CSA 2015 Week #6

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  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet onion
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli~ Some sites only
  • Cucumbers~ Some sites only
  • Tomatoes (cherry)~ Some sites only
  • Strawberries~ Some sites only
  • Eggplant~ Some sites only

Recipes!

Zucchini Recipes from 101cookbooks.com

Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onion Tacos from notwithoutsalt.com

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles from ohmyveggies.com

Blueberry Dutch Pancakes from Martha Stewart

News From the Field…

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Greetings everyone! I got up bright and early yesterday morning, well my youngest daughter Genevieve was the main reason for the sunrise awakening, but it was great to get out and take some photos of the farm before it got too hot!

I have been wanting to get over to Simpson’s field, our satellite field that the farm has been leasing for over 20 years! It is a beautiful spot, about 35 acres, 5 miles down the road from the home farm and this year we are cropping about 10 of those acres. It was gorgeous out there yesterday, quiet except for the humming of insects and birds and the sky was such a soft dusty blue, the clouds wispy and white. The corn, burdock, winter squash, strawberries, onions and more are over there, as well as the compost piles. This is a photo of the burdock we grow as a wholesale crop…

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and the corn…

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We plant several corn plantings, here’s a look at the corn in different stages…

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Everything is so early this year the first corn planting even has tassels already!

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The winter squash planting is looking lush…

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and the squash is sizing up and even starting to turn colors…

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I love the squash flowers and they are a favorite among bumblebees although I couldn’t quite catch one to photograph…

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Some of the crew was out picking strawberries…

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The cauliflower planting next to the strawberries was looking beautiful, flecked with shiny pearls of morning dew..

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We are really in the transition time now, and you can see that by the list of vegetables in the box, and how there are many of the warm weather crops beginning to ripen and make an appearance in some of the boxes. As they come on, we will continue to dole out the harvest among the drop sites and make sure that everyone gets a fair share of all the vegetables.

It is an exciting time of year, we wait so long for that first taste of a vine ripened tomato, or that cool crisp cucumber and the blueberries! I can’t get enough of those! It’s so worth all the waiting and hard work!

We hope you all have a wonderful week, enjoy this bountiful time and we’ll see you next week with more from your farm!

-Sara

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