Please PAY ATTENTION to the signs that will start showing up on the produce coolers at your pick up locations! This week we are sending garlic in a separate box. You will need to take 1 bag of produce and 1 bag of garlic. We don't usually put garlic, tomatoes, or potatoes in with the bagged produce. Look for the signs and FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS exactly. If you have any questions, call me. Tara 884 - 6423
In your share this week:
- Butter Bib Head Lettuce
- Sweet Walla Walla Onion
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard
- Salad Mix
- Garlic - 1 pound bag of our Music variety
- Snap Peas
- Golden Beets
- Some of you will also get a zucchini or summer squash (I am keeping track and will rotate)
It's been a very busy, bountiful week on the farm. It's the first week of the season when Farmer Shain's "These items are ready to harvest" list was longer than what myself and Workshare crew could expect to accomplish. So, it was all about priorities and scheduling. I had 3 top priorities this week - the snap peas, garlic, and golden beets. All are in this week's share with our other usual farm offerings.
The pea plants were loaded this week. We picked five full 5-gallon buckets, for a total of 78 pounds! Total picking and packaging time was over 12 hours! Whew! We usually get three weeks of pickings off the pea plants, and it looks to be about the same this season. So, one more week of peas, though it won't be as much as this week. (Edited to add - looks like we have another potential freeze in a few nights. I'm not promising anything. Just a lot of hope always for the best.)
WOWzers on those beets! Right? It's nice to have plenty of beets ready to pick for everyone this week. Our beets are a personal favorite for both Shain and I. You will likely get beets on an every-other-week rotation through the end of the season. (Usually alternating with carrots.)
We knocked out a big project on Monday afternoon by getting all our sufficiently dried garlic chopped off their stocks and into bushel baskets, sorted by size, and then bagged up for the CSA shares. Music this week, German next week. We are keeping the biggest and best to replant for next years crop, with the hopes that all these years of effort and patience will finally get us back to the size and quantities we grew many years ago. Hoping BIG here too.
A recipe shared by CSA member Renee for Zucchini Waffles (from the mylifecookbook.com website). She says they are a big hit. Too bad our zucchini crop took a beating when it froze a while back. Looks so yummy!
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!