Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 9/12

Expect the following in this week's basket (the second-to-last one of our season). We'll email all members when we will have our final basket of the season in October.

Expect the following this week:
Potatoes, leeks, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, lettuce or frisee, fennel or cabbage, tatsoi or spring raab, parsley, arugula, kale

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 9/5

The seasons are changing and the mood on the farm is settling. We'll have two more baskets after this week (next week and again in October) and then we'll start putting the farm to bed.

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Potatoes, tatsoi cabbage or cabbage, frisee, arugula, kale or chard, parsley, basil, peppers, scallions, tomatoes, small onions

Monday, August 29, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/29

Expect the following in this last-week-of-summer basket:
Corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, scallions, arugula or lettuce, parsley, cilantro, chard or kale, melon.


Monday, August 22, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/22

Corn's here! Thanks to Davoren Farm for being the generous donor of our corn for the past 5 years!

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, onions, cucumbers, melon, kale, parsley, basil, cilantro

Monday, August 15, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/15

More of the same summer bounty this week! We must admit, we haven't been out in the fields much during this uber-heat-wave. And we find ourselves longing for fall weather... and then catching ourselves, realizing we better not wish the rest of summer away... still a few more weeks!

Plus, Jason was busy laying down the porch in front of our stables. Eleven trips to the mason supply
store, 20 wheelbarrows full of dirt, 15 wheelbarrows full of rocks, 2 tons of gravel and 43 75-pound bluestones later, we have a stellar spot to cocktail on (bonus, it will help keep the stables clean!).

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, basil, cilantro, lettuce, mustard greens, onions.

Monday, August 8, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/8

Check out the yellow jacket nest in
the bottom of my oregano plant
(said 6 stings later)
Expect the following in this week's basket:
Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, green beans or cucumbers, squash, eggplant, peppers (hot and sweet), basil, cilantro, parsley, lettuce, arugula, kale or chard, mustard greens

Cooking mustard greens: My favorite way to cook mustard greens is in coconut oil and with a little salt. That's it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/1

Back from fishing on vacation
We're back.

Even farmers take vacations... though we had never taken one in July before. The CSA was in good hands with our favorite, trusted neighbor who had volunteered with us for the past 4 summers. But to see the weeds when we returned! And now all of this rain (which we love, but would have loved a whole lot more if it came in April or May)!

Kids in the forest of tomatoes
We are in prime tomato season now. And we harvested 100 pounds of them before this rainy weather to spare them from splitting or water-logging. I pretty much put tomato on everything right now. Even my oatmeal in the morning (with a fried egg and some spicy kimchi or sriracha). Enjoy them while they last!

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Tons of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley, cilantro, kale, squash, cucumbers or green beans, eggplant, peppers, radishes, lettuce