2017 CSA ~ Week 10

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:

DELIVERY SITE ETIQUETTE

I would like to address an issue that came to my attention last week. One of our site hosts observed a member, who came to pick up their share, going through several of the boxes before choosing one. Please be respectful of your fellow members and open only one box…Yours! We work very hard to make sure that all of the boxes at each site are comparable to the rest, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to have your box rifled through before you receive it. Your consideration on this issue is greatly appreciated.

BERRY FLATS

If  you ordered blueberry or strawberry flats, they will be coming to your delivery site today for you. There are quite a few orders so please, to avoid confusion,  make sure that you take the flat that has your name labeled on the side. Thanks!

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Green Beans
  • New Potatoes (best to refrigerate these)
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Strawberries

SOME SITES ONLY

  • Eggplant
  • Cherry Tomatoes

RECIPES:

Smoky Potato Salad w/Sherry Vinaigrette

Warm Green Bean & Potato Salad

Roasted Green Beans, Mushroom & Onions w/Parmesan Bread Crumbs

Hasselback Tomato Caprese Salad

Spiraled Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Spicy Thai-Style Pomelo, Green Bean & Zucchini Salad

Welcome to the week! This week of CSA officially marks the middle of the Standard Season! It’s been a bit of a tumultuous year but I think we’ve found our center now and we’re so excited that everything is going smoothly….for the most part. There are always the weeks that you wonder why exactly you chose this profession, such as last week….we had two cooler malfunctions (one minor and fixed the same day, one not so minor and will require a rebuild), pump breakdowns, truck standings (our Saturday Market crew coming home from Portland got stuck just off I-5 for 3 hours, waiting for a tow truck after the distributor decided it was too hot to continue on….), and a couple of juvenile cougars decided that 3 of Farmer Chris’s lambs might make a nice snack. He has been sleeping outside with them since last Tuesday, to keep them safe. We’ve been gifted a sweet Great Pyrenees named Yukon to take over the sheep protection duties. We’re all sleeping better now that he is on the job.

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Now it’s Monday, and we’re off to a fresh start! Since it is the Full Moon today, and a Lunar Eclipse starting off the eclipse season, I decided I’d take another walk around the farm to see what’s happening! I found this lovely lady on the newly emerging corn tassels, making sure that no insects decide to have their way with your corn.

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This guy was hiding under some leaves, and looking around, I saw lots of the little gems sizing up, preparing to be your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. I stopped by to say hi to the crew who were picking, and picking, and picking strawberries. With all of this

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warmth the berries are sure producing well! If you haven’t ordered your bulk flat to make jam or pie or freeze for winter months, now is the time. They are sooo sweet!

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I met up with Farmer Jimi Good, right after he moved the cow herd to new pasture. He’s tying up loose ends today as he is leaving for a 2 week adventure with his 9 year old son, Jade. They are heading North to Alaska to sail on a friends yacht through the inside passage. His friend, Louis Hoock (yes, he does go by the name of Captain Hoock!) owns a 54 foot yacht name Arcturus, and he runs Alaska Adventure Sailing, running tours in Southeast Alaska, cruising between Juneau, Sitka and Glacier Bay. Jimi and Jade will be his crew for the next couple of weeks. We’ll wish him bon voyage and look forward to hearing all about is adventure when he returns.

We hope that you all have a wonderful week ahead….it’s supposed to cool off a bit, I hear.  We’ll hope so, but if not, find a way to stay cool! Hope you enjoy your boxes this week.

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

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