>THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:
• Sugar Snap Peas
• Shelling Peas
• Stir-Fry Mixed Greens
CHOICES: Small Shares choose 3, Large Shares choose 6
• Green Onions
• Fresh “Spanish Roja” Garlic
• Beet Greens
• Heirloom Lettuce
“Chelan” Cherries from Tonnemaker Orchards in Royal City
Apricots for Fruit Shares
I don’t know that there’s a lot to add about this week’s produce. Peas are pretty self-explanatory—eat them. We generally don’t cook a lot of peas, we all just eat shelling peas raw, usually in the field. Sugar snap peas, usually we eat raw as well, although I do sometimes sauté them in a little butter. Remember—shelling peas need to be taken out of the pod, and sugar snaps you eat the whole thing.
We are trying out the “choice” system this week, officially. Please make sure that you choose from the five things in the choice list, and don’t take all 5. Small shares will choose three things, large shares will choose 6. Mike will be at the stand on Wednesday to help with this, as I’m sure it will be confusing at first.
Also, we will be starting u-pick next week. Shelling peas will be ready for u-pick first, and sugar snaps the following week. Yes, we are picking peas now, but it makes me nervous to have other people in the rows when there are so many tiny, undeveloped pods there.
Our house has arrived, finally. It needs paint and some love, but we’ll have a house to live in next year without rent, and it was a really good price. We can’t wait to be living on the farm, instead of across the street. We won’t have so much to worry about with the kids, that’s for sure. We just need to wait on the County business, especially the septic system permit. We hope it goes along quickly, but we’ve heard horror stories.