This Weeks Share: Onion, Summer Squash, Cucumber, a Brassica, Collard Greens, Tomatoes, Blackberries, Blueberries and Sweet Corn.

Good day friends and welcome to the 10th week of our CSA. Earlier than usual we are picking young ears of our Sweet Corn for you. The tender ears are quite sweet and crisp. I love to eat them fresh and raw from the field. Enjoy corn ear-worn FREE corn this week. As the season progresses, the rascally worms find their way into the tips of some ears, and our selections must be more diligent. Good Ladybugs, at all stages of development may be found in the outer husks, along with their favorite diet of aphids, but the corn kernels themselves look perfect and taste wonderful. Expect to see 4 ears in your Share for your meals. Onions, Summer Squash and Cucumbers remain key players in the weekly Shares. Expect at least 2 Squash and 3-4 Cucumbers. For your braising greens this week we are harvesting the hearty, sturdy leaves of Collard Greens. Did you know you can use Collard-leaf as a wrap, burrito-style? With a light steam, the leaves become roll able, pliable and a healthy alternative to wheat or corn tortillas or pita.

Your Brassica selection for the week might be some Kohlrabi, some Cauliflower, Cabbage or some Broccoli, as we try to finish harvesting the first plantings of all of them. If you are new to Kohlrabi, typically this potato-like Brassica benefits from a peel of the outer skin. We have cleaned them up some already for you. My kids and I love to snack on Kohlrabi raw. The beloved orbs of red, Tomatoes, are turning quickly now from greens to reds. Expect a ‘square’ (2-3) of those this week. We are taking a break on Plum harvest this week, and instead bringing every Share some Blueberries as well as some Blackberries. Some of the Blackberries you will notice are sunburned. The flavor is still great though, as with probably the last pick of our Legacy blueberries.

Unfortunately our Berry-Share has run it’s course. Each Berry-Share holder should have received 20 pints total including our organic Strawberries, many Blackberries, Boysenberries and Blueberries. Berry season is mostly passed but late season varieties of berries can still be found at Farmer’s Markets….and in your Standard-Share with our Farm!

The heat has made things difficult on the Farm. Thankfully not so bad that we haven’t been able to manage. Watering the green-house 4 times per day is getting a bit old though. Another week of 90’s will be great for our Tomatoes, Eggplant and Peppers, as well as our green Beans, all yet to be harvested for your Share’s in the coming weeks ahead.

It’s amazing to me how truly fast Summer is flying by. In only 3 full weeks our little’s will be back at school and things will start to feel like Fall. Hopefully.

We can’t Thank-YOU enough for joining us on our journey of feeding our community the best of what we grow. As our beloved Members, your are each deeply appreciated. Have a great week!

 

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