I hope you’ve been enjoying Joe and Anna’s blog posts these past few weeks as much as I have! It’s been fun for me to see what they have to say about their experiences on the farm and with new vegetables. I also hope you all had a great holiday last week and were able to put some of your veggies to good use! It’s hard to believe we’re well into July already and here at Week 7 of the CSA. Time is flying by, and we love that we are into the part of the season where the shares start to get really varied and full of delicious summer foods. But, as always, we have to stay one step ahead of the crops, and we’ve already begun some of our fall seeding and transplanting!
The rain this past week was truly amazing. Not only was it nice to have a few nights off from watering and moving sprinklers, but getting so much rain has really soaked our soil, giving many crops a much needed drink and making it easier for us to keep our newly seeded beds wet and to pull out stubborn weeds.
Here’s what we think you can expect in your shares this week:
Lettuce and lettuce mix
Arugula and/or tatsoi
Beets and/or Hakurei turnips*
*These foods will keep for a long time if stored in a bag in your fridge, so make some room and don’t worry if you don’t get to them right away!
Farm-fresh celery is quite strong and totally different than what you can buy in the store, so here are a few ways to get the most out of it!