NEWS FROM THE FARM
One of our irrigation pumps is broken. I won't go into all the boring details, but it's a major bummer. No pump means no irrigating. Crops are dry, farmers are grumpy, hours are spent trying to bust the thing apart so we can figure out what's wrong with it. And it's been so dry that the local irrigation company can't help. They are up to their ears in work fixing pumps from other farms in similar situations. Just a typical week at the farm.... (I'm hoping that the replacement parts shipping from Georgia this week will get here soon and we can have water again! And see some smiles on our farmers' faces.)
NOTES ON THE SHARE
There are some items in the box this week that may be new to many of you. Kohlrabi (that strange-looking round veg) is crisp and juicy inside - perfect sliced raw and sprinkled with a little sea salt or cooked. Remove the stem and greens and peel off the skin to get to the good part! The NY Times had a nice article on it a few years ago. And this is the first time we've had Napa Cabbage in the share! Thank you Farmer James! This is a really crisp mild-flavored Chinese cabbage that is perfect as the base of a refreshing summer salad.
Our U-Pick season is over... We're planting more strawberries for harvest next June, so we'll have plenty more next year!
TOUR THE FARM!
Our final June Farm Tour will be held this Saturday at 2pm. Free for CSA members and their families. I've really enjoyed meeting many of you and showing you around the farm!
FARM WEATHER REPORT
It's officially summer! The weather has been extremely dry and we've been spending a lot of time irrigating (with our working pump!). This weather is perfect for our crops, so let's keep our fingers crossed for more of the same!