Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Turnips, Radish, Kale, Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Dill and Garlic Curls
Three cheers for all of our Tuesday CSA members who are picking up their veggies on July 4th!! Our summer harvest schedule is so jam packed that we can't switch things around for holidays. The garden just keeps on giving and we are responsible for harvesting when it needs done. We really appreciate your understanding and commitment to getting your veggies. We know it is not always convenient but it sure does taste better!
And how about lots of cheers for our amazing crew who worked all day on the 4th to make sure your veggies were ready for you?! YAY!!!
We are happy to announce that we have enough people hired for the summer. As anyone who runs a business in the Tetons can tell you, this feels amazing! We now have 13 folks working with us. Some work full time, others part time. A small handful will be headed back to school...we have told them their institutions of choice have burned down...but they seem committed to leaving, and we begrudgingly understand.
Our crew is great. Jed and I are always astonished by the folks the farm attracts. We are well aware that every one of our employees could be making more money doing landscaping, serving tables or running a huge tech company. The farm attracts folks looking to learn about growing food, feeding their community and working outside. Some of our jobs are Field Crew, Wash Station Manager (AKA Veggie Caretaker), Greenhouse Manager, Market Helper, Chore Helper and Truck Driver.
This year's field crew is all new folks with the exception of our managers. Most crew members arrived with no prior farm experience. We are so impressed by the way they have learned the job and have taken ownership of the results. They are all learning to farm quickly and efficiently while smiling and laughing at the same time. I didn't mention any names, because I don't want any other local business owners recruiting from our dream team! HA!
Our social life tends to revolve around the farm. Employees become life long friends. Our days are shared with our crew and we eat many meals together. They have seen us having awesome moments as parents and some not so shiny moments since our kids are with us a lot. Our crew gets to work for a married couple who sometimes disagrees with how a project should be done (ever happen to you?). Family farms are gritty, silly, and as individual as each family. Even though we are a family farm, we need more then just our immediate family to make it happen. We truly feel like everyone who works with us is extended family, whether they are there for part of a season, a whole season or many years. Our farm could not function without the amazing folks who show up everyday to help get the veggies to the People of the Tetons. We are truly grateful to each of these individuals. Give them a high five if you ever meet one of them while out and about!
Even though we have a full crew hired...we still need some volunteers. And aren't you curious about all those awesome employees I just told you about? Here is your chance to meet them!!!
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 for one 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: Burritos with turnips, bok choy with Dale's burrito sauce (garlic curl page) Sandwiches with roasted garlic curl hummus.
Recipe Ideas: Grilled garlic curls (this might be the easiest intro to garlic curls recipe!), Kale Tomato Rice Bowls, Easy Glazed Turnips
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, 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
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
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