It is definitely tomato time!
This week’s share also includes striped candy beets (with greens still
on!), purple topped turnips, sweet onions, peppers, mesclun lettuce/mixed greens, and cabbage. There may be a few surprises as well, but that is not up to me.
Also, for the rest of the season, you have the opportunity to buy
larger quantities of certain crops from us at a Wholesale Case Pricing. Just email your Case order to me, and we will send it along with your share.
Price - $30/case. Minimum order – 1 case. (A case is 20 lbs, or 20
This is a great opportunity to do some canning, freezing, pickling, juicing, or sharing. What better could you share with a newly-wed couple? Besides maybe a farm share for next season?
This week, we’re offering cases of Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Beets by the pound; and Kale by the bunch.
We are also ramping up our Donation Program with a few food
shelters. We’ve got the food, but we really need some help making connections and coordinating the logistics. If you’d like to get involved, let me know. The window is wide open, but not forever.
This week’s share consists of radish, lettuce, onions, leeks,
peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and lots of Eggplant.
When supply permits, we will give you tomatoes which are at various stages of ripeness, so you can enjoy them all week.
The onions you are getting now are not storage onions, they are a sweet variety called ‘ailsa craig’. They should be eaten soon, before they rot. i cut around the occasional brown centers, and they are delicious.
Beans will be coming in a few weeks.
Many of the crops have really fattened up. This weeks share consists of striped beets, kale,purple topped turnips, lettuce, onions, peppers,cucumbers, eggplant,zucchini, and tomatoes.
Be sure to cut out the little bad spots and occasional catepillars. Consider them proof that we farm organically and hate to waste perfectly good food!
And sorry if some of the crops got a little crushed as we tried to close your box.
this week we are planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting.
The mixed baby lettuce in the plastic bag may be a bit wet and/or stuck together because of how we wash it and then pack the bags into the boxes.
You should take it out of the bag, wash it in the big bowl (or just fill up the sink). Then 'spin dry' it, and store in an unsealed plastic bag in the fridge. In this condition, it should stay fresh for about a week.
If you don't have a spin drier, get one. It could be the best $10 you spend all summer.
The basic idea is that you want to keep the greens cool and moist, but not in standing water.