CSA WEEK 6

THIS WEEK’S HARVESTIMG_2285

Carrots

Golden Beets

Fennel

Dill

Green Leaf Lettuce

Kale

Basil

Scallions

Broccoli

Zucchini and/or summer squash

FARM NEWS

Garlic is out of the field and curing in the barn! We actually pulled it a couple weeks ago right on our preferred pull date of 6/20. We used to let it grow longer but we have a pest, the onion maggot, that shows up in July.  The conditions were not ideal–this was during the wet spell– but more rain was forecasted and it was dry enough to get the job done. At first we thought we were going to have to pull it all by hand– which would have been very tiring and slow. And we did in fact have to pull the first 30 feet of each bed by hand, but the rest of the field was just barely dry enough to drive the tractor and under cutter through.  A heavy duty bar attached to the tractor gets dropped into the bed and lifts the soil and every thing above it up. This is a great way to harvest root crops and garlic is no exception. We harvested a full wagon load and transferred the garlic to drying racks in our barn. I just checked on the drying process and everything looks great! No rot and no maggots! You’ll enjoy your first of many bulbs next week! Until then enjoy another allium– scallions– which are making their final box appearance this week.

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Not the best stand of garlic, but the ones that made it are nice!
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Testing to see if it was dry enough to use the undercutter
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Success!
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old Killdeer nest amongst the garlic planting
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In and out of the rain!
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Garlic and Onion drying tables
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Looking good!

 

RECIPES

Maple roasted carrots with carrot top chimichurri

Caramelized fennel and kale pesto pizza

Salmon with dill butter and fennel

Skillet eggs with Kale and Leeks (use scallions in place of leeks)

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess……) Carrots, Cucumbers, Sweet Onions, Celery, Garlic, Green Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Salad Mix, Broccoli, Fennel

 

 

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