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Rain is the theme for this week.  Over 3 inches and it is raining now.  We have not had any crop issues yet due to all this moisture but enough already!

The watermelon patch went in this past week and we focused our time on weeding and garden maintenance.  Scott got all the tomatoes trimmed up and secured to the trellises and started on pepper supports.  We made our way down many of the rows to “clean things up a bit”, we direct seeded long rows of carrots in the hoop house and seeds were planted in the greenhouse for Fall crops that will go out in a few weeks.

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Carrot planting.

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1st ripe tomato!

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Cucumbers sizing up too.

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1 proud new owner of 1 mighty fine tractor….

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE 

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The night before all washed, weighed and bagged ready for packing.

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Share packing in the morning of pick up.

A great harvest and a HUGE bounty of leafy greens from the hoop house.  Several crop rotations ready at the same time due to the heat.  Celebrate the bounty, chuckle a little bit along with us-grab your salad fork and dig in….. Here they come….

258 pounds from the garden this week.

SNACK PACK

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head lettuce, leaf lettuce, turnips, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, sugar snap peas, fennel, and pac choi

Head Lettuce-We harvested several varieties this week and the shares will have either a summer crisp or a butter head.  BIG! delicious heads.

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Summer Crisp at harvest. Gorgeous!

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A fluffy butter head with the morning sun shining at harvest.

Leaf lettuce-A colorful mix of baby leaf lettuce.

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Leaf lettuce at harvest.

Salad Turnips-One of our favorite early season treats!  Enjoy on a salad or saute.  Greens are edible too!

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Scott starting the salad turnip harvest in the hoop house.

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Beautiful turnips after scrubbing at the washing station.

Kohlrabi-A few more beauties from the garden.  This is the final early summer pick.  We will see them again in the Fall.

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Kohlrabi harvest.

Garlic Scapes-Remember to use just like regular garlic…..great mild flavor. Make a quick pesto for pasta or spread on hearty toast or bruschetta. Long storage life in the refrigerator too.

Recipe below from West Coast Seeds but many variations on Pinterest.

Ingredients:
10 garlic scapes
1/3 cup unsalted pistachios (or substitute lightly toasted pine nuts)
1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Use a blender or food processor to pulse into a paste the scapes, pistachios, cheese, salt, and pepper. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in olive oil so that it emulsifies. Store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. For pasta, add the pesto to cooked noodles of your choice and thin with an amount of the pasta cooking water to the desired consistency. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Sugar Snap Peas-Another great harvest this week of this early season treat.  Enjoy!

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After the morning Sugar snap harvest.

Fennel-Add the wispy fronds to salads, shave the bulb thin and add to fresh salads too.  Great with apples, Roasted it is delicious with pork.

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Fennel at harvest from the hoop house.

Pac Choi-A warm loving green choi that we did not expect to see for a few weeks….Crunchy great flavor fresh,  saute or a great addition to soup.

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Pac choi washed and ready to bag in the shares….

 

 

Full Share

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head lettuce x2, leaf lettuce, beta mix, salad turnips, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, sugar snap peas, shelling peas, fennel, pac choi and zucchini!

Head lettuce-2 heads in every share this week.  We picked several varieties a bibb and either a butter head or a summer crisp in every share….

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Baby Bibb lettuce heads ready to harvest.

Leaf lettuce-A nice big bag of baby leafy green mix.

Beta Mix-My favorite leafy green mix we offer.  Baby beet and Swiss chard greens.  Just delicious as a fresh mix but amazing lightly sauteed with garlic scapes and olive oil.

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Beta Mix at harvest.

Salad Turnips-A big bunch of these beauties….remember the greens can be lightly sauteed too.

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Turnip Harvest.

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Washing Turnips.

Kohlrabi-The last of these crunchy beauties from the bed.  More this Fall.

Garlic Scapes-The last of these too-A nice big bunch to carry you for awhile.  LONG storage life in the refrigerator.  Makes a delicious pesto-a recipe above- Quick and easy.  Also makes a great hummus dip and also grilled.

Sugar Snap Peas- A nice big bag again this week…and the 1st week of….

Shelling Peas!-We just started harvesting these sweet treats.  Peel/shell and eat.  A great snack food but makes a great summer meal with garlic scape pesto, pasta and fresh peas

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Shelling Peas filling out.

Fennel-Beautiful bulbs and fronds for fresh salads or delicious grilled with apples and pork.

Hi Auntie Howdy-I saw a safety pin beaded basket the other day and thought of you-do you still have your collection?

Pac choi-A harvest that jumped ahead in the heat.  A crunchy addition to salads, or fantastic grilled or sauteed.

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Pac choi at harvest in the morning dew.

Zucchini-Can you believe it!  The first harvest and a few in every full share……

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The zucchini harvest has begun!

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-head lettuce, collard greens, baby cabbage, broccoli, carrots!! beets? (still waiting) and more….

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Sneak peek at next week’s harvest.

 

 

 

Holy Cow!  We had a great week here in the garden!!!  We just decided to ignore the heat and power on.  A long, long row of broccoli went in, another rotation of beans, another row of edamame, spaghetti squash, mini cabbages, lettuces, golden beets all transplanted out too.  Cucumbers are growing tall and starting to flower and we are weaving them up the trellis, the 1st zucchini of the season are sizing up,  the tomatoes look great and doubled in size and we even weeded out the beet beds. We ran out of space for planting and Scott quickly squeezed in 2 additional planting beds.  Bountiful rains came without severe wind or hail and we are grateful.  The watermelon patch and sweet potato slips are going in this weekend and we will be over the HUGE! early season planting push.  Life is good……..

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Tomatoes!

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Zucchini patch is flowering…..

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Scott squeezing in another bed-

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And replanted the next morning after a rain.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

A 3rd week bounty.  179 pounds going out the door this week.  Lots of treats in the shares!  Enjoy.

SNACK PACK 

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Head lettuce, mixed baby asian greens, baby arugula, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, broccoli, sugar snap peas and a dark purple asian mustard greens.

Hi Auntie Howdy…..hope you are having a good week and the garage sale went well.

Head Lettuce- A delicious and HUGE! head of a summer crisp.

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Head lettuce at a VERY early morning harvest to beat the heat.

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All cut and ready for the cool water of the wash tubs.

Mixed baby Asian greens-A mild blend of assorted mini choi and kales.  Can be enjoyed fresh in salads, or a light saute.

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Baby Asian Greens at harvest.

Kohlrabi-The first picking from the patch.  Raw is best in our opinion.  Just peel the outer skin and eat the white flesh with a bit of salt.  Can be cooked and added to a stir fry.

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Kohlrabi at harvest.

Garlic Scapes-This is the top flowering shoot of the garlic plant.  We cut it to promote bulb development.  Tastes just like garlic!  Long storage life in the refrigerator in a plastic bag.

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Scapes ready to cut.

Broccoli-WOW! We are thrilled with the 1st very early harvest of the season.  Sweet and delicious.  More to come.

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Rubber pants, after a huge rain, high humidity and 95 degrees-not fun but I am ignoring it…..

Sugar Snap Peas-1st pick from the patch-A early season treat.

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1st picking in the pea patch.

Purple Mustard-A beautiful leaf color. Mildly spicy Asian green-Adds a nice kick to fresh salads.

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Purple Mustard after watering.

FULL SHARE

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Head lettuce, Spicy mini asian greens blend, arugula, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, broccoli, sugar snap peas, purple mustard green, pink vivid choi

Head lettuce-A jumbo head of summer crisp lettuce.  Sweet, juicy and delicious.  A favorite variety for us.

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Washed head lettuce ready to be bagged for shares.

Spicy Mini Asian Greens Mix-mizuna, mustards, kales and choi.  A zippy blend for fresh salads or light saute.

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Spicy Mini Asian Greens Blend.

Arugula-A big bag of the peppery favorite.  Fresh or sauteed it’s wonderful.

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Arugula ready for harvest.

Kohlrabi- 3 beauties in every share.

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Scott cutting the leaves of the kohlrabi after harvest.

Garlic Scapes-We cut the whole patch and a nice big bunch in the Full Shares.  Use as you would the garlic cloves in your cooking.  A mild garlic flavor.  Makes a great pesto for pasta.

Broccoli-the 1st early picking of the season.  Tasty and sweet.

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Just picked broccoli.

Sugar Snap Peas-1st picking from the patch.

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Peas ready to be bagged.

Purple Mustard Green-A spicy and pretty addition to fresh salads.

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Purple mustard ready for harvest.

Pink Vivid Choi-Beautiful and Huge Choi-Juicy leaves and stems-perfect for a crunch in salads or added to stir fry.

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Vivid Choi in the wash tub.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-fennel, head lettuce, turnips, leaf lettuce, chinese cabbage?, beets? and more……

 

A fantastic week of getting things done in the garden!  ALL the tomatoes transplanted and trellised in a long 12 hour planting day.  465 plants in the ground by dark.  The long row of peppers went in Sunday morning and they have already grown 2 inches and are all settled in.  We tried something new this year and held off planting the leeks until they were a bit larger and what a difference in planting.  1300 leeks in a 2 hours dash.  Much easier than years past where we planted these thin little threads that about drove us nuts.  Summer lettuces transplanted into the hoop house and zucchini beds and sunflowers too.  Nice to finally feel almost to the top of the Spring planting mountain.

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Tomatoes going in the ground and the sun is setting….

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Last 1…Phew!

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Scott poking the holes with his “leek poker” he invented…..

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Planting leeks with a friend who crawled out of the hole.

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Hoop house transitioned to Summer crops.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

A great early season harvest this week!  235 pounds going home with share members today.

 

SNACK PACK

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kale, head lettuce, radish, carrot, swiss chard, spinach, basil plant

Kale-A nice sized bunch of a beautiful assortment.  We planted 2 long rows this season of 10 different varieties just for fun.

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Harvesting Kale in the morning before the heat.

Head lettuce-A pretty freckled butter crunch.  Perfect and sweet.

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Lettuce at harvest.

Radishes-A medley bag again this week and the last of the radishes until Fall.  Long storage life in a sealed bag in the refrigerator.

Carrots-The last of the baby Spring carrots with more to come in a few weeks from the 1st outdoor planting.

Swiss Chard-Spring Swiss Chard is delicious.  We love it with eggs.

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Scott triple rinsing the Swiss Chard.

Spinach-Might be our last harvest until Fall with the high temperatures around the corner.

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A great outdoor Spinach harvest this week.  A leaf above kissed with morning dew.

Basil Plant-9 varieties to choose from. Pick a beauty.

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ALL Basil!

FULL SHARE

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kale, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, radish, carrot, swiss chard, spinach, rhubarb, basil plant

Kale- A nice big bunch of tender Spring leaves.

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Kale soaking in the wash tank.  Looks like Mercury Glass.

Head Lettuce- A snappy sweet butter crunch.  A freckled guy that is delicious.

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Bagging this week’s head lettuce.

Leaf Lettuce-A colorful leaf lettuce assortment from the hoop house.

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Cutting leaf lettuce in the early morning.

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Leaf lettuce after the triple rinse and spin.

Mustard Greens-A spicy green that adds some snap to a mixed salad.

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Purple Mustard Greens.

Radish-Another medley bag.  And the last of the radishes until Fall.

Carrots-The final harvest of the baby Spring Carrots.  The next crop is a few weeks out.

Swiss Chard- A favorite of mine and the 1st harvest always the most tender.

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Washed and ready to be bunched.

Spinach-Might be the end of our early Spinach for the season.  Enjoy!

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1 crate of the morning Spinach harvest.

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Spinach all rinsed and ready to bag.

Rhubarb-1.5+ pounds in all Full Shares.  Enough for a pie or a crisp or 2.

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Pulling Rhubarb.

Basil Plant-Many varieties to choose from.

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Purple basil.

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Mammoth Leaf Basil.

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“traditional” genovese  basil…

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK

baby arugula, mixed loose leaf greens, garlic scapes, peas????, head lettuce, fennel and more….

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a little sneak peek…..

A fantastic 1st share of the season and right on schedule.  We were concerned with the cooler temperatures and ALL the rain that we would need to delay the start for 1 week but the garden and the hoophouse put out a bounty despite the weather challenges and we are excited to kick off the 2017 Summer Season.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

171 pounds of garden goodness going home with share members today.

All weekly shares are packed with washed produce in reusable cloth totes and ready for pick up in the walk in cooler.  Please return your cloth tote for reuse the following week.

SNACK PACK

All snack pack shares are packed in green totes.

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radish medley, carrots!!!!, spinach, head lettuce assortment, pac choi

Radishes-we planted 3 different varieties this Spring and an assortment is included in each share.

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Red radishes at Harvest.

Carrots!-A great Spring Treat-3 varieties were started early for a fun surprise.  SWEET and delicious.

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Spring Carrots harvested by the handful.

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What a bounty!

Spinach-Our 1st harvest from the outside Spinach bed.  A great harvest and thick, juicy flavorful leaves.

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Spinach in it’s second rinse tank.

Head Lettuce-An assortment of several varieties harvested from the hoop house this week.

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Lettuce at harvest.

Pac Choi-Another hoop house harvest.  A Crunchy slender variety.  Enjoy fresh or stir fry.

FULL SHARE

All Full Shares are packed in orange totes.

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radish medley, carrots!, spinach, head lettuce assortment, dark mini romaine lettuce, pac choi x2

Radishes-An assortment of 3 varieties in each share.

 

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Washing radishes in an old wringer washer.

Carrots!-A Springtime treat for the 1st share.  Sweet, crunchy and delicious.  Enjoy.

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Magic!

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Carrots washed and air drying before we package in the shares.

Spinach-1st harvest from the outside garden.  Thick, juicy flavorful leaves.

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Scott Spinning the 3rd and final rinse of the spinach.

Head Lettuce-several varieties harvested from the hoop house this week and a nice big bag in each share.

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Another lettuce variety in the mix this week.

Mini red romaine head lettuce-Several mini heads in each Full Share.  Dark/colored lettuces were suggested by a CSA member last year and we have included several varieties in our rotations this season.

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Mini Baby Romaine at Harvest.

Pac Choi-A petite slender variety that we love,  Crunchy addition to fresh salads and great in stir fries and soup.

Mini Pac choi-Cute little juicy guys.  Perfect for a little snap in a main dish or fresh salad.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK

lettuce, baby kale, swiss chard, radishes, carrots, spinach and more……….

Another fast and furious week for us….and most of it crawling along on our knees.

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How we spend most of our days….

Onions are all in and this feels good.  We plant later so the onion seedlings can size up as they are much easier to plant than little itty bitty threads.  So, 500 feet of onions are planted and excited we didn’t forget the shallots this year!  The hoop house is transitioning over to main season CSA crops.  Summer lettuce and leafy green crops are being transplanted.

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A full hoop house!

Plant sale in our driveway again this weekend.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Beautiful tomato plants, tons of assorted pepper plants, several varieties of basil, garden starts, assorted lettuce 6 pacs, cucumbers, assorted kale pacs, swiss chard, cutting celery, eggplant, brussels sprouts, and more.  9-4 every day….

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Hard to believe this is the 4th and final share of the 2017 Spring CSA.  The month flew by.

Projected launch date for the 20 week Summer CSA Season is Thursday June 1st.

4th and Final Spring Share

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

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Turnips (2 varieties), leaf lettuce, baby arugula, sunflower shoots, head lettuce medley, tokyo bekana, spinach, dill and fennel

A fantastic final share of the Spring Share Season!

Turnips-Finally and 2 varieties….our favorite white hakurei (a friend was over and said it is like eating an apple)  and another long japanese variety Hinona Kabu that is oh so pretty and has a bit of snap to it.   Both delicious and huge bunches of each. Can be enjoyed raw or caramelized with butter, sugar and soy for a delicious side.  Remember the tops are edible too.

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Scott harvesting turnips in the morning sun.

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Turnips at harvest….

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in the wash tank…

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and bundled for the shares.

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Scott at his wash station with the cool turnips….

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Turnips final rinse.

Leaf lettuce-2nd cutting off the colorful and flavorful early spring mix.

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Leaf lettuce at harvest.

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Triple rinsed and ready for the shares.

Arugula-A nice big bag.  Add fresh to salads or saute as a side.

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Huge pile of triple rinsed arugula.

Sunflower Shoots-A fun “crop” for us in the spring.  Tastes just like sunflower seeds.  These are unwashed for better storage life.  So will need to be rinsed before eating to remove light soil.

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Sunflower shoots “crop”.

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Maeve harvesting this week.

Head Lettuce Medley-We picked several different varieties this week and each share has an assortment.

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1 of the lettuces in this week’s share…and COLORFUL too thanks to the suggestion of a CSA member.

 

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Head lettuce medleys ready to be bagged for the shares.

Asian Green-Tokyo Bekana-My favorite asian green.  Tastes like a fluffy chinese cabbage.  Add to fresh salads to add loft and flavor or lightly saute or add to broth.

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Tokyo Bekana just cut.

Spinach-I didn’t think we would have 1 more strong harvest but here it is.  Enjoy!  The last official indoor hoop house spinach of the season.  For Sure.  We pulled the plants as we need the space for new crops.

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Last hoop house spinach harvest of the season.

Dill-A treat!  A nice sized bundle for everyone.

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Hoop house grown Spring Dill.

Fennel-Baby fennel cut small from the hoop house. We love the fronds and shaved bulb in salads.

SUMMER CSA STARTS THURSDAY JUNE 1ST!

A fantastic week!  Lots of progress.  We are a bit stiff, walking a bit hunched over and going to bed early because we are worn out, but it sure feels good.  Long rows of early broccoli and cabbage were transplanted and pretty assorted kale. We transplanted fennel out and started more radishes too.  Turnips were seeded in the hoop house for the summer CSA and a whole bunch of lettuce went into the hoop house too.  The biggest news is the potatoes are FINALLY!!!!! all done.  We dragged our feet on this a bit but the weather never gave us the opportunity to tackle this HUGE job.  It may have been a good thing that we held off as the Spring has been so cool and wet there was the possibility of the seed potato rotting after planting.  We are glad it is done and VERY grateful once again to Uncle Jim for allowing is to plant at his farm in the perfect potato soil. Other news….. A second rotation of peas all planted, the 1st planting of beans and tons of seeding in for summer hoop house crops are germinating in the greenhouse-oh, we transplanted out more beets too in a window of spare time we had.  Scott finished up his fencing…completely deer proof with extended fencing this year  and also a fine mesh at the base to keep those woodchucks out.

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Mini cabbages all snuggled in……as far as the eye can see!

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Long rows of Early Summer Broccoli.

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1st rotation of Peas Up.

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Just about finished with potatoes.

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Done!

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Phew!  Potatoes are planted…..all by hand.

We are starting our garden plant sale in the driveway Saturday May 13th.  The greenhouse is exploding with beautiful tomato plants and other goodies for the home gardener.  It’s always a fun event for us and we love sharing our plants with fellow gardeners.

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Tomatoes ready for the plant sale this weekend.

SPRING SHARE #3

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

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All produce is triple rinsed and ready to eat.  Enjoy!

Radishes-A combo of french breakfast and wintered over daikon and beauty heart.

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Just washed french breakfast radishes that look like peppermint candy.

Beta Mix-My personal favorite leafy green mix.  A combination of assorted baby beet tops and mixed baby swiss chard.  Delicious fresh or steamed or braised.

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Beta Mix at harvest….

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and in the wash tank.

Asian Mix x 2-This is the second cutting off the the 2 varieties that were in the 1st share of the season.  1-a mild spicy mustard mix, and 2 a combo of kales, and assorted choi.  Fresh, steamed or stir fried they are wonderful.

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Mustard mix at morning harvest.

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And cut.

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2nd variety of kales and choi ready to harvest.

Head lettuce-We harvested 2 different varieties this week-a combination will appear in the shares.

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Pac Choi-A cute mini green choi.  Add a crunch to salads or delicious in stir fry.

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Mini Green Pac Choi.

Spinach-The last harvest of our inside hoop house spinach for the season.  It has been a great crop for us this season.  We calculated that we harvested over 130 pounds this spring….leaf by leaf by leaf by leaf.

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Spinach at harvest.

Rhubarb-A true Springtime treat.  Almost 2 pounds in each share.  And I have to mention every season…some of the rhubarb comes from my grandfather’s backyard plant that I transplanted from his house when he passed away..  Grandma made the BEST rhubarb custard pie.

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Rhubarb ready to be cleaned.

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Beautiful!

Honey-This is the last of our Fall honey…rich and flavorful.

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Fall honey after it is spun.

Basil Plant-A little treat.  Enjoy! 2 plants started in the pot.  Separate into 2 larger container or plant in the ground and you are set for the season.  Variety is called Dolce Fresca.

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Basil going home with CSA members today.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK- 4TH AND FINAL SPRING SHARE OF 2017

turnips!!! finally-2 varieties the cool long japanese guys and the pretty round gems, head lettuce, leaf lettuce, asian greens and more……..

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Next week’s turnips….

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and more next week’s turnips.

Sure is nice to see the sun!

A  wet, dark and chilly week here all week long.  A little over an inch and a half of rain fell but it seemed like it was raining or misting all the time! Toss in 2 light frosts overnight and it put us in a holding pattern.  The outside gardens are soggy and we held off transplanting a few early crops and preparing beds in the muck.  We spent our time with hoop house transplanting, seed starting and deer and woodchuck!!! fencing.

Crops look great in the hoophouse-about 2.5 weeks behind last year’s progress due to cooler temps and cloudy days….but strong and bountiful.  The carrots Scott and Maeve just planted outside have all germinated and our early outside spinach, peas, radishes, chard and beets are chugging along too through the cold.

The greenhouse is FULL!!!!  This week major transplanting in the fields and the tomatoes are ready for some wiggle room too.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

 

Spinach-Another big bag of the delicious hoop house spinach.  Great in fresh salads and fantastic wilted down as a side.  Creamed Spinach is a treat!

Spinach transplanted in February in the hoop house.

A jumbo juicy Spinach leaf!! at harvest….

Spinach after it’s 3rd and final rinse. Ready to be bagged up.

The spinach weigher and bagger hard at work.

Leaf Lettuce- A bag of a colorful leaf lettuce blend.  Beautiful and delicious.

Leaf lettuce at harvest…..

…and in the wash tank.

Spring Onions-We planted these in the hoop house last August. A big bunch of these beauties to enjoy all week long.

Onions at harvest…with Spring turnips nestled between the rows.

Cleaning the onions.

Head lettuce-2 complimentary varieties in the share this week.  A fluffy bicolored head and my favorite mini deep green juicy head named Nancy…both unique in flavor and appearance.

Magenta lettuce.

Pretty Nancy!

Asian Greens Medley- A mix of assorted mixed asian greens perfect fresh in salads or in stir fry.  Vivid Choi, Tokyo Bekana, and Vitamin Green in the mix.

 

My favorite Asian green….Tokyo Bekana. Tastes like a lite fluffy chinese cabbage.

Scott bagging up the Asian greens mix.  Yes, it is late at night….

 

Pac choi-2 varieties here too and each with a little different flavor and texture.  We love it fresh in salads to add some crunch.  Maeve loves the ribs raw….but also a great addition to a saute.

Pac Choi harvest last year. I had this harvest cut washed and bagged and then remembered I forgot to take pictures!

Pea Shoots!-A springtime favorite.  Place container on a bright windowsill on a plate.  Water as needed.  Snip and add to sandwiches, salads, and garnish soups and stews.  Delicious fresh pea flavor.

Pea shoots in the greenhouse….

 

 

 

Best Guess For Next Week-Head lettuce, Saute mix(s), radishes, rhubarb, beta mix (baby beet and swiss chard-YUM!), mini pac choi and more……