Week 3

 

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Straw

berries

2 pints

5.00

4 pints

10.00

Cabbage

1 small head

2.00

1 large head

3.00

Head

Lettuce

1 head

2.00

2 heads

4.00

Big Boc

Choi

1 small head

1.50

1 large head

2.00

Turnips

1 small bunch

1.50

1 large bunch

2.00

Swiss Chard

1 small bunch

1.50

1 larger bunch

2.00

Dill/

Cilantro

1 bunch

1.00

1 bunch

1.00

Spinach

 

 

1/2lb.

3.00

Total

 

14.50

 

27.00

           

Recipe Of The Week

                    Roasted Turnips in Wine

3-4 cups cubed turnips

2 cups red wine

½ cup honey

1/4 cup butter

 

Place turnips in saucepan; add remaining ingredients and enough water to barely cover.  Simmer until Tender.  Pour into a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for ½ hour.  Serve with rice.


 

WhatŐs Going On?

            Hey folks!  Hope you all had a nice week.  Crab grass is enemy number one here on the farm this week (and most likely for the rest of the summer).  With the rain we have been having, mixed with the warmer weather, it has germinated like a lawn in a lot of the summer beds.  We are hoping to hoe most of it out tomorrow, but with more rain in the forecast, that may be a no go.  Lets cross our fingers and hope the rain will wait until Thursday night, although that isnŐt looking likely.

            The asparagus has played out for the season.  I asked members last week how they would feel about starting the shares a little earlier in the season to get more of it in future years.  The trade off would be that the shares would be a little light for the first couple of weeks, but then heavier later on the make up for it.  One member let me know it would be worth it to her, what about to you all?  The strawberries are having a funny year this year, and unfortunately donŐt seem as though they will be around too much longer as well.  This is the third week, and usually we have a good five weeks of harvest.  I am not to optimistic that we will get that fifth week, and the for the fourth week we are going to see quantities drop a bit.  The came on hard and fast, which is related in some sort of voodoo way to the weather we have had this spring.

Produce Information.....

            This week you have received more turnips, and I apologize for giving them three weeks in a row!  The first and second plantings kind of ran together, but the third will be a week or two more so we will have a break for a bit from them.  I tried a different variety this year and regret it, as I donŐt think they have been as sweet.  The third planting will be the old standby Hakurie variety that is so good and sweet, so that is something to look forward to.  The big boc choi is quite tasty, remember though when cooking that you are supposed to eat the whole thing, stems and leaves.  The stems are actually really crisp and full of juicy mustardy flavor.  Stir fry this up with some onions and garlic and enjoy! 

 

What To Look Forward To....

            Next week we can look forward to beets!!!  Also coming soon will be broccoli, it is looking good an we should have it for a good few weeks.  Cauliflower and carrots are on their way as well.  Yummy!  That is all for now.  Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.  Remember to return your boxes!!!  Elise.