Turkey Hill CSA Newsletter – Week 2
Important Notes From the Farm
I’m very late getting this letter out this week, but Summer solstice is this saturday, and that means we are hitting the top of the farm workload bell curve. Soon I’ll be able to catch up a bit, but for now everything is happening all at once on the farm. Baby plants need planting, seeding salad continues, weeding is a big task, irrigation is constant (even with all the overcast weather, we still need to water) and now harvest is taking more of our time. Everything is looking great, i’ll post more pictures soon!
Please note that the farm pickup time is 3-7pm on fridays. I neglected to mention that in the last newsletter and some people weren’t sure about the time. If you need to pick up aearlier or later, just give me a call and we’ll get your box ready separately. For those of you getting weekly deliveries, please don’t forget your totes – we need those totes back each week to keep the delivery process working smoothly. A lot of members are just bringing canvas sacks or boxes to the pick up and transferring the produce immediately rather than taking the tote. If you do take your tote, just collapse it (two thumb buttons on each side) and give it to the delivery driver the following week.
This week we are starting to harvest the head lettuce crop. This week we have a delicious, crunchy bib type lettuce from seeds that were a present last year from the father of our French farm intern Valentin – its called ‘Blonde de’ Paris’. Next week we will move into green romaine and red butter lettuce. we grow a dozen types of lettuce every year, and you’ll see a rotating mix in your boxes for the next few weeks.
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
Kale – full share only – all four varieties coming in strongly now
Salad Mix – we’ll try to have this mix every week
Garlic – full two/half one
cherries start next week!