Share #8 August 3rd & 5th
Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Summer Squash, Tomato, Basil, Fresh Garlic, Collards, Bok Choy, Arugula and Maybe Sunflowers
Monday was Lammas, a holiday marking the beginning of the harvest season. It is the mid-point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. It is a time to pause and evaluate how we are doing with the things we have sown for the year. What still needs to be tended to, what can we celebrate as a success, what have we already let go of and what work is ahead to prepare for the return of fall? On the seasonal wheel, we are closer to fall then the other seasons. Luckily we still have so many more "summer" crops to enjoy!
We started the garlic harvest on this special day this year! The whole crop will be brought out of the field and into a shed to dry and cure so it will store well for the winter. About a third of it will be saved for seed for next year's crop. We started pulling it and piling it. Then the downpour came. We will continue Tuesday afternoon until it is done.
This is the time of year we dream about when we are ordering seeds mid-winter. The garden is beginning to burst with all we imagined. The squash is still going strong and the sunflowers are beginning to bloom. A share with tomato, basil, fresh garlic and summer squash is the height of summer for me!
The garlic going out today has not cured yet...or dried down. Notice when you open it the "paper" is still moist. The layer closest to the clove is still more vegetable and less paper. Savor the juiciness of the garlic! It is at it's peak of freshness, flavor and potency.
We received the gift of rain this past week. The garden feels moist and lovely. We have been told by our irrigation company that we are now "on turns for water". As of now we are able to water for 3 days and then take 1 day off. While this rotation is not ideal, we will be able to manage just fine, especially with the recent precipitation.
Lunch this Week: Gazpacho Soup with roasted summer Squash, Polenta with a tomato, balsamic reduction and sautéed summer squash
Recipe Ideas: Bruschetta, Garlicky Tomato Dressing, Collard Wraps, Tomato, Zucchini, Basil Boats
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Tri-Tip Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1
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