fledgling Carolina wren (it did fly away and join its family)
This weeks’ share contents:
1 &1/2 pounds summer squash, 1 bunch of kale, 1 head green butterhead lettuce, 1 head romaine lettuce, 1 head of bok choy, 1 bunch of yellow onions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes.
The cucumbers are blooming getting bigger. The many different onions we grow are starting to bulb up. You’ll be seeing these things in the next few weeks. I hope you all have a great week! We are hoping that the rains of the next few days are gentle and that the creeks stay in their banks.
Czech Red Wheat starting to head up!
Share contents: 2 pints of strawberries, 1 bunch of red scallions, 1 bunch green garlic, 1 bunch carrots, 2 heads of lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1/2 pound Chinese broccoli.
The strawberries are waning but we have some for you this week! As it heats up out here the squash is starting to ripen and cucumbers are blooming. There are a few tomatoes starting to show on the plants and the corn is germinating. Yeehaw! Now, though I can’t believe I’m saying it, we could use a little rain.
Whisk together cider vinegar, sugar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and bacon bits. Pour the prepared dressing over and mix well.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
We would like for you to bring a bag every week to transfer your share into and leave the empty wax box with us. Any pint containers or buckets that vegetables are packed in can be re-used if you bring them back to us in good shape.
We do not pack special boxes for individuals. If there are things in your box that you don’t like or can’t eat you can exchange them for something in the “exchange box”.
If you miss a pick-up, we bring your box back to the farm and put it in our cooler. You need to make arrangements to come get it or have it brought to the next market. It will be the same veggies, not a new box packed for you.
If you know you are going to miss a week you have a couple of options:
The first share of this year includes: Strawberries! 4 pints of them, 1/2 pound chinese broccoli, 1/4 pound garlic scapes, 1/2 pound spinach, 2 heads of lettuce, 1.25# of red turkey wheat flour, 1.25# of Coroico cornmeal.
The corn and wheat were both grown on our farm last summer and milled by Farm and Sparrow last week. Both are heritage varieties. The flour makes great bread, pie dough, biscuits. The cornmeal is awesome for polenta or cornbread.
Strawberries are picked ripe and need to be eaten or frozen right away. They will not keep more than 1 day.
Garlic scapes are great used anywhere that you would use garlic. Their flavor is milder than cured garlic but stronger than onion. The broccoli is very tender and quick cooking. Eat the leaves and stems too! It’s great stir-fried or briefly steamed. The garlic scapes and broccoli are in the same bag together.
I am going to do a separate post with details related CSA that will hold true throughout the season. As far as this weeks’ share goes, if you take the berries in the bucket, please return the bucket. And if you take home a wax box, please return it next week. If you do not have a large cloth bag to unload your share into, let us know and we will get you one!