CSA Summer 2018 Week 22

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise):Fennel, curly kale, sweet peppers, cucumbers, white onions, lettuce, purple potatoes, “Shallions”
(large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): lettuce, cukes,”shallions”
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): peppers, kale, fennel
Store very well (a month or more): Onions, potatoes

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

The final week of our Summer CSA is here! And whether you have been waiting for this day for a long time, or are already looking forward to your next CSA share (coming next week, if you’ve already signed up for the Fall season) we thank you for your support of our small family farm. Our CSA is a pillar of our vegetable operation, and we are grateful for your participation. We also value your feedback! Let us know how the experience was for you (you can do so by responding to this email).

What is a “shallion”, you ask? A shallion is a magical unicorn of the CSA experience, and as the name suggests, it is a shallot that we harvested at scallion size. Use them cooked or raw, expect delicious mild shallot flavor in a scallionesque package! Yes, we made the name up, but we think you will thank us once you try them! Our favorite uses are for enhancing salads, or as a garnish on a nice clear broth soup full of noodles and veggies!

Hopefully 22 weeks of local, organic vegetables straight from the farm has made a positive impact on your life. We still have a few shares left for the Fall CSA, consider joining us for more delicious veggies!

CSA Summer 2018 Week 21

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Curly kale, mixed lettuce, yellow onions, sweet corn, beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, scallions, shallots, sweet peppers (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, sweet corn
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): peppers, kale, zucchini, scallions
Store very well (a month or more): Onions, shallots

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Wow, week 21! With just one more week of the Summer 2018 CSA remaining, breath deep and enjoy the bounty! This wet weather is detrimental to summer crops — squash, cukes, and tomatoes peaked last week and now begin their decline. Rainy weather may be a challenge in the field, but it certainly creates space for lots of delicious cooking in the kitchen! Enjoy, and don’t forget to sign up for the Fall CSA!

CSA Summer 2018 Week 20

In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Red lettuce, green lettuce, NZ spinach, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, garlic, sweet peppers, white onions, fennel (large share pictured).

Wow! Summer really got away from us! We were busy in the garden, and it took a toll on our blogging! We hope you can forgive us, and look forward to getting back to sharing our CSA shares with you!

Use first (will keep about a week): tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): lettuce, peppers, fennel, NZ spinach
Store very well (a month or more): Onions, garlic

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Another box chock full of summer goodness. With that in mind, be careful when picking your box up! Shares are a bit on the heavy side this week, so be sure to support your box from the bottom so you don’t lose your haul! You will also notice we have trimmed your sweet corn for you, in hopes of removing any small wiggly stowaways that enjoy sweet corn as much as we do!

With just 2 weeks of the Summer CSA left, now is the time to sign up for Fall! A 10 week season, our Fall CSA fills up quickly! Enjoy the last of our summer crops, and delight with us as cool weather veggies come back into season. Small and large shares are still available; $175 for small and $285 for large. We are buying seed and planting away, so sign up today!