CSA: Week 5

What a hot, dry week it’s been. Lots of sunshine means growth you can almost watch in the bean, squash, and tomato fields. The farm crew is handling the early heat much better than the head lettuces which all seem to want to flower prior to reaching harvest size. Overall, growth is starting to speed up as we struggle to keep pace with our successional plantings, weeding, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and did I mention weeding. If anyone finds a good recipe for spiny amaranth (aka pig-weed) please share it with me and I’ll gladly start including it in the veggie boxes.

Salad Mix and Head Lettuces will provide for light refreshing salads paired with your turkey burgers this week. And for your roast and chicken, we’ve provided some great greens and root crop options such as carrots and turnips. And there’s broccoli enough this week for everyone. Broccoli is a space hog in the garden and we only grow enough for our CSA families. It’s always really disappointing when Broccoli doesn’t cooperate and produce impressive heads. Thankfully, I’ve been nothing less than pleased so far this year. I hope you enjoy them too! Here’s what you can expect in your boxes this week…

Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081)

1 – 8 Way Cut Chicken

1 – Ground Turkey (1-lb)

1 – Grass Fed Roast (Sirloin Tip, Rump Roast, or Bottom Round)

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)

Vegetables:

1 bag Salad Mix

1 bag Arugula or Braising Mix

1 head Lettuce

1 bunch D’avignon radishes

1 bunch Assorted Kale

1 bunch Collards or Mixed Turnips

1 bunch Beets or Carrots

1 Broccoli Head

1 Large or 2 small Cabbage

1 bunch Sorrel

Categories: CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “CSA: Week 5

  1. Stephanie

    Pig-weed – my horse loves it but it’s an foe for the pasture

  2. Chrissy

    Thanks for identifying the herb! Now, can you do that every week from now on because I never know what the herb is. And go back and tell me what is was for the last two boxes. lol Sorry, I’m learning as we go….

    • Past weeks of herbs were rosemary and a combo stevia and mint. And I “meant” to offer a few cocktail and tea recipes but it never happened. I wish we had more time to spend sharing info and recipes but all this farming really gets in the way of this blogging stuff 🙂 I’ll try to do better in the future…

      • Chrissy

        I guessed rosemary and some sort of mint -can’t believe I was sort of right 🙂

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