If you hear a voice within you say, “ You cannot paint”, then by all means PAINT, and that voice will be silenced.
Week 6 crop list:
- Full shares: kale, thyme, cabbage, Brassica farmer’s choice, turnips, lettuce, savory, tomatoes, citrus basil, bell/banana peppers
- Single shares: kale, thyme, cabbage, shelling peas, savory, banana peppers, Brassica farmer’s choice, citrus basil, baby summer squash
- Half shares: kale, oregano, cabbage, banana/chili peppers, Brassica farmer’s choice, lettuce, citrus basil
Week 6 farmer notes:
- NO CSA DELIVERY NEXT WEEK JULY 30TH – see newsletter article
- Camping weekend at the farm is this weekend. We have 2 families so we have room for 3 more – come Friday evening or sometime Saturday as your schedule allows – we need to know if you are coming. Information is on our website under ‘member connections.’ We would love to see you!
- Final delivery of the raspberries and shelling peas received serious damage from last weekends winds and heavy rain
- We have 4 kinds of peppers this year, in order from not hot to somewhat hot: green bell, green chili, yellow banana, small green jalapeno
- Italian seasonings include basil, marjoram, thyme, savory, oregano, rosemary, and cilantro. We grow all of these and several in part of this week’s box. We had spaghetti sauce with our tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions and Italian herbs last evening and it was wonderful.
- Herbs can be dried for later use by hanging in a dark, well ventilated area
- Hot weather produce is looking awesome in the field
- Wash all of the produce before you eat it
A week CSA breakA few years back I was at my nephew’s home and he casually mentioned that he did not have a csa delivery coming that week. I was curious as to why and he just said, “I am not really sure but we are happy to have a week off of the vegetables.” Since that I time I have heard of several CSAs who routinely do this for a smattering of reasons: so the farmer’s can have a vacation/family time, so the farmer can catch up on weeding/cover cropping/planting, because there is a natural lapse between the spring crops be harvested and the summer crops being ready for harvest. I have never done this before, but it seems like a great decision for all of us to take next week off and go one week later into the fall. We definitely need a week to catch up on some weeding, get soil covered that has already been harvested, and plant many of our fall offerings. Also, it makes sense to give the hot weather crops here on the farm an extra week to mature so that we can have awesome boxes beginning on August 6th through season’s end. I hope that this is not an issue for any of you and please do not hesitate to contact us if this needs any clarification. The final summer csa delivery will now be on Thursday, October 22. Have a great weekend and next week everyone!