This week’s shares are literally overflowing…we didn’t come close to fitting all of the produce in the bins today. Some things we had to harvest because of the heat (Napa cabbage, Romaine lettuce, carrots), but mostly it is just the height of “spring” veggie season. Wednesday shares will include: carrots, scallions, garlic scapes, radishes (red), spring turnips with greens (white), baby beets with greens, fennel, kale, broccoli with greens (enjoy the greens! they really are great!), sugar snap peas, Romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce (the Australian Yellow lettuce is huge this season…see pic below…that’s my foot!), Napa cabbage, choice of arugula or mesclun mix, and choice of herb. Sustaining Members will also receive strawberries (dwindling…although finally hot and dry enough for them to keep longer!), snow peas, and an extra green. By Friday, I expect the patty pan summer squash to also be ready (see picture below).
We will begin harvesting and distributing CSA shares next week, starting on Wednesday 4/19/17. CSA members you will receive pickup assignments and pickup information by the end of this week. The first shares will be small as we wait on a few things to catch up that either went in late or didn’t germinate well because of our March cold snap. They will pick up quickly as strawberries are close to ripening, and cabbages and broccoli are ahead of schedule. We look forward to seeing returning members and meeting our new CSA members!
Also, one of our new CSA members, Kristina McLean, will be contributing to the blog this season. She is a seasoned CSA member and blogger and will be posting 1-2 posts per week with meal planning help, recipe ideas, and other information for making the most of your CSA share. Look for her first post in the next week on meal planning for a CSA share, and be sure to check back weekly for new recipe ideas!
Although we are still harvesting 2016-2017 winter shares, most of our work now is focused on planning for the 2017 CSA season and preparing fields for next season’s growing. Our regular season shares will start back in mid-April. We do have CSA shares available for the 2017 season. We do not yet have our application available on our website (although we hope to in January), but you may sign up for a 2017 CSA share by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful holiday season!