Hey CSA Members!
Happy week #7 of the CSA! I hope you’ve been enjoying all the bounty our farm has to offer this season. We’ve loved getting to know you so far this season and we cannot wait to keep sharing food with you!
I want to extend our volunteer opportunities to you, if any of you are wanting to come to the farm and work with us over the next week or so! Last week I reached out to our volunteer list and let them know that we are in need of some extra hands to help with weeding around the farm. July has moved faster than we anticipated and the extra help weeding would really give us a boost as we enter the main harvest season of August. If you want to come out, here are the dates/times in the next week we could use volunteers:
7/26/2022: 8:00am-12:00pm or 2:00pm-6:00pm
Let me know if you’re interested and want to come out and help! Obviously, you wouldn’t need to come out for the whole time window, just for a couple hours, at your leisure. We’ll send you home with extra veggies of your choosing!
On the farm…
I feel like I didn’t take very many pictures this week of the farm. In all honesty, it was a really long, really hot week! We spent a lot of time moving our irrigation sprinklers to keep things watered. We read that this week the U.S. drought monitor declared a moderate drought for our area. We are definitely feeling the pressure of the heat and the drought.
Luckily, the most beautiful thing happened this afternoon. A rainstorm passed over our farm and poured the most beautiful, sweet rain over everything! The afternoon was cool and cloudy and it really provided all the plants (and farmers!) a little respite from the excessive heat. We are so grateful for moments like this on the farm. They really make it all worth it. Hopefully, we’ll have a few more rain events this week to boost us up and out of this drought.
In the box….
Lacinato kale, romaine lettuce, head lettuce, red beets, fennel, summer squash, pearl onions, orange tomatoes, oregano flowers.
Lacinato kale, head lettuce, fennel, cucumbers, pearl onions, orange tomatoes, oregano flowers.
The pearl onions are in everyone’s share. They are essentially baby red onions. They would be really fun left whole and put into a jar of pickles, like a clove of garlic. I’m thinking pickles red onions! Or you can chop up the tiny bulbs and use them just like green onions, fresh or cooked.
The little orange tomatoes are so exciting! I saved the seeds of these tomatoes last season and planted them this year. They have produced beautiful fruit sets and they taste amazing. I can’t wait to hear how you like them!
The small share will receive cucumbers this week. You might get a lemon cucumber (the little round yellow ones) or a green one, or a mix! They are so crunchy and tasty.
The oregano flowers and leaves can be used just like any fresh oregano. You can add to tomato sauce, eat fresh on salads, or dry to use for later.
See you tomorrow!
Eleanor and Pearce