Notes From the Farm
Basil – Just a reminder that we don’t wash the basil, its too sensitive to water damage. Just rinse before using! We are offering basil to CSA customers at our wholesale price which is $12/lb. A recipe calling for four packed cups requires close to a pound.
Accounts due! At this point all accounts are due – please send your balance in full ASAP! We need these funds to pay works and the farm bills. I sent statements out last week by email – if you aren’t sure about your balance, please call or email me. I will also mail statements and call, but please save me the trouble by sending a check immediately to PO Box 969, Hotchkiss CO 81419
Questions and Answers
Send me your questions! Need a recipe? We have a recipe page on the website, or try allrecipes.com. Want to know when a certain vegetable is coming in? confused about something in your box? email me!
This Week’s Box
Scallions – purple and green, the last of these for the season
Beans – Green, Yellow & Purple – really starting to come in, we will have even more next week.
Cauliflower – just starting to come in.
Romanesco – this green, fractal/spiral vegetable is in the same family as cauliflower and cabbage, but has its own unique appearance and flavor.
Cabbage – purple and green now coming in.
Carrots – some got artichokes instead – more carrots for everyone in the next few weeks – and more artichokes!
Salad Mix – moving into a new patch next week.
Peaches – Red Havens – First of the season from Paonia – First Fruits
Coming Soon (1-3 weeks)
Carrots – the fall crop will kick in and we’ll have carrots for the rest of the season.
Cucumbers – we have a huge crop of these coming in NEXT WEEK
Squash – a poor main crop, we’ll have a few squash, but not enough. I did plant a second crop that looks great right now, but might not have enough time to ripen. I will also try to find another local organic source.
Parsley – Starting to be large enough to pick
More salad, greens
Beyond 3 weeks
Winter Squash – also heavily hit by squash bugs and the cool spring
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