Bringing fresh, locally-grown organic produce to the Kensington and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods in Brooklyn
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Share Items for June 20 & 23
Hi everyone, Here is news from the Farm and this week's expected share list:
Farm news: The weather report is telling us that this beautiful, warm-but-not-too-hot, sunny weather (great for growing everything) will end this week, with a heat wave. We know that the heat will tell many of our spring greens “you are about to die”, and in response they will start to flower/set seed, known as “bolting, ” their way of saying “I will at least make babies (seeds) before I die.” Unfortunately, once greens start to bolt, they’re usually not really edible because the taste changes and they get more woody and bitter. In order to try to give you maximum value in your share, we’ll be harvesting many of these heat-intolerant greens, and giving them to you this week. We hope you don’t feel overwhelmed by all the food, but rather pleased by the quantity. Even the farmers have bunches of wilted kale in our fridge sometimes – you can still cook it like that – or cook them right after you receive them, and then freeze them for later. We made a nice “spanikopita” this weekend with grilled zucchini slices, sautéed kale, and cottage cheese. Or give some away to turn your neighbor into a kale convert. Thanks for supporting our farm! Share items for June 20, 23, 2012: 1 bu Swiss Chard 1 head lettuce 1 head bok choi 1 head escarole zucchini Peas (some locations) OR beets (some locations) 1 bu cilantro Possibly: kale Fruit share: 1 pints organic blueberries, and one quart strawberries Flower share: cut flowers: Teddy Bear sunflowers, cosmos, and more!