Crop List: Spicy Salad Mix, Spinach, Arugula, Pea Shoots, Sorrel, Chives and Basil
HI!!! Welcome to our 2018 Community Supported Agriculture program. We have been having a great spring getting ready for the season. We have been building a new greenhouse and have a new root washer that needs to be put together. Some employees have returned (YAY!!) and we are training the new ones. This week we start the shares (as you know!), The People's Market and the Driggs Market (members get 20% off at markets!). That is a lot of things to start in one week!
I am completely wrapped up in the feelings of spring. I get excited. I squeal everytime I see a new bird species returning after the winter. I anxiously await each new flower that blooms and joyously run out to smell it, cheering for my children to join me. My favorite color combo of the year is happening now. I love grey clouds, spring green, and yellow dandelions. The earth is soft and moist to walk on with bare feet, even in the sagebrush areas. Everything is new, full of hope and promise. I feel like my life is perfect and I'm in love with all that surrounds me. I still have energy and the garden is weeded! Then spring gives me a rainy day and reminds me to rein (ha!) it in. We have not reached the jumping off point of the summer. Slow down a bit, it's spring! A bit of winter mixed with a bit of summer. Spring is not all or nothing like summer and winter. I tend to be an all or nothing kind of gal.
I can ease into this. Easing in to it is way more grounded, something the farm helps me with. The garden knows how to ease into summer. We start with light delicate green things. All that's needed to wake up the taste buds and digestive system to the new season. The shares start out light, green and fluffy. These early plants bring the feeling and taste of hope and the promise of things to come.
The spicy salad mix grew two times as fast as the lettuces that growing with it! The spicy plants are heartier and like the cooler spring weather. Cut the spice with a honey mustard vinaigrette or something else sweet. Or pile it on a burger or in a wrap.
Sorrel is one of my favorite crops. We have been eating it for about 4 weeks now. It is one of the first perennials up every spring. It is brave and tough to poke out so early, but the leaves are so very tender and flavorful. The perfect balance of spring! Hint: check out the sorrel cream sauce recipe if you need convincing on this veggie! (The link to all Cosmic Recipes is at the bottom)
Pea shoots! What is more full of hope then a pea shoot? The full flavor of a pea with no crunch. Suddenly a essence you can't describe is right there, promising more amazing flavor form the garden.
Here we go! Spring in the Tetons is here. The garden is almost all planted and everything is gorgeously green. We are honored to be growing for you. We are full of hope for an abundant year. Thanks for joining us!
Meat and Cheese coolers! The meat and cheese coolers are stocked with beef, pork and Lifeline cheese. Ask your site host to see what goodies we have to go with your veggies.
Help wanted! We need a site host for the Thursday site in Wilson. This is one of the best farm jobs because hosts get to hang out with you! Hosts get 1/2 a share.
We also have a market harvester position available at the farm. This is a paid position.
Please help Spread the word!!! Please ask anyone interested to email me for more info.
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 Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (starts 7/7)