Here ye, Here ye! – Please keep bringing your boxes back each week! Many of you are doing this already and others are trying hard to remember. We’ve run low on the insulated boxes for meat this week so you’ll notice a change-up in the packaging. The meat will be packaged on dry ice in a traditional cooler. When you pick up your share, you will take your bag with your name on it. Please bring your own cooler with ice packs to pick up your shares this week since the dry ice will not be transferable. The insulated boxes we normally use are costly and we want to keep re-using them, which ultimately means you’re purchasing more protein each week and less cardboard.
On the farm-front – We finally received rain today! Harvesting in the mist and rain this morning was a pleasure after the past two weeks of sun and heat. Our crew starts before daybreak to make sure your salad mix and lettuce get washed and packed before the sun can touch them. It is a blessed day when harvest falls on overcast misty mornings. You may notice that your greens this week stay fresher for longer in the fridge than in past weeks.
And that’s the theme for this week! Greens, greens and more greens! With some new faces including Cabbage and/or Broccoli in your box this week. Despite our best efforts to thwart the cabbage moths, I have noticed some worm damage in the fields this week. Seeing pest pressure increase this time of year always reminds me that I should be cutting up and freezing some of the beautiful and un-munched leaves now. I invite you to do the same this week. If you’ve got leftover greens from last week, or if you need a week off from Kale, Collards, or Turnips – simply chop up part of your share and stuff them into zip-loc freezer bags to enjoy later in the year.
Here’s what’s on tap this week…
Meat CSA: (call us early in the week for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081)
2x 12oz Grass Fed New York Strip Steaks
1x 1lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
1x 1lb Ground Chicken
1x 8 Way Cut Chicken
Eggs: 12 beautiful free range eggs, hand washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Call to order this week if not on the egg CSA : 229-641-2081)
1 head assorted Lettuce
1 bag Salad Mix
1 bag Braising Mix
1 bunch Easter egg mix radishes
1 bunch Assorted Kale
1 bunch Collards or Mixed Turnips
1 Snap Peas or 2nd Head Lettuce
1 head Broccoli or Cabbage
1 Gourmet Herb Bunch