This week’s box (July 27th):
Sweet Onions: Hope you aren’t sick of them yet! Try making a sweet onion relish. Recipe included this week.
Salad Mix: I haven’t had much taste for salad since becoming pregnant again this winter, but I have just returned to eating salad and I’ve been enjoying it more than ever. Such an easy meal when it is hot and I can’t make it into the kitchen.
Savoy Cabbage: This is my favorite cabbage. It is so good cut up and cooked in butter and a little water.
Carrots: The carrots keep getting better!
Zucchini: We’ve been eating zucchini for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I am so happy to have it back in our lives!
Dandelion Greens: These are a bitter green — great for the liver and highly nutritious. I recommend adding a bit to smoothies. We sauteed it with sweet onions the other night and while it maintains its bitterness, it mellows a bit with cooking.
Parsley: Great with cabbage slaw!
Garlic: We had a great garlic harvest, so the garlic will be flowing for the rest of the season.
Eggs: Thought we’d let you get a taste of our eggs this week. We have a lot, so enjoy!
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Farm Update for the week of July 27th:
We’re patiently waiting for the summer crops to start bearing — the plants are looking good, but no ripening yet. The cucumbers, eggplants, peppers and beans all have flowers, so now it is just a matter of time. The sweet corn is growing quickly too. The tomatoes are beginning to ripen a bit, at least some of the earlier varieties that we tries this year. We’re now focused on putting all of our fall crops into the ground this week and next. We seeded our fall carrots two weeks ago and those came up beautifully — germinated in less than 7 days. I love this weather for germinating root crops! This means they can beat the weeds and grasses. We depend on winter carrots for our winter CSA and winter income tremendously so we doubled the amount we put in the ground. This week the fall and winter crops that will be planted include: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower (including romanesco!), beets and kale. We are also growing an experimental plot of wheat that should be ready to harvest in the next couple of weeks. We have a tour of interested folks coming from OSU Extension to tour the plot and the farm. We’re excited to see what the yields will be. The purpose of the plot is to supplement the grain for our poultry as well as use some of it for our own use and winter CSA. By the way, we have a Facebook page, so if you aren’t already a fan, become one here. We post pictures and updates on that page. Have a great week!