FARM BLOG

CSA Week #6

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.  

VEGETABLE SHARE
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 bunch Scallions
1 bunch Green Kale
Heads of Broccoli
1 piece Zucchini
1 head Romaine Lettuce
1 head Radicchio
1 bunch Beets

FRUIT SHARE
1 container Blueberries
1 container Gooseberries* (see note below)

ON THE FARM
Sun, at last!  I'm sure farmers aren't the only ones happy to see the sunshine, but it certainly makes our job more enjoyable.  Now we can finally get out in the fields to combat the massive flush of weeds that have cropped up.   

CROP NOTES
Lots more greens in the box this week, including one of my favorite leaf chicories, radicchio!  The share contains just one zucchini, since we're at the very start of its season.  Once the plants get going, they produce in abundance, so you'll be seeing a lot more zucchini and summer squash in the coming weeks and months.  

FRUIT SHARES begin THIS WEEK!
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!

*GOOSEBERRIES?  Yes!  The gooseberry is a small round fruit that comes in hundreds of varieties and is grown around the world.  In North America, the gooseberry season is very short, which makes this week's gooseberry share a very special treat for all of us!  The taste of cooked gooseberries is unlike that of any other fruit, and raw gooseberries respond best to baking and sugaring to release their rich, wine-like flavor. Gooseberry tarts and pies are common, as well as gooseberry jam. Try these links to find some delicious gooseberry recipes on the net: www.gooseberryrecipes.org or www.bbc.co.uk

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

Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozarella Tart
Penne with Caramelized Onions and Radicchio

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.