Eleven! One notch louder than last week. I hope everyone is enjoying the bounty of early Summer – even though summer doesn’t start officially until next week. Of course, all of this rain is really a blessing for our fields and pasture, as well as recharging aquifers that are often rundown this time of year by commodity crops. We’ve grateful for the rain but now we’re watchful of vegetative diseases that threaten when conditions stay constantly damp. It’s always something though, right? In clay soils such as ours, once we’re wet we stay wet for a couple of days. In more sandy soils, it’s possible to get a tractor into a field the day after a rain sometimes. It rained two weeks ago, and I’m still waiting on a good time to get into the field. I’ve got my fingers crossed for Sunday. So what does that have to do with the price of tea in China – or what goes in your Share box this week? Well, while it might not affect your box this week, it may affect two months from now. This past winter, we calculated dates for seeding, planting, transplanting, and harvesting. We prioritize adherence to the planting schedule to ensure your boxes stay filled each week. The rains are delaying this planting schedule a bit but thankfully all of our marathon runners are looking strong. Certain veggies are with us for the long haul. We always rely on certain vegetables like okra, peppers and eggplant to give and give each week and they’re all looking quite capable for the job this year.
And what a week for Meat CSA members. I quickly looked over the retail price of what you’re receiving – it’s around $47. I’ve heard positive responses from folks after reading through the new “meat cooking tips” – we’re working on adding some more information on preparing stocks, and even dishes with bones and odd bits. If you have any specific ideas or questions you’d like to see answered within that area of the blog, please send them my way. And if you haven’t had a chance to voice your feedback in the meat Survey, please send that our way too. A mid-season survey will go out at Week 15 for veggies, eggs and meat as well. We want this CSA to be the very best, and we define success based on your satisfaction. Here’s what awaits you this week, and I hope it more than satisfies – I hope you’re absolutely delighted by it.
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081)
2 – Grass-Fed Boneless Rib Eye Steaks 14oz
2 – Grass-Fed New York Strip Steaks 12 oz
1 – Grass-Fed Ground Beef 1 lb
Pasture Raised Eggs: 12 beautiful assorted color eggs, form our own hens that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are 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 bunch Assorted Kale
1 bunch Collards or Swiss Chard
1 bunch Carrots
1-2 Cabbages (Enjoy while they last)
Colorful Beets or Brocoli / Cauliflower
Yellow/Green Wax Bush beans
2- 4 Summer Squash
2-4 Cucumbers (mixed)
1 bunch Surprise Herb (Dill, Parsley, or Sage)
5-8 Tomatoes (Mixed heirloom and hybrid varieties)
***Don’t forget, your maters are bagged separately, so don’t leave them behind when you grab your box. Enjoy!
- Nigel: What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
- Marty: Put it up to eleven!
- Nigel:Eleven. Exactly. One louder.