Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Kale, Garlic Curls, Oregano, Bok Choy and Spinach
It seems everyone I run into in town has been asking me how the weather has been affecting the farm with a stern look of concern. The weather has been great, alternating between warm temperatures and soothing rain. The garden is growing wonderfully. The plants seem to get bigger each day. The grass is still soft and green on my bare feet. The cows are happy on pasture. Our last variety of lilacs are still blooming. Every once in a while I get a whiff of sage in the air. Jed gets a break from moving irrigation pipe when we get enough precipitation. All of these delights help us appreciate the rain.
As much as we love the rain for the garden, it can be a bit trying on our morale. Hands get really cold harvesting in the rain, and dexterity is important when using knives or shears. It takes a lot of energy just walking in heavy, wet, muddy rain gear. The lush garden soil clings to boots making them feel like 1980's ski boots. (Those were really heavy for those of you who didn't get the chance to rock '80's ski gear beyond Gaper Day) When the soil is really wet we can't weed, but the weeds keep growing! It is nice to have a break from that task, but falling behind is no fun either. The thing about the rough weather, is we just love the pleasant weather that much more when the sun shines upon us.
I know last week I spent some time raving about our employees, but I need to do it again. Even with the cold wet weather they were all smiling at lunch on Monday. I love these people. Please send them some gratitude. They work really hard in all kinds of weather to get you your share.
So now that you know the garden is growing amazingly and filled with amazing people, you may be wondering what veggies are out there! I can tell you what we planted, but I offer no guarantee as to what comes to fruition. Mother Nature is really the one in charge around here. Some years weather, pests or weeds makes a crop unharvestable. But since I am a lover of hopes and dreams I will share the list of ours for the 2020 year!
In the garden this year....
Potatoes, Garlic, Beans, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Pickling Cucumbers, Cucumbers, Sugar Dumpling Squash, Delicata Squash, Orange Summer Squash, Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Spinach, Arugula, Turnips, Radish, Carrots, Parsnips, Broccoli, Kale, Sunflowers, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Fava Beans, Shell Peas, Onions, Shallots, Beets, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Dill, Cilantro, Broccoli Raab, Swiss Chard and Perennial Herbs. The greenhouses are sheltering our Tomatoes and Basil!
Wow! That all sounds so good.
Reminder....check out our recipe pages if you are not sure how to use something. Hint, hint...garlic curls are awesome!!!
Farm lunch this week: Tempeh Stir Fry with Kale, Bok Choy and Garlic Curls. Pesto with Quinoa, Bok Choy and Kale
Recipe Idea: Gingered Kale and Bok Choy, Emily's Overnight Kale Salad, Kale and Oregano Pesto, Roasted Garlic Curl Hummus
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, New York Steak, Ribeye Steak, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round Steak, Round Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties, Stew, Kabobs, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: 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
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1(Starts 7/11)
Farm to Fork Festival: October 3rd 11-4 Center for the Arts
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