Week 6

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Broccoli

.75 lb.

2.00

1 lb.

2.50

Cauli

flower

 

 

1.5 lb.

3.00

Carrots

1 bunch

1.50

1 larger bunch

2.50

Turnips

1 bunch

2.00

 

 

Nappa Cabbage

1 head

2.00

 

 

Kale

 

 

1 bunch

2.00

Onions

1 bunch

1.50

1 larger bunch

2.50

Garlic

1 head

1.00

2 heads

2.00

Cucumbers

 

 

1 lb.

2.00

Summer Squash

1 lb.

2.00

 

 

Strawbry

1 pint

2.50

1 pint

2.50

Sweet Peas

 

 

½ lb.

2.00

Swiss Chard

 

 

1 bunch

2.00

Total

 

14.50

 

23.00


Recipe Of The Week

Nappa Cabbage Stir-fry

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 head nappa cabbage

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

2 teaspoons tamari

1 teaspoon sesame oil

 

Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet or a hot oven for several minutes, tossing occasionally; then set aside.  Rinse cabbage, drain and pat dry.  Cut leaves and stems crosswise into ½ inch slices. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it ripples.  Add the garlic and ginger.  Cook about one minute, stirring.  Add cabbage and stir-fry until wilted and dark green, about 2 minutes.  Stir in tamari and sesame oil.  Cook one minute.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. 

 

Note: Full shares, how about try the same recipe with Kale?  Cook for 5-10 minutes instead.

 


 

WhatŐs Going On?

Hello folks!  Hope you all had a nice week.  First off, I wanted to let you know I am going to cancel the CSA work day for this Sunday.  With the onset of the heat and humidity lately, I feel like it could lead to a rather unpleasant afternoon....and that isnŐt the point is it!  I will re-schedule if the weather cools down a bit, and if not, we will have one again in the fall.  I also have a summer cold that seems to be lingering, and if it is not gone by Sunday I may have to rest most of the day to try to kick it! 

With the end of strawberry season we are able to accomplish a lot more actual work on the farm.  We have been weeding, planting, you name it.  The first planting of tomatoes looks great, and I am having a feeling we are going to see tomatoes a little early this year with this weather.  The potatoes are looking really good this year as well, and we may actually get a decent yield.  I am happy with the onions this season as well, as each season prior I have not had that great of luck with them.  I feel like I have Ôfigured outŐ a way to grow them that works for me, and just wish I had planted more of them, like ten times more.  Onions are so good, and now that I know how I want to grow them, I have been enjoying it greatly.  Next year I plan on having five beds as opposed to just one like this year!!!!  Onions all year, yeah!!!!

Also remember that if you have missed a week and asked for a hold that you need to email me by the Monday night before the Wednesday delivery to ask for a double for that week.  I will then make you an identical box for that week to make up for the one you missed!  I will send out reminders perhaps mid-season about how many doubles folks have saved up.  Also, please remember to bring your boxes back to the pick up sites....we always seem to run low!!!

Produce Info....

As you can see by the harvest chart we have a myriad of veggies for folks today.  Full shares, your cauliflower may be a bit yellow or have some sort of small weird colors here or there on it.  No need to worry, it is just discoloration from the sun.  It is actually quite hard to grow a completely white head of cauliflower, although I think the variety that I tried this year has performed the best when coming to that characteristic than most I have tried in the past.  We have a good number or young grasshoppers flying around....in some areas there seems to be hundreds of baby ones, like a next just hatched out.  In these areas they are eating the leaves off some of the veggies, like for example the half share turnip greens....and the second planting of beets that you will not see for a couple few weeks anyhow. 

What To Look Forward To....

This hot weather has been hard on the cooler season crops, the broccoli wants to mature all at once, and the kale has looked better prior to the heat stress it is showing.  We will see what happens!  There is another planting of spinach in the ground that looks pretty good, young, but good.  I have had such bad luck this year with spinach, hence the lack of it in your shares.  I canŐt quite figure out why it has not grown well this season, but hopefully this last batch will get us a good bit in a few weeks.  There is arugula coming for next week, as well as more squash and cucumbers.  Beans are starting to flower so we should have green snap beans in a few weeks.  The planting of sugar snaps is just starting to mature ( I had terrible germination in my first plating so we had to say goodbye to that one, this is the second later planting I am referring to hence the two week later maturity than usual).  We will hopefully have a decent amount of those guys for folks next week and for the next couple.  We have just harvested all of the garlic to hang and dry, nice big heads this year.  Folks will see a lot of that in their shares, yeahhhhh~!!!  That is all for now.  Hope you have a good week, and please be in touch!  Elise.