2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 4 – It’s summer now!

The Farmers Update

Just a quick note this week. lots of rain and overcast weather this week which is lovely. Everything appreciates it, and the broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage seem especially happy. New this week – carrots, parsley, broccoli, onions and basil…

The peas are nearly done, and we started picking beans this week – we will have beans for the next several weeks. the broccoli is coming in and the cauliflower is starting. The peppers are very close and may start next week.

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only

Beets – we will take a break from beets soon, then have more later in the season
Onions  – one small early onion – many more to come!
Cucumbers – more coming in this week
Basil – a bit for a sauce, email for pesto quantities
Kale – three varieties – green curly, lancinato and red russian
Broccoli/Cauliflower – just starting, lots more in coming weeks
Lettuce – a couple more weeks of head lettuce left
Salad Mix
Parsley – flat leaf
Chois – the last of the chois, a little small but worth using for their crunchy stems.
Swiss Chard – full members, more for everyone next week
Dill (full members)
Carrots – early harvest, more to come

Fruit

Cherries, Bing from First Fruits
Apricots – from First Fruits

Coming Soon

Beans (green, yellow & purple)
bulb fennel
oregano & other herbs
peppers
squash

One thought on “2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 4 – It’s summer now!”

  1. Another great looking box. We especially enjoyed the broccoli and the fresh basil was nice as I use basil (usually dried) as a staple seasoning in much of my cooking. Breakfast: omelets with local-local eggs and Turkey Hill snowpeas. I just dice and saute the peas in olive oil with spices including finely minced fresh basil (yours) and chives (in cast iron skillet) and add the whipped eggs and (local) milk when done. Cook with lid on on medium low heat, flip and add cheeses if desired. Perfect topped with a little sinful sour cream.

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