Turkey Hill CSA Newsletter – Week 7
Notes From the Farm
I took a few more pictures today that I’ll post soon. The garden looks beautiful, with the latest round of tilling and mowing clearing things up quite a bit. The beans are just starting to grow, and are loaded with flowers (soon to be beans). The summer squash is flowering and we’ll have zucchini and other summer squash starting next week. Unfortunately, the winter and summer squash took a real beating this year; a cool may/june meant slow seed germination and lots of weed competition, then once we had weeded out the baby squash, the squash bugs and grasshoppers decimated a portion of the crop, leaving about 30-40% of my original planting; although a sad loss for the farm, my ambitious attempt to plant two acres total of winter squash means what are left with should still be a reasonable quantity. If certain varieties are missing, I’ll shop around for another farm that might be able to supply it.
The flowers are now available; we have bundles of flowers for $10; this week I have beautiful Gladioli that last 2 weeks in water (trim the bottoms every few days); I’ve also got snapdragons and statice available – let me know what colors you want and we’ll put a $10 bundle of fresh flowers aside for you (delivered in your tote or at the farm).
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
Salad Mix – we’ll try to have this mix every week
Last of the bing cherries from First Fruits, Paonia CO
2-3 weeks until peach season begins!
Coming Soon (1-3 weeks)
Collards – email me if you want them, we only have a few plants.