Welcome to week 3 of our Summer CSA Program!
Happy 4th of July Week! Since the holiday falls on a pickup day, allTHURSDAY members will pick up on TUESDAY this week.
SATURDAY members have the option of picking up Tuesday as well if you plan on going away, or staying on Saturday pick up this week.
if your pick up day is: ~~~ Please pick up on:
Tuesday ~~~ Tuesday
Thursday ~~~ Tuesday
Saturday ~~~ Tuesday OR Saturday
Please pick up your share at Woodbury Floral Designs- 15 Hollow Rd. Woodbury on Tuesday between 1:00-6:00pm. You may park either across the street or on the side of the building.
Saturday pick ups are between 11:00am-3:00pm
Please be sure to bring back your clean, empty baskets from last week, if you do not return a basket, please have a bag for your farm goodies.
If you can not pick up your share, you may designate someone else to pick up for you or it will be donated to the Woodbury Food Bank.
What's in the Basket
English Shelling Peas
Fruit shares will be local strawberries IF we can still get them Tuesday morning, it depends on the weather today and tomorrow- IF we have them it will be the last week for strawberries for the shares and on the stand. Cherries will be our backup plan.
Recipes can be found down below, on our app, or here on our blog . Don't have our app? Download it today!
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How to care for your farm produce
Cauliflower should be stored in the fridge and can last up to 2 weeks.
Kale and Lettuce should be washed upon returning home, wrapped in a dish cloth, and kept in the fridge. Both should be used within 3-4 days.
The beet greens should be removed from the bottoms so they don't continue to draw moisture from the beets. The tops should be stored the same as the lettuce or kale and are great sauteed! Beet bottoms will last in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
Radishes- care for the same as the beets- the tops are edible as well!
English Shelling Peas: Unlike sugar snap peas or snow peas, the fibrous pods of English peas cannot be eaten (although they can be used to enhance the flavor of vegetable stock). Shell English peas immediately before they're to be cooked: Break off the stem and pull the fibrous string down the length of the pod. Press each pod between your thumbs and forefingers to open, pushing out the individual peas. Rinse and drain the peas, discarding pods, stems, and strings. Best if used within 4-5 days.
Grilling on the 4th?
Make the holiday a farm to table gathering!
Let our grass-fed hamburger patties and uncured pork hot dogs be the star of your celebration!
4th of July Meat Deal:
3 Packages grass-fed Hamburger Patties (12 total)
2 packages uncured pork Hot Dogs- free of nitrates and nitrites
$50.00 (save $15.00)
no need to reserve ahead of time, just tell us at pick up you'd like to keep it local on the 4th!
little by little we see more great produce we grow coming ready- including a limited quantity of our High Tunnel Tomatoes!
What can you find this week:
Kale ~ Tuscan & green
Lettuce ~ red, green & romaine
English Shelling Peas
Spring Onions~ red and white
Farmer to Farmer:
Hours this week:
Thursday: Closed- Happy 4th!
On this last day of June, it's really amazing to us to see how far the fields have come in just a few short weeks. There's this old farmer saying about sweet corn, it goes "knee-high by the 4th of July" - well, that's not looking good this year due to the last start with all the rain, but it shouldn't delay The Farm's Famous Sweet Corn that much.
Our high tunnels (greenhouse like structures that allow us to plant directly into the soil with a protective covering from the elements) allowed us to plant tomatoes early- and we are starting to see the benefits! The next couple of weeks will bring some big changes- and maybe even some vegetables you've never even heard of (can you say Kohlrabi!?)
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