CSA Week 2

Green Garlic, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Rapini (a.k.a. Broccoli Raab), Pea Shoots, Spring Onions, and tender Mixed Kales.

THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:

• Purple Sprouting Broccoli
• Mixed Bag of  Kale
Rapini 
• Spring Onions
Green Garlic
• Pea Shoots

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

COMING SOON: Radishes, Arugula, Cilantro, Turnips

Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Eat it all: stems, leaves, and florets.

The back half of the farm is still flooded, and next door is even wetter.  Basically, we have inherited a duck sanctuary. And there was even a Great Blue Heron feeding the other day, standing stolidly in the new lake.

Tiny Rapini buds with a twisty pea shoot tendril.

Thankfully, we have many greenhouses, and we HAVE planted in all of them. Carrots and beets were planted in February. Turnips and radishes in early March. Arugula and a few rows of potatoes in late March. And we just filled one with pea transplants last week. We’re doing the best that we can in this wet spring. Luckily, we planted a lot of extras last summer and fall, because that’s were everything we’re harvesting is coming from right now.

In our downsizing process, one of our goals was to have more family time. I’m hoping for a “weekend” every few weeks. Time to go camping in the sunny part of the year. And since our farmers market is on Sunday, our weekend will be Wednesday and Thursday. And that change meant switching the beginning and end of the CSA week. Now the CSA begins on Saturday and ends with Tuesday pickup and delivery. I’m adjusting to getting the blog posts done on weekends instead of mid-week, so I apologize for missing the first one!

All the colors of kale.

We know that the CSA allotment seems small now, but remember that there will be more as the weeks progress. Summer will bring a lot of different items, and a lot of choices. Have patience, and happy spring!

EGG UPDATE: We’re happy to report that at long last, the hens are feeling like spring and have begun to increase their egg production. I’ll be in touch with anyone who had an egg subscription last year, which we were unable to complete. They will get first priority on egg shares this year. Once those families have been accommodated, we will open egg subscriptions to other CSA families.

 

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2 responses to “CSA Week 2

  1. Hi Shelley,  We’re out of town. Could I pick up my share on Saturday instead of  Tuesday? Thanks.  Linda Therou 

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