This week’s box (July 13th):
Bunched Sweet Onions: We’ve gone through the overwintered onions and now we are into the main season sweet onions that haven’t grown to bulb size yet, so we’ve bunched them for you.
Salad Mix: Salad coming out of our ears!
Head Lettuce: Small shares are getting red butter lettuce and the larges are receiving red butter and green romaine. More salads!
Kale: Try green smoothies with kale as an ingredient!
Fava Beans: We planted these in February and March and they are just coming on now with the peas. They take a lot of work to prepare — you must first take them out of the pod, boil them and then take them out of the rubbery shell to get to the tender broad bean inside, but they are well worth the work.
Cabbage: We have three types of nice cabbage coming your way in the next couple of weeks. Green cabbage this week. Enjoy coleslaw tossed with a little rice vinegar, salt, pepper & olive oil. Yum!
Sugar Snap Peas: The peas keep on coming even in the heat.
Garlic: We’re pulling the garlic this week to dry, but enjoy the fresh version for now.
Curly Parsley: Parsley is really good for you and great tossed with any type of salad or coleslaw. Try it in your green smoothies too.
Cauliflower (Large shares only): The cauliflower just keeps on producing.
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Farm Update for the Week of July 12th:
So much to do and so little time! We’ve caught up on most of our weeding the last week, but we’ve got 2 beds of carrots we are going to try to save from the grasses. Our next big task is to plant, plant, plant. We sort of took a break these last few weeks to take care of everything that is already in the ground and it is time to get back to it. Fall/winter carrots go in this week as does rutabaga — both vegetables we will be harvesting into February and March of next year. We also need to put in another couple of beds of zucchini, basil and beans before too long. We will be harvesting the garlic this week and catching up on seeding the greenhouse. Our crew has been incredible in this very hot weather. It can be hard to work in 95 degree heat, but they’ve been troopers! The farm work never stops. Enjoy your week. Let’s hope the summer veggies will be coming on soon despite our late planting this year!