CSA Week 2: Heads up!

Happy second week of CSA everyone!

Last week completely flew by! This is the time in the season when harvesting starts to cut into ‘farm work’ time and our to-do lists don’t always get finished by the end of the week. It’s a tough reality to come to grips with, but with good prioritization I know we’re going to be just fine.

It was so amazing to see so many excited faces at pick-up and I felt truly touched that some members sent us pictures (see below) of some of the delicious food they made from our share. This is the kind of stuff that makes all this hard work worth while folks!

In addition to CSA starting, last week held a particularly laborious day for us on Thursday. We received our straw delivery and went right to work laying down a thick layer atop and in between all of our tomato beds (12 beds 70ft each.) Straw helps our plants stay dry and protects them from back splash/dirt when the rains fall – keeping them clean and preventing them from getting/spreading diseases. This day was all sorts of sneezy, itchy, and scratchy but will be well worth it when our plants grow big and strong, free of disease.

We’re off to a great start of this week – getting some seeding and transplanting done this morning to get ahead of the next big rain. On our field walk we took note of what this weeks share might have in store for you:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Spicy Mix
  • Mustards/Arugula
  • Green garlic/Garlic scapes (maybe?)
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Kohlrabi

Looking forward to another bountiful and nourishing week! See you all soon!

Reminders: this is a half-share group B week! Please bring your own bags to pick-up! Here is a link to some cool veggie bags that are great for your salad mixes and greens!

❤ SAL

Leslie (217-840-0683)

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