Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Arugula, Mint, Sugar Snap Peas, Bok Choy, Maybe Non Organic Tomatoes, Non Organic Basil or Non Organic Specialty Basil
Heat wave coming at you! It feels like summer. The garden loves it! I love it! I always need to get warm to the bones after a Teton winter. The garden is going to double in size this week with the warmth of summer fully upon it. As will the weeds. Things will start browning up where we have not watered, and the biting flies are upon us. The evenings are lovely. Tonight's low is 60 degrees!! It may be one of the only nights of the year I won't need a wool hat in reach if I go out! We got a mild frost on the morning of the 4th. We were not expecting it, but the plants are all fine. The wildflowers are amazing right now! Yay Summer!!!
Currently we are spending a lot of time pea picking. Sugar Snaps! YUM! Something crunchy from the garden! Sugar snaps are one of those crops that we can't pick enough of. People always want more than we can provide because we simply don't have enough labor. Nor did the farmers of Teton Valley in the 1970's! Peas were a huge crop here for a long time. The Teton Valley magazine wrote a great article on the history of pea farming. I had no idea of the history of the crop until I read the article when it was first published, but the history of our valley stuck with me. Here is the link: http://tetonvalleymagazine.com/history-stories/pick-of-the-past/ if you want to read all about it!
This is the last week of Non-organic basil and tomatoes out of our one greenhouse (the other one is certified organic). All the same plants will be up to certification standards on July 18th. For more info, please check out the newsletter from share #2.
Workshare Lunch this week: Fried Tempeh, bok choy, kale, turnips and basil over rice
Farm family treat: Mint basil yogurt pops
Salad Dressing of the Week: Farmer John's Lemon Mint
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 or tell your site host 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, Rib Eye Steak, Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip Roast, Pastrami, Bottom Round Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Shank, Spare Ribs, Chorizo, Breakfast Sausage, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Neck Bones, Fat and Heads
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
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