. Having not had the time to dry from the rain a few days prior, the fields were now definitely too wet for our garlic harvesting operation. Hopefully this time next week I’ll be posting pictures of a barn full of freshly harvested garlic, hanging from the rafters to cure, but this week we have pictures of harvesting under dark skies, getting caught in the greenhouse during a flash flood down pour, and washed out beds of newly transplanted flowers.

Recipes

Swiss chard spanakopita

Broccoli and turnip slaw ( use turnips in place of radishes)

Broccoli with parsley

Stir fry snap peas and broccoli

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