Summer Week 1: Is This July?

First Week of Summer CSA.  (Lovely photo courtesy Shawna at Sweet River Photography)

First Week of Summer CSA.
(Lovely photo courtesy Shawna at Sweet River Photography)

THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:

• Green Onions
• Garlic Scapes
Beet Greens with Little Beets or Pea Shoots
• Green Bibb Lettuce
• Red Romaine Lettuce
• Spinach
• Choice of Herbs
• Snow Peas (Large Shares only this week)

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

COMING SOON: Kale, Radishes, Salad Turnips, Peas, Carrots, Zucchini

Garlic Scapes are extra early this year...and there are enough this week for CSA members! Click on the menu link for cooking hints!

Garlic Scapes are extra early this year…and there are enough this week for CSA members! Click on the menu link for cooking hints!

As the 80°-plus temperatures and lack of rain persist, we are feeling like July. That first week of July, when the weather suddenly changes from cool and wet to scorching and dusty overnight.

Our days are gloriously, and exhaustingly, long and full. Up at 5:00 to get greenhouse work done before the temperature soars inside, followed by weeding, planting, or harvesting, and then more greenhouse work and dinner at 10:00. That is our new routine. Which would be even better if we hadn’t been thrust into it. It’s to ease into a new routine.

Remember the line, “Some achieve summer, while others have summer thrust upon them?” Well, that’s the idea. I’ve been listening to Shakespeare plays while I work.

Thanksgiving turkeys have arrived and are doing well so far. Green heads mean Big Brown Turkeys, and no green means Regular Brown Turkeys.

Thanksgiving turkeys have arrived and are doing well so far. Green heads mean Big Brown Turkeys, and no green means Regular Brown Turkeys.

I usually listen to audiobooks, and Shakespeare seems to be the theme this summer. Partly because I’m interested, (and BBC has a number of dramatized productions featuring actors like David Tennant and Helena Bonham Carter), and partly because I’m planning on studying his work with the kids in our homeschool next year. (Hopefully with a fall field-trip to Ashland!)

Anyway, sorry the farm is such a mess. The mower was broken when we had time to mow and clean up, and alas, now that the mower is fixed, we can’t spare the time to mow and clean up. We’ll get there.

Instant Summer Squash patch, as Teo helps me set out transplants. Just a couple weeks until we've got squash!

Instant Summer Squash patch, as Teo helps me set out transplants. Just a couple weeks until we’ve got squash!

We welcome you to the first week of our Summer, 2015 CSA, and we hope you enjoy it. There will be much more food to come, and it will gradually increase as the weeks go by. Please feel free to email if you have any problems or concerns, or in case you’d like to give positive feedback. We love to hear from you!

 

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2 responses to “Summer Week 1: Is This July?

  1. Nicole Freutel

    Ok so this Saturday is out first pick up? What are the hours?

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  2. I just LOVE the little green garlics. I I whorl them up in a food processor and make as much garlic butter as I can

    Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:46:00 +0000 To: nancyellencorr@hotmail.com

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