Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Turnips, Red Oak Leaf Lettuce, Basil maybe Holy Basil or Dill
By Share #3 we are starting to slip into a routine. Our co-workers now see the flow of the days of the week in regard to CSA and market harvests. Our distribution sites are going smooth and your veggie weighing skills are progressing rapidly!
We spend the mornings getting in the leafy green items that don't enjoy the heat. Then we move onto the heartier items. Most of the afternoons are spent weeding. July days are balanced between weeding and harvesting. The more we get weeded right now, the bigger the harvests will be.
The garden (and the weeds!) are growing so fast right now. The plants have so much energy from the long days. I swear the cabbage doubled in size this week.
Jed wants me to write about garlic this week. I love garlic!! I love it so much I have written about it and saved every word of it. You can find all my garlic musings if you follow the recipe link. Check out the garlic scape/curl button to learn about the garlic life cycle. It is fascinating! I think so, because I LOVE garlic. Many of the recipe buttons have information about the nutrients in each veggie, storage tricks and basic uses.
The tomatoes are starting to be ready! We have had a couple small harvests and the red treats will make their way to the 3rd pick up site this week. As items ripen, we don't always have enough to get them out to the whole CSA at once. The first harvest was about 20#, definitely not enough for the 119.5 shares we put out that day. We would have had to cut tomatoes in half! What we do is keep really accurate records and will make sure everyone gets tomatoes before any site gets them twice. As we all get excited for tomatoes, this seems like a good place for a reminder on weighing items. It is like the Price is Right. You may not go over! If everyone goes over a little bit, there will not be enough for everyone! Honesty is key to the CSA model working.
If you want to see the farm in action, please check out our social media (Instagram and Facebook). One of our talented employees has been making great videos of work days.
More then just veggies!
If you have not had a chance to check out what's in our coolers, please do so! You can also find a list of what is available below. If you know you want something please send me an email, I am more then happy to reserve it for you, or I can send a special order to your pick up.
After many requests we have developed a merchandise line. Lots of Organic Cotton and fair trade goods. All printed or embroidered locally. The mugs and water bottles are locally invented and etched, they have a really cool magnet lid. (We have blue ones too, I just haven't gotten photos up yet) I can easily send goods to your pick up site so you don't have to pay shipping. You can email me an order, or purchase online and I will refund the shipping. You can also check things out in person at the People's Market and the Driggs Market.
Lunch this Week: Garlic Curl Hummus sandwiches and Quinoa with pesto and veggies!
Recipe Ideas: Grilled Garlic Scapes (perfect for 4th of July BBQ!), Emily's Overnight Kale Salad,
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)
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org