Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Spinach, Arugula, Green Onions, Chives, Basil and Radish
Welcome to Cosmic Apple Garden's 2019 Community Supported Agriculture program. We are excited to start passing out veggies to the People of The Tetons!
Spring has been more average this year at the farm. The last two years of early warm days have us all a bit jaded. Starting the CSA in mid-June is much more normal. We even had one year when the first share started on June 30th! Starting anywhere from the 10th to the 20th feels completely and wonderfully average. This year it feels great to have gotten some weeding done in the first weeks of June and to have gotten all caught up on our planting. Mother Nature seemed to hand us some time to tend to the weeds and some projects as we anxiously waited for the plants to grow. Things just don't feel as rushed. It feels nice to be part of a gentle slow spring. This first share seems to be coming together a bit smoother, or maybe as I'm typing this I am falling for the calm before the storm.
This is our 23rd year of farming in the Tetons. After 23 years, one would think we'd have all the kinks worked out. But I always make some typos, put someone at the wrong pick up site, something gets forgotten or we miscommunicate information. The good news is for the most part, we get it right! Kicking off the CSA means organizing over 275 people (this does not even include all the folks splitting full shares!). This first week of shares can be a bit of a mental feat, but gosh, we sure do love seeing you all again!!!
We are grateful to have 4 of our 6 site hosts returning again this year. Returning volunteers always helps things go smoother! Get to know your site host, these folks love veggies like we do. They also know how to cook the veggies we give out, it is actually in their job description! If you have any questions please ask. Site hosts will relay any information or questions you may have to us. If you want more information about a particular crop or recipes please check out our recipe pages. Follow the link below, I will put it in all newsletter so it is easy to access. It is organized by vegetable. Need a spinach recipe, just find spinach in the list and voila, 7 pages of spinach recipes will be at your fingertips! Some of the pages even have nutritional info. If you make something you love, I would love to share your recipe! Please just pass it along to me.
Thank you for joining us on our journey the year. Spring is always full of anticipation, newness and dreams at the farm. We hope you can taste that in these early tender greens. It is now time to wake up your taste buds from a long winter's rest! Happy Spring!!
Workshare Lunch this week: Veggies and Peanut sauce over Rice (on the Bok Choy page)
Recipe idea: Bok Choy, spinach and Ginger soup (on the Spinach page)
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 or tell your site host 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, New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Canadian Bacon and 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 Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org