CSA Newsletter Box 6 July 24, 2013

by jennifer on July 24, 2013

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This will be a very short and to the point kind of newsletter. There is much still to do before the workday is done and our crew is a little smaller this week. Sorry, no wistful farmer ramblings this week.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
Lettuce
Carrots
Beets or chard *
Scallions
Green beans
Shell peas
Snow peas
Potatoes
Cabbage
Dill, cilantro, parsley, or basil
Garlic
Green zucchini
Italian zucchini

*We had a “little” packing error and Tumwater (aka South Capitol) did not receive beets or chard. You will get both next week as compensation. Sorry!

SPECIFIC CROP DETAILS:
Potatoes: These are a delightful fingerling called Russian Banana. Like most fingerlings, they are rich, a little waxy, and oh so delicious. We elected not to wash them in order to avoid damaging their fragile new skins. Wait to wash until you use them.
Cabbage: This is a different variety than the one you got last time. This one is sweet with a subtle peppery mustard green kind of finish. It is good cooked or raw.
Peas: This most likely is the last week for peas. I fear if we keep trying to pick them our usually mild-mannered crew will revolt! The pea patch is becoming a weedy nightmare anyway. Enjoy this last hurrah!
Basil: We will start adding basil to the herb rotation. Some of you will get some this week.

Back to work for me! -Jen

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