Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Kale, Sugar Snap Peas, Basil, Head Lettuce, maybe Tomatoes, Bok Choy and/or Turnips
I like week 5 of the shares, we are now in a routine and the garden is starting to yield things that crunch when you bite them. We are on our full schedule now, 2 days of CSA pick ups and 3 markets. Things begin to shift to autopilot at this point in the season. We are in the flow of summer! We are all finding our niches and getting the job done. The plants seem to grow inches overnight and there is a constant curiosity about what will be ready next. The tomato harvests are getting a bit bigger each week! We are also rotating the turnips and radishes through the sites.
We applied the first round of Biodynamic Preparation 501 to the garden this morning. 501 is the horn silica prep. We stir it in water to activate it and then put it in backpack sprayers to apply it to the field in a fine mist, it is applied early in the day and the morning light shining thru the crystal mist is a special thing to experience. Some Biodynamic farmer's refer to it as "making rainbows". As you are walking and spraying the colors of the plants and soil really seem enhanced through the mist. It is a peaceful time in the morning as the farm is waking up and it is a nice way to move your body early in the day. The sprayers are a bit heavy as you start, but keep getting lighter as you spray.
The 501 enhances light metabolism, stimulates photosynthesis, promotes nitrogen fixing and the formation of chlorophyll. 501 also optimizes fruiting. It is one of the required treatments for our farm to be certified Biodynamic. This prep also influences color, aroma, and the flavor of crops...we think for the better!
Farm lunch this week: Sauteed Bok Choy, Kale, Turnips and Sugar Snap peas with coconut milk, soy sauce and ginger over rice noodles
Recipe Ideas: Sugar Snap Peas with Basil and Lemon, Kale Dip with Snap Peas, Snap Pea and Turnip Salad, Lemon Butter Basil Turnips,
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 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: Neck Bones 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
Farm to Fork Festival: October 3rd 11-4 Center for the Arts
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