Summer Week 8—Too Busy to Think

William the Poet and his apprentice (busking at the University District Farmers Market) wrote these poems for us last week. Fitting tribute.

William the Poet and his apprentice (busking at the University District Farmers Market) wrote these poems for us last week. Fitting tribute.

THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:
• Green Beans
• Carrots
• Cabbage
• Cauliflower
• Big Onions (Walla Walla Sweet or Red Torpedo)
• Red Russian Kale or Swiss Chard or Collard Greens (or other greens)
• Fresh Herbs (Basil, Parsley, Thyme, or Sorrel)

LARGE SHARES: (also available in the Trading Box)
• Green Onions
• Herbs
• Greens

TRADING/SHARING BOX:
• Green Onions
• Romano Beans
• Wax Beans
• Broccoli
• Fennel
• Herbs

Click on the links above for information and recipes about these crops.

COMING SOON: Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Romano Beans

Seasonal dinner for this week: Sautéed Green Beans and Sweet Onion, raw Cauliflower and dip, and pasta with Basil Pesto. And grilled wild salmon.

Seasonal dinner for this week: Sautéed Green Beans and Sweet Onion, raw Cauliflower and dip, and pasta with Basil Pesto. And grilled wild salmon.

We are at an awkward point where we have a lot of a few crops, and many crops that are not quite ready to harvest. Enter Green Beans, Cauliflower, and Cabbage!

A growing cabbage is a beautiful thing.

A growing cabbage is a beautiful thing.

This is the busiest time of year for us. Many people think spring is the busiest season, and while we are in it, we do too. But the real chaos comes in August—when we are harvesting like mad, trying to keep up with irrigation and weeding, AND planting all the fall and winter crops. We really have no time to think.

Found while picking cauliflower and cabbage...

Found while picking cauliflower and cabbage…

This is the spring-planted field of cabbages. Just this week we completed the fall and winter planting of Cabbages, Cauliflower, and Broccoli. Even larger than this one.

That's a lot of cabbages!

That’s a lot of cabbages!

Basil is in it’s prime for a few more weeks. If you like pesto, be sure and get your pesto kit and get it in the freezer while you can! $25 for regular people, and $20 for CSA members. Makes 6 cups of delicious green stuff.

Just $20 for CSA members! Get your Pesto Kit soon, while Basil is in its' prime!

Just $20 for CSA members! Get your Pesto Kit soon, while Basil is in its’ prime!

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