June 18, 2013

What’s in the box this week?

Next week will be a dramatic shift to summer crops!  Just in time for the official start of summer on the solstice this Friday.

Standard Shares include:

Broccoli Gypsy crowns.

Red Jewel Cabbage It’s easy to see where these dense heads get their name.  Beautiful and delicious tightly wrapped in a crisp little purple package.  Cabbage keeps well in your crisper for weeks.

Chantenay Carrots

Bunched Beets Sliced, roasted or steamed beets make a nice salad with beet tops/chard and crumbled feta or blue cheese.  Maybe some caramelized onions this week too!

Rainbow Chard Use chard wherever you would spinach.  Sweet and salty, it can be enjoyed raw or lightly cooked. 

Fingerling New Potatoes We’ve almost dug up the last of the Red Thumb Fingerlings for the spring.

Walla Walla Onion These onions have sized up beautifully without the aid of any added fertilizer, just the remnants of our grazing chickens over the winter.  We have just begun to cure them, a process in which they will thicken their papery skins and store well.  Keep these on your counter.

Egg Shares include eggs from our certified organic, pasture-raised, happy hens.

Preserve Share: Crushed Tomatoes

Vegetable Forecast:  Slicer Tomatoes, Zucchini, Basil, Garlic, Chard, Carrots, Watermelon Radish

We hope you enjoy your produce as much as we enjoy growing it for you!

Be sure to RSVP for our Community Farm Dinner! Meet your food and the folks who grow it.  And, enter to win some great prizes in our farm raffle!  Check our blog soon for more details.

pic of the week: meet your chard