CSA Week 5

This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

Garlic is back! Those of you who were members last year know that we didn’t have garlic. That was because of a poor crop in 2019, in which we had enough to dole out in shares throughout the season but didn’t have enough to keep for seed stock. That meant we were going to have to buy certified organic garlic seed from elsewhere and it is a bit of investment. Once made, you should be able to save your own seed from year to year, to help recover the initial cost. We decided to hold off a year before reinvesting in new garlic stock. It was a rough year! But last fall we did buy 150 lbs garlic seed, planted it, covered it with row cover all winter, weeded it in the spring, and just this past week harvested it! Last night I added 4 cloves of garlic to our dinner because I could. We are swimming in garlic now and it feels (and tastes) so good! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Planting garlic in October 2020
Checking on the Garlic in March
garlic gets uncovered and side dressed with fertilizer
snow kissed garlic
After a spring weeding
We pulled the garlic and laid it out in the field for a couple days to dry
Bringing it in from the field
tops cut and placed on drying tables for the final round of drying

Recipes

Coming Up Next Week (Our Best Guess….) Kale, Cucumbers, Dill, Purple Scallions, Zucchini, Caraflex Cabbage, Swiss Chard and more!

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