CSA Week 4-2012
Friends of Food,
A challenging day. No matter what the weather brings, Friday is harvest day and we must soldier on. A big thank you to the crew today for braving the cold and wet conditions. Lots of breaks with hot coffee and cocoa. Patrick was in the Strawberry patch at 6:00 this morning. Jeremy and Anna were here at 8:00 after working till midnight at Jack Fry's where they both work as chefs. Beth is now out of school and in spite of a bad cough, she was in mix too. Some of our other regular help was not able to make it today but we appreciate them too and look forward to having them back next week.
I am going to let the Kale and Collards have a week off. They need to recover from lack of water and pest pressure. One of our helpers knocked over a water hydrant with a tractor two weeks ago and I just got it fixed this week. Of course we now have gotten two and half inches of rain so that should help. Also have some pest pressure. Bugs take advantage of plants that are stressed and the Kale and Collards were stressed. (Me too.)
New this week will be June Apples. These are great for cooking but perhaps a little too tart for raw eating. Depends on your taste buds. You will also get spring onions, Ovation Mix salad (similar to a Mesclun Mix), Radishes, one pint of Strawberries, Mint and Garlic Scapes. The Scapes are perhaps the item you are least familiar with but they can be cut up like scallions and added to anything. They have a great garlic flavor and are especially good in stir-fry.
Our lettuce is suffering because of all the heat we have had this spring. The ninety degree heat last week pretty much did in the Black Seeded Simpson but we have great hope for some Gourmet Mix that should be ready in a week or two.
Sometimes we have items for sale that are not a part of the CSA. We only do this if we don't have enough for everyone in the CSA to get that item. If you ever want to buy something in addition to your share, we will give you a discount.
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow on what should be a much more pleasant day that last week's. Enjoy the cooler weather for I'm sure it won't last long.
As always, thank you for supporting local, organic food.