June 17, 18, 19 & 20
NEWS FROM THE FARM
We're still in "greens galore" season and the CSA box is brimming with leafy goodness this week, so I hope you're able to keep up! One tip I can offer you is to wash your greens ahead of time and pack them back inside clean plastic bags in the fridge with a lining of paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Then when you're ready to prep your salad (or make spinach lasagna as I did last night) all you have to do is pull out your washed greens and you're ready to go!
CSA STRAWBERRY UPDATE
Our goal is to send out a quart of strawberries to every CSA member some time during this month. Picking strawberries is very time consuming for us, so if you do receive strawberries in your share this week, we may not have had time to pick another item on the list below. Please be assured that we keep track of what each member group receives in a given week and we do our very best to make sure that if you don't receive an item one week you will receive it another week.
We will be open this coming Friday and Saturday, June 20 & 21. Please note that our hours are 10am-6pm on Fridays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. Closed Sunday-Thursday. We are monitoring the crop daily and we'll post a crop status update on our website and Facebook page, so please check there before heading out to the farm. (We do get very crowded on Saturdays, so your best bet is to come on Fridays or right when we open at 9am on Saturday to avoid the crowds!)
VISIT THE FARM!
Farm Tours are held every Saturday in June at 2pm. Free for CSA members and their families.
FARM WEATHER REPORT
Finally, some warmer weather as we approach the official start of summer! Our hot weather crops like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are going to be delayed because of the unusually cold start to the season. We hope that more hot sunny weather like we're experiencing this week will help them to really start growing.
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
*The scape is the top of the garlic plant-- a delicacy you only get to savor for a few weeks each June, so enjoy! Remove the top head (the bulbous lighter part). The rest is edible. It has a distinct garlic flavor, but it is certainly milder than the cloves. are the top of the garlic plant.
In a bag in the fridge...
Lettuce, Spinach, Scapes, Turnips, Kale & Bok Choi