Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Swiss Chard, Garlic Curls, Bok Choy, Turnips, Oregano maybe Tomatoes, Purple Basil, and/or Sugar Snap Peas
I woke up on Monday morning to humidity! It rained during the early morning hours. We needed it. It had been 10 days since the last precipitation in Victor. It is raining now as I write and It smells SO GOOD! A bit of thunder and lightning are happening too...my favorite fireworks.
The garden is taking a pause. It always does this between the spring crops and the summer crops. It is challenging for us. We want to harvest more...but we already picked all the early spring things and the summer goodies are not quite there yet. The squash plants are flowering. The peas are starting to fruit. And the tomatoes are about to be a regular item. As always, the garden is in charge, reminding us to be patient. The season of abundance is not quite upon us, we are still in the nurturing phase. Weeding, watering, planting, tending, watching and waiting.
What are we waiting for? Here is the list of everything planted in the garden for 2021:
Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Shell Peas, Carrots, Radish, Turnips, Sunflowers, Dill, Cilantro, Arugula, Green Onions, Beets, Pea Shoots, Beans, Potatoes, Zucchini, Winter Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Cabbage, Fennel, Broccoli, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Head Lettuce, Onions, Shallots, Leeks, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard and Cauliflower
Some veggie trivia came up at the farm last week! Swiss Chard...why Swiss? Chard is native to the Mediterranean Coast. It seems Chard was also prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. It had many names so its history is hard to find and prove. The popular assumption is that a Swiss botanist first classified the plant and gave it the new name "Swiss Chard". (Disclaimer: I just did some quick internet looking...I know my scientific writing professor is furious right now...but I don't have time to write a thesis today, or spend hours citing sources. Maybe I'm starting viscous veggie rumors, correct me if you are a more proficient researcher!)
Lunch this Week: Burritos with Dale's Burrito Sauce, I am using the sauce from "Bok Choy with Gingery Butter Sauce" and making a big stir fry adding garlic curls, turnips and steak.
Recipe Ideas: Grilled Steak with Chard, Tomato and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Chard Patties
Truck Driver needed! We still need a delivery driver. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Or Tuesday or Thursday! 2 days a week or just one! 3-9 ish. If you know anyone, please send them our way! Details here: http://www.cosmicapple.com/employment-opportunities.html
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 (starts July, 10th)
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