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CSA Week 8

I can’t believe it’s Week 8, already! What a great season it’s been so far. And it’s only getting better. *Fingers crossed for rain!* So let’s see what we’ve got this week:

  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Purple Onion
  • Green Onions
  • Cucumber
  • Mild green pepper
  • Jalapenos
  • 2.5 lbs Red Gold Potatoes
  • Mixed green beans
  • Carrots
  • A taste of early grape and pear tomatoes
  • Dill

Until next week!

-Linde

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In this week’s share you’ll find:

  • Fresh dill
  • carrots
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini
  • beets with greens
  • purple onions
  • 2lbs red pontiac potatoes
  • green onions
  • cured garlic
  • red romaine lettuce (not shown, because I forgot again.)
  • cucumbers

I tried to upload a video of our unhappy chicken just for fun, but I can’t seem to do it! You can head over the our Facebook Page to check it out!

Until next week!

-Linde

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CSA Week 6

In this week’s share you’ll find:

1. Zucchini

2. Yellow Squash

3. Salad greens

4. Cooking greens

5. Cucumbers (shown are a pickling variety–they’re small, but the taste on sandwiches and salads is just as delicious as the larger varieties!)

6. 3 lbs mixed new potatoes (russet, yukon, reds)

7. Tri-colored onions

8. Fresh garlic

9. Beets

10. Carrots (the ones shown are Parisienne- a stubby baby carrot variety)

-Just as an FYI, did you know “Baby” carrots at the store are just regular sized carrots ground down to stubs?

Until next week!

-Linde

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CSA Week 5

Well, we’re really coming into it now! This week is the last week for radishes until the fall. (This bunch is a LITTLE spicy.) And it looks like the snow peas are done.

But yellow summer squash is coming in, and there should be some ready for harvest next week! So here’s the scoop on this week’s basket:

  • Red sails lettuce
  •  Red oak leaf lettuce
  • Head lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Bunch of small beets (with greens)
  • Green onions
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli head
  • Mixed Radishes
  • Fresh garlic bunch
  • 1/4lb Snow peas
  • 2lbs early Russet potatoes
  • Rhubarb (not pictured, because I forgot)

Bon Appetit!

-Linde

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CSA Shares week 3 and 4.

Isn’t this a neat picture? Rich took it from the roof yesterday. I feel like it looks smaller from the roof, than it feels when I’m elbow high in weeds. I’m sure it’s just an optical illusion. 🙂 (Note the four stealthy chickens skulking along the tree line on the right.)

Now! Down to business!

WEEK 3: I forgot to take pictures of the shares last week. Whoops! But I can tell you, in the share was 1/2lb mustard greens, 1/4 romaine lettuce, 1/4 lb red leaf lettuce, a dozen eggs and 1/4 lb spicey salad mix.

Week 4: I just harvested a share for delivery tomorrow, and I am just tickled!! This week is the best so far, and hopefully an indicator of the weeks to come! I’ll let you have a look, then give you the details.

Isn’t it fantastic!! I just love that these vegetables came from my backyard farm, and the only thing used to get them this beautiful was sun, soil, water, lots of hard work and love! 🙂

Included clockwise:

  • 1/4 lb romaine lettuce
  • Bunch of green onions
  • 1/4 lb red leaf lettuce
  • One head of gourmet purple lettuce
  • 1/2 lb snow peas
  • 1/2 dozen eggs
  • Bunch of rainbow swiss chard
  • 1/2 lb of mustard greens

OH! This is what I live for. 🙂 I hope my CSA customers are just as happy!

Until next time!

-Linde

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Well, we’re coming into prime farming season! Things have been busy here at the farm, and are bound to only get busier! I’ve sat down to update the blog a million times it seems, but something farmy always interrupts!

The most exciting news of the past few weeks is that our CSA customers got their second full share this week! Yeah!! We planned for a 12 week season, just to be cautious, as it is our first year. But with this terrific weather, it looks like we’ll be able to get 18-20 weeks of veggies.

WEEK ONE

  • Rhubarb
  • Green Onions
  • Mixed Greens
  • Radishes

WEEK TWO

  • Rhubarb
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Mixed Greens (including mustard greens, arugula, and gourmet lettuce)

My official favorite vegetable to eat and harvest this season is the Easter Egg Radish.

   It’s a mix of purple, red, pink and white radishes. They’re so darn cute, and you never know color you’re going to get! But the flavor is fantastic. It’s sweet and mild. It doesn’t have the harsh spiciness of some other varieties. I’ll definitely be planting more of these!

I’ve taken all kinds of photos over the past few days to share with you, but every time I walk outside, it seems things have doubled! So although they probably look different now, here are some recent photos to give you an idea where we’re at.

 The sweet peas are growing beautifully, and are about knee-high.

 The first bed of potatoes and most of the second are about a foot high, and have been mounded.

 Our mini-green house is full to the brim with seedlings waiting for the final plantings!

 Tomato and pepper sales have exceeded expectation! We’ll definitely be taking orders for next year, so look for more information this winter!

 About half of the asparagus I planted has come up, and it looks delicious!! I can’t wait to have a taste next spring!

We have 10 planting beds finished, and some covered in black plastic in anticipation of tomato plants. Only 5 more to go!!

 Onions and garlic!

And to leave your mouth watering:

Our Early Spring Salad Mix paired with…

  our Icicle, Easter Egg, and Sparkler radishes.

YUM!

Check back soon, I’ll have more updates!

-Linde

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