Monday, June 24, 2013

Share Items June 26 & 29

Veggie Share:
Cucumbers
1 bu scallions
1 bu kale
1 bu Swiss chard
1 head lettuce
1 bu sweet salad turnips
Additional items TBD

Fruit share: organic blueberries, possibly some strawberries

Flower share: lavender

Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

Farm news: Another new summer veggie arrives this week – cucumbers! Some will be very light green, small, almost white ones – these are an heirloom cuke called “Boothby Blonde.” It grows well and that’s the main thing we care about! We’ve had some dry sunny days, used for cutting and baling our remaining cover crops so that we can produce our own organic straw, to mulch summer crops with. Since we don’t use any chemical weed-killers, mulch helps to cover the ground and keeps little weed seeds from germinating. Long Island is a tough place to bring straw into, since who wants to bring a truckload of straw through the NYC Bridges or tunnels?! Thus we are forced to grow our own, even when we barely have time to grow the crops everyone wants to eat. So it’s a stretch but this year, as long as the baler holds together (keep your fingers crossed) we’ll get in almost 1,000 bales. Remember, we are aware that the share is on the small side, and it will increase in diversity and quantity as the summer progresses. CSA helps you learn to eat with the seasons. We appreciate your patience! 

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