CSA Week 2

Rows of peppers in the field enjoying the sun.

Rows of peppers in the garden enjoying the sun.

The rain was a very welcome friend this week. Our gardens and pastures really needed that extra moisture after a dry winter and spring. It also meant slower days on the farm, which are a real treat this time of year. The rain also brought a noticeable growth spurt in all of our plants and our beds are overflowing with greens, roots, and flowers.

I was struck by the beauty of the garden this morning. All the plants looked so vibrant, and established, and another season of farming feels like it has really begun. It’s also been really fun to watch our first tomatoes starting to form fruit in the greenhouse. Hopefully we’ll have ripe tomatoes within a couple of weeks!

Free Range Ducks

Free-range ducks roaming the fields around the garden.

In this week’s box you’ll find a bag of salad mix. Our mix is grown in our greenhouse where it is protected from pests and changes in weather. Our salad mix includes a mix of baby lettuces, mizuna mustard, scarlet frills mustard, baby kales, and totsoi. It’s so flavorful we eat it without salad dressing in our house! We also have baby bok choy in the share this week. Bok choy is an Asian green that is known for its crunchy stem and tender leaves. It’s wonderful stir fried, braised, or added to soups and stews.

Michael bottle feeding Rosie, one of our Boer Goat kids.

Michael bottle-feeding Rosie, one of our Boer Goat kids.

 

Full Share

Carrots 1 pound

Kale 1 bunch

Salad Mix 1/3 pound bag

Garlic Scapes 1/4 pound

Bok Choy 1 bunch

Chard 1 bunch

Mini Romaine 3/4 pound bag

Half Share

Carrots 1/2 pound

Kale 1 bunch

Salad Mix 1/3 pound bag

Garlic Scapes 1/4 pound

Bok Choy 1 bunch

Recipes

Kale with Miso Dressing

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

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