Share #9 August 11th & 13th
Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Basil, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sunflowers, Kale and maybe Radish or Scarlet Ohno Turnips
An important reminder!!! Weighing your veggies is like playing "The Price is Right!". You must stay under the weight listed on the board. We know it can be really challenging to get those tomatoes to the exact weight, but if you go over, even by .01 we risk running out. We weigh the produce carefully and come up with correct weight so we can give out as much as possible! Please be respectful of your fellow shareholders and only take the weight designated for you or below.
Speaking of tomatoes...We are thrilled to finally have 3 20' X 100' greenhouses growing for you! Those of you who were members the last 2 years know it has been a journey. We completed the 3rd tomato greenhouse in July of 2018. Like most construction projects it took us longer then expected. Go figure! July was too late in the season to get a crop from it. Our tomatoes normally go in the ground at the end of April! We reluctantly decided to get excited more red delights in 2019! We were finally going to have more tomatoes! They were planted and looked incredible. Then on June 8th, 2019 the farm got down to 23 degrees. Yikes! Our propane company neglected to fill our tank even though we were on the keep fill program. Luckily the 2 greenhouses closest to the tank, and with better fans, made it. Even though we were heartbroken, I will give credit to the propane company for coming through with an insurance settlement to cover our loss. We still felt the sadness of letting our CSA members down, we would have rather had the tomatoes and basil then a check.
It turns out 2020 is the year of more tomatoes! YAY!!!! The bulk of what we give out are a variety called New Girl. It is a consistent producer with great flavor. We pick them at the peak of ripeness so they are ready for you right away. We don't pick them underripe so they can handle transport like grocery store tomatoes. All of our tomatoes are grown in greenhouses. We start the seeds at the end of February and coax them along while the snow storms keep coming. Many years the tomatoes are the first thing to be put in the ground. Even before seeding in the garden during some of those extra special Teton springs! When we plant them they are about 6-8" tall. Now many of the plants are towering over our heads reaching the top of the greenhouses. They are still loaded with fruits! They will keep producing until we shut off the propane. Usually around the end of September, when the cost outweighs the return. The plants slow down when the temperatures drop and the daylight starts to wane. But until then, they will be safely tucked in the greenhouses every night!
We hope you have been enjoying the increase in production! "More tomatoes" has always been the most consistent feedback we have received and we are happy to provide.
Farm lunch this week: Zuchinni Cakes (maybe the most popular farm lunch of all time.) Tajiki with raisins over Cosmic Mix with Cucumbers and Tomatoes in a Pita
Recipe Ideas: Dale's Sesame Basil Vinaigrette, Bruscetta, Summer Squash Ribbons, Kale Tomato Brown Rice Bowl, French Breakfast Radish (even though these are a different variety it is still yummy!)
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 Steak, Round Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tri-Tip, Flat Iron Roast, Brisket, Flank Steak, Skirt, Hanging Tender, Baby Back Ribs, Short Ribs, 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
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org
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