news from the farm…

hi friends!

happy solstice! i hope you all enjoyed some of the first official summer weekend somewhere cool and refreshing. it is HOTTT out there! while the heat-loving crops (like tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, and peppers) are fully adapted to the shift in season, the cool-loving spring crops (like lettuce, kale, radishes, (and yours truly)) are beginning to feel a wee bit wilty. the heat added to an ongoing drought will surely intensify our already high irrigation needs. but drought and heat spell withstanding, our crops are looking fantastic as we approach our full-on summer abundance, and the increased selection that this season brings. endless gratitude to our incredible staff, whose dedication, skill, and care daily make light work out of our massive task lists.

COVID-19 UPDATES:

Thank you all for your ongoing cooperation and patience during this season of pandemic pick-ups. Please do note that, as per state health guidelines, people with respiratory conditions such as asthma are not required to wear masks. If you see a CSA member without a mask, we invite you to assume the best and give them some space. During these often trying times, we are so grateful to be part of a community that prioritizes kindness and consideration!

As you know, we are investing in infrastructure to protect folks from the sun and rain when there is a wait to get into the share barn, but for this upcoming week of super high temps and possible rain on Wednesday, please consider bringing an umbrella and leaving it at the door or wearing a wide-brimmed hat to the farm.

Thanks to folks for delaying your arrival at the share barn this past week, there were far fewer rushes or waits. The busiest times are always right when we open and for the first hour of each pickup. If you’d like to avoid a wait, please come a little later.

gratefully and on behalf of our entire amazing staff,
your farmer,
Ray

 

Farmer Ray on weekly crop walk. Looks like the baby carrots are almost ready!

This Week’s Share:

head lettuce
mixed salad greens
mixed braising greens

mix and match options:
green garlic
kohlrabi
mixed cabbages
Hakurei turnips
summer squash
zucchini
scallions!
beets!
fennel!
& maybe some cucumbers!

New to CSA? The growing season in New England begins simply and with lots of greens. Summer favorites such as cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are on the way!

Pick Your Own

herbs: cilantro, basil*, dill
sugar snap peas!
flowers!

* Note on picking basil: please remove only the tops and just above a leaf node (where side shoots are coming out). This allows the basil to continue growing happily. See photo instructions below.

During this pandemic season, please: bring your own scissors, PYO containers & water; no sampling; wash your hands and wear masks; and keep your kiddos close!

 

How to harvest basil

 

Sugar snap peas

Ideas & Recipes

Mixed Lettuces and Kohlrabi with Creamy Sumac Dressing
Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage with Spicy Garlic Dressing
Massaged Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
Zucchini Quesadillas

June lettuces, beets, and napa cabbage