Monday, July 22, 2013

Share Items July 24 & 27

Veggie Share
zucchini (green and/or yellow)
Cucumbers, white/yellow and/or green
Herb TBD
1 small bu Swiss chard
1 bulb fennel
1 head lettuce

Fruit share:
Blueberries AND peaches

Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

FARM NEWS: We have some exciting news to announce. After looking into a lot of options for several years, we finally have a Garden of Eve cookbook that we can supply CSA members with!  Our goal is that every member gets one – and that you use it to enhance your satisfaction with the share and CSA program. Because we were able to get these printed in a large quantity, the cost per book was reasonable and we are able to include them this year at no additional cost to you. In future years, we anticipate giving them out only to new members (i.e. returning members would not get an additional copy). CSA sites will be giving them out at slightly different times – some of you will get them this week, some next week, and some perhaps even a week or two later. We are working with the Core Group volunteers at many locations to plan some cooking demos using recipes from the cookbook, and a facebook contest that you can enter by posting a picture of a recipe you make from the book. Grand prize? A free CSA share next year! Stay tuned for more info next week. 

Lettuce is having a tough time slogging through this heat, though we are spending a lot of time irrigating. Those of you who have house plants or patio plants (or an outdoor garden) know how hard it is to keep your plants from turning crispy in this two-week heat wave – imagine having 60 acres to keep watered – that’s about a square half mile. Keeping busy with weeding and looking forward to tomatoes coming in.

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