CSA Newsletter – Week 2 – June 27, 2018

by jennifer on June 27, 2018

week 2 2018

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
lettuce
shell peas
kale or chard
dill or cilantro
kohlrabi
green onions
carrots
garlic scapes
beets-on rotation
snow peas-on rotation

Remember last week when I said we were caught up on weeds? How quickly the tide shifts. Jim and I went on an extensive field walk this morning and our need to weed list became quite extensive. We both started getting antsy near the end, feeling like we needed to stop talking and get cracking! This is a common occurrence throughout the season. Things seem overwhelming, we tackle them, enjoy a moment of calm and control, then things get crazy again. Wash, rinse, repeat. Our crew is coming along nicely. We have a lot of new folks this year and it takes time and practice to become quick and efficient. Each week there are new crops to harvest, which adds to the learning curve.

One encouraging aspect to our walk was seeing how happy and healthy all the plants are. The potatoes are starting to flower which means new potatoes are only a few weeks away. Ditto greens beans. The tomato plants are heavy with fruit. By next week we should be able to start rotating zucchini around. Snap peas are also super close. Basil and parsley should appear next week as well. I love this time of year when each week there is something new to eat!

4TH OF JULY DELIVERY SCHEDULE
Delivery will occur as usual on the 4th of July EXCEPT  for the following locations:
BIIA
NRB
HLB
JEFFERSON
HUMMINGBIRD
AG in Tumwater
The above listed agencies will receive their box on Thursday July 5th.

RECIPE IDEAS:
Beets: Even if you think you hate beets, please give them a try. Fresh beets are nothing like canned beets, which are probably responsible for 90% of people’s aversion to beets. Go to our beet page for some delicious ideas.
Fresh Herbs: Check out this handy guide for what herbs pairs well with which veggies. It is bound to spark some inspiration.

I’m feeling the urgency to step away from the computer, so that’s it for this week.

Enjoy!
Jen, Jim, and Crew

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