Clockwise, from upper left: Rainbow chard, lettuce, joi choi, hakurei turnips, yellow carrots, crimini mushrooms, watermelon radish, sweet potatoes(large share pictured).
Use first (will keep about a week): lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): chard, mushrooms*, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): radishes*, carrots, sweet potatoes*, turnips
*certified organic items, purchased from other local farms (Mother Earth Mushrooms, Lands End Farm, Chestertown, MD)*
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.
Happy Week 2 of the Spring CSA!
We’ve packed some of our most delicious produce in your shares this week. Looks like it is possible to eat a rainbow and support your local farmer while doing it!
Did you know? Large CSA shares are roughly half a bushel of vegetables. Small CSA shares are half the size of large, roughly a quarter bushel of vegetables. If you are a small shareholder and wondering why your box doesn’t look chock full, the boxes we use for small shares are a different model of a half bushel box. We tried using quarter bushel boxes at one point and it was impossible to fit some of our finer, leggy, green friends inside — the boxes were too short. SO, your small CSA share will often look about half full, which means you are getting exactly what you signed up for!
In other news, we were out in the garden yesterday, fertilizing and mulching our young garlic plants that have already poked their little heads above the soil! While the weather may be a bit frightful today, spring is steadily marching nearer — we can certainly see small indicators that winter’s grip is weakening. We are busy cleaning the greenhouses and sowing away, lots of baby vegetable transplants for later in the season! If you haven’t been to the farm lately, stop by for a visit! Its always fun to see the transformation each season brings.