Crop List: Arugula, Spicy Mix, Lovage and Chives
Welcome to Cosmic Apple's 2023 CSA Program. We are so grateful to spend this season growing for you. May this food bring you joy and nourish you.
If you would have told me 5 weeks ago we would be starting shares this week I would have laughed out loud. 6 weeks ago we still had snow. 5 weeks ago was the very first day we were able to get in the garden to plant. I wasn't entirely sure the weather was actually changing. I have been astounded by how quickly spring happened this year. As soon as the snow started melting it disappeared unbelievably quick! As soon as the snow melted, the temperatures remained above freezing and the garden just kept growing. We are starting 2 weeks earlier then last year.
We had a dilemma on our hands Saturday morning when Jed did a garden walk. Jed really likes starting the shares with 5-6 items on the white boards. Starting in abundance feels good. As he checked on the plants, he realized if we didn't start this week the arugula, chives and spicy mix would have been overripe and bolted by June 13th and 15th. After looking at our options we decided starting with 4 items was better then holding off and loosing two to three crops. The arugula is so perfect right now. We hope you enjoy it. Most years the chives are also to far gone to include in the shares. Right now, they are also in their prime. The flowers are edible and add a lovely color to dishes. Consider this share an appetizer for the rest of the season!
Lovage! This hearty herb will keep growing all summer for us, and it is one of the earliest perennials up every spring. It has a bold peppery-celery flavor. It dries well. My favorite way to keep it is by making a big batch of pesto and freezing what is left. Mix the pesto with goat cheese and serve on celery or crackers for a yummy appetizer. If nothing else remember...we lovage you!!! Food puns are required when cooking.
Things are going good on the farm. We have many things transplanted and planted. The greenhouses are packed...the tomatoes are about waist tall and setting with fruits. My favorite color, spring green, is everywhere and vibrant. The air smells like serviceberry
and lilacs. We have a great crew working with us...but we need more help. Please check out these positions and spread the word!
Market Helper- Wednesdays at the People's Market and/or Saturdays at the Jackson Farmer's Market. Paid position. Ride over in the truck or meet us at the market. Help get veggies to the people! This is a fun, social, fast paced job. Email email@example.com
Site Host- We need a site host at the farm on Tuesdays. 4:40-7:15. Hang out with the coolest customers around and get a half share. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Crew- 4 or 5 days a week. 7-4 each day. Be a farmer! Help with planting, weeding, harvesting and anything else that needs done.
Volunteer-If you (or someone you know!) is curious about high altitude gardening becoming a garden helper may be just right. We are only asking folks to commit to 1 morning a week for one month, that's 20-25 hours a month! It feels really good to have volunteers back on the farm, we missed them!! Lunch and veggies are provided! Follow the link below to check it out!
Lunch this Week: Grilled Cheese with Lovage Pesto
Recipe Ideas: Creamy Lovage dressing, Garlic and Chive Bread, Italian Arugula Salad (all these recipes are found via the link above)
The coolers at your site are stocked with 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: Ground Beef
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Bacon, Tenderloin, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!) 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 10% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
JH Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-12 (starts July 1st)
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? email@example.com