News from the farm: June 2, 2010

What's going on at the farm?

Great news!  Core Sound Seafood is starting up Chapel Hill/Carrboro's first community supported fishery project! Weekly and bi-weekly shares are available. Check out the website for more information and to sign up! www.coresoundseafood.org .

Hello Members, hope you all had a good week.  The exciting news on the farm this week is that we have some extra helpers from the Carolina Friends School.  A former CSA member is a teacher at the school and is bringing out five students each day this week for three hours a day to do some hard labor.  No, it isn’t punishment, the kids signed up for the task as part of the schools service work they engage in at the end of each school year.  They weeded your peppers and eggplants yesterday, and on to harvesting some onions today.  Beth, Becca and I had fun joking around with them at lunch yesterday and talking about what it means to be organic. 

The taste test results should be flowing in after this week….all members have received all three varieties of carrots, white, purple and orange.  And, the winner is…..?  I have to say, it surprises me, but I like the white carrots the best.  I guess it surprises me because I would associate the lack of color with less or bad flavor.  But their mild carrot taste and sweetness are right up my alley.  Not that I am going to stop growing any one color, having all three is so much fun, but fun to compare them against each other. 

This is the last week of Kale and maybe lettuce (maybe one more, not too likely though as we are getting a lot of bottom rot- rotting at the base of the plant were it meets the ground- due to the excessive moisture these days).  We have said goodbye to the beets, maybe a few stragglers for sale at market, but they came on hard and went out fast this year.  Hope you enjoyed them, I know I did.  Next week we should have broccoli for all, and cauliflower for the half shares.  Cucumbers!  Here they come…..for next week.  Basil is on its way also.  Starting to look like summer! 

Okay, that is it for this week, talk next!  Let me know if you have any feedback, thoughts or concerns.  Thanks!  Elise.

What's in the box?

Full Box
Crop Amount  
 

Green Cabbage - One larger head
Leeks - Three stalks
White Satin Carrots - One larger bunch
Lettuce - Two heads
Kale - One larger bunch
Summer - Squash 2 lbs.
Cauliflower - One head

Half Box
Crop Amount  
 

Green Cabbage - One smaller head
Leeks - Two stalks
Purple Haze Carrots - One bunch
Lettuce - One head
Kale - One bunch
Summer Squash - 1.5 lb.