Share #11 August 26th & 28th
Crop List: Spicy Cosmic Mix, Green Star Head Lettuce, Summer Squash, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Bok Choy, Radishes, Sunflowers, maybe Arugula, Sugar Snap Peas, Yellow Beans, Fillet Beans and/or Shell Peas
We skirted a frost Sunday night. The forecast was in the 40's for the low. We hit 35 degrees at the farm. There were signs of a super light frost in the grass. So far no damage has presented itself on the plants, although we have noticed the vibrant green of summer is slipping away. The squash plants while still producing, are losing the vibrant green of mid-summer as a paler green with hints of yellow are showing.
The tomatoes and basil are tucked in the greenhouses with heaters and have no clue of what is going on outside. We started the tomatoes in March this year. They are one of the first things we plant. They start in seed trays and are eventually transplanted to 4"cups. Around the last week of April they are transplanted into the ground in a greenhouse. Irrigation tape is hooked up to water them...and then they are off and growing!
By mid-May they need to be trellised and pruned. We have one part time employee who trellises and weeds the greenhouses weekly. Harvest happens 2 times a week.
We are so glad to be able to deliver precious tomatoes to all our CSA members. We know how these beauties are coveted, and enjoyed.
Workshare Lunch: Polenta with Sauteed veggies and Tomato Basil Sauce
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 and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo 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 (Last Market 9/18)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last Market 9/21)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last Market 10/4)
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