Week 9

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Tomato

one

1.00

one larger

1.50

Cilantro

bunch

1.00

bunch

1.00

Onion

one

1.00

two

2.00

Turnips

bunch

2.00

Larger bunch

3.00

Carrots

bunch

2.00

 

 

Beets

 

 

bunch

3.00

Kohlrabi

 

 

bunch

2.00

Cucumbers

1 pound

1.50

2 pounds

3.00

Green Cabbage

1 head

2.00

1 head

2.00

Garlic

1 head

1.00

2 heads

2.00

Red Cabbage

 

 

1 head

2.00

Total

 

11.50

 

21.50


Recipe Of The Week

Fried Cabbage

1 onion finely chopped

6 tablespoons oil

1 tomato, sliced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon curry powder

1 head cabbage, thinly shredded

2 carrots, sliced into rounds

2 potatoes, diced

 

Saute onion in oil until lightly browned.  Add sliced tomato, salt and curry powder; stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Mix in cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  Pour in ½ cup water.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and the cabbage is still slightly crunchy.

 

 


 

What’s Going On?

ANNOUNCEMENT: I AM PLANNING A CSA VOLUNTEER WORK DAY FOR THIS SUNDAY JUNE 25TH FROM 11AM TO 1PM.  We are going to be harvesting potatoes!  A LOT of potatoes.  It is a pretty easy task, just takes a while.  I will dig them with the tractor, then we need to go through the bed and ‘collect’ them.  I am only going to host this event if there is interest though, I know that it has been REALLY hot lately, but the weather does seem to be breaking this weekend and WRAL is calling for low 80's come Sunday’s.  SO, RSVP is necessary because if I don’t have at least a few folks coming I am not going to do it.  Please RSVP by this Friday to my email at effarm@earthlink.net to let me know if you can make it.  I will send out directions via email this Friday. 

Other exciting news on the farm, my first pig gave birth to five piglets on Friday!  I was lucky enough to be witness to the births, which was my first time seeing anything being born.  It was really cool.  The baby pigs are about a foot long, and really cute, kind of like puppies.  If you come to the work day you can see them, but the mother is rather protective and they are kind of afraid of people so you can’t pick them up and hold them even though you will want to. 

The above picture is of the spring onions that we have been eating, as well as some cauliflower and broccoli plants that we have already harvested off of.  We will be pulling the remainder of the onions today to ‘cure them’, which means we will dry them so that they have the familiar papery skin form as the tops die down and fall off. 

 

What To Look Forward To....

There are more green beans staring to form on the next planting so we should see those in about two weeks.  The second planting of beets is looking good so we should be harvesting those for the next two three weeks.  We are finished with the first planting of carrots and getting ready to move onto the second planting.  At this point I am a bit worried about the second planting though, as it is getting dry and hot and pretty late in the spring for carrots.  This is worrisome in that it affects the taste, too much heat and they are not very sweet.  We will have to see.  The tomatoes are doing well and we will see them increase in the next few weeks.  More summer squash, cucumbers and potatoes to come.  Our diversity will drop a little over the next few  weeks until we start to see more of the summer crops arrive like eggplant, peppers, basil and melons.  Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments or feedback!  Thanks!  Elise.