THIS WEEK IN THE BOX
*NOTICE: The contents of the share will change depending on your pick-up day this week. The following list is for THURSDAY only.
1 bunch Cippolini Onions
1 head Savoy Cabbage or Radicchio
1 bunch Toscano or Green Kale
1 bag Lettuce Mix, (unwashed)
Several pieces Broccoli (Tuesday & Wednesday only. Thursday received this last week.)
Several pieces Zucchini & Yellow Summer Squash
1 head Red Batavian Lettuce or 2 Baby Romaine Lettuce heads
1 bunch Parsley
1 bunch Red Beets
1 container Blueberries
1 bag Peaches
I'm so excited about the Cippolini Onions in this week's share! They're a special flat Italian variety that have an intense flavor, but are not too "hot"! Try roasting, grilling, or baking them to bring out their sweet, complex flavor. You'll find more zucchini in your box this week as the warm weather and sunshine increases the crop's production. Our zucchini plants will continue to produce for another few months, so they will make a regular appearance in your share. Luckily, zucchini and summer squash are very versatile vegetables, so I'll be posting lots of interesting recipes to keep things fresh! You'll also find some more broccoli in your box this week, especially if you just received one head last week. This first planting did not produce as much as we had expected, but there is another one coming along soon.
BOX NOTES -- Please remember that it is normal for the quantity of produce in the share to fluctuate from week to week. This is due to weather, season, crop output, and other factors out of our control. It is not unusual for some week's share to be twice as full as others. For those of you who have been members in the past, you know that August, September and October are the fullest months for the CSA here in our climate. This is when the hot summer crops like tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers fill the box together with greens, vining vegetables, and more!
ON THE FARM
We've been harvesting garlic all weekend long and it's now carefully hung up to dry in our barns and storage houses. This has been the best harvest we've ever had, so look out for some gorgeous hard-necked garlic in your box soon! Matthew and James have been out in the fields trying to get a handle on the weeds by constantly cultivating the crops, and getting our fall crops like broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts transplanted. Everyone has been asking about the tomatoes....well, they look great! You can expect to start seeing them around the 2nd or 3rd week of August, which is just about a month away.
FRUIT SHARES are now in full swing!
Please remember that fruit shares are housed in separate RED crates. Only members with FRUIT listed after their name may take the fruit share. We only send enough for the members who have paid separately for the fruit, so please double check the list. Thank you!
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. You may find our PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS page useful in figuring out how to maximize the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box! And maybe you need help identifying a particular mystery vegetable? Try our CROP GUIDE.
THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS