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CSA Week 2: Hot


Hello All,



We have been working long days. Our seemingly endless to do list on top of the upcoming heat wave, has us scrambling. We spent the weekend getting all of our hoop house work done so we don't have to go in during the hottest days. We weeded, trellised and mulched everything with straw. We are hoping the straw will keep some cool moisture in the ground for the plants. 



On Sunday we realized our garlic scapes needed to be harvested and we got over 50lbs of scapes. Look for this seasonal goodie in shares this week. The next 3 days are going to be scorching, so we will be up before first light to get everything harvested and into the cooler for shares tomorrow. That is all for today, I don't have much energy for writing. Gotta go keep farming.



If you are an 8 week member and know you won't be picking up tomorrow, please let us know! It helps us with harvest numbers. 


What's in my share this week?


 

This week may include:

Kale - chop leaves and stems and sauté with oil, salt and pepper.

Swiss Chard - rainbow bunches, great sauted with oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Pro Tip - saute the stems first to give them a chance to soften.

Head Lettuce - our favorite red and green curly heads. Great for salads or lettuce wraps.

Leaf Lettuce - a mix of red and green flat and curly. Washed, bagged and ready to salad!

Bok Choy - baby heads great in sautes or grilled. 

Scallions - use as you would onions, in soups, stir fries, sauces or salads. You can use all of the white and most of the green part.

Garlic Scapes- it is scape season! On Sunday we harvested scapes which is the flowering tip of the garlic plant. These have to be harvested in order for the garlic bulb to size up. See below for some recipe ideas, scape pesto anyone?

Radishes - a spicy spring snack. Best eaten fresh, on salads, even on pizza.

Salad Turnips - don't be fooled by the turnip name, these turnips are sweet and delicious. We like them fresh out of the field and they are great on salads too, try one!

Parsnips - overwintered and sweetened by cold, we dug these up in April.

Plant Seedling - we have leftover seedlings from our Plant Sales this year. If you are still planting your garden, grab a seedling or two! We have tomatoes, peppers, oregano, sage, basil, thyme and limited parsley.


Available for Pick your Own

Peas - snap and snow, the rows are loaded!

Cilantro

Parsley

Oregano

Lemon Balm

Sage

Thyme

Mint

Pick your own herbs, flowers and peas are open any time. If you don't have time on Tuesdays, come back another day and get what you need.

Dried Flower Bouquets

We have a few bouquets left, if you didn't get one last week, take a peek.



CSA Pickup Important Reminders



Pickup is from 2pm-5:30pm at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, Peterborough, NH, 03458.



Once you arrive, follow the driveway past all of the garages until you see a barn (follow the green arrows!) Please park in front of the parking signs and/or along the guardrail. Walk straight ahead toward first barn, look for the open flag. This is the new Farm Store and CSA pickup location.



Please bring a few reusable bags to pack your share into.



Remember! 8 Week Shares can pickup any 8 weeks over the 16 week season. You are in charge of making sure you pickup 8 times throughout the season. If you already know which dates you will be picking up, please let me know by responding to this email.



If you can't make pick up one week, please let me know as soon as possible. We have options!



Remember to wash your produce once you get home and store properly. Our veggies can last weeks if stored properly! Click the document below for tips on storing your produce. Leafy greens will last 2+ weeks if stored in a sealed plastic bag.


Vegetable_Storage_Tips.pdf

Recipe ideas below!

Recipes Ideas:

I love sharing this recipe for Miso Bok Choy Ramen whenever bok choy and turnips are in the share. It is simple and so delicious to whip up. And the soy sauce eggs? You have to try them, so delicious.Garlic scapes are a seasonal treat but there are many ways to make them last all season. My favorite way to eat them is garlic scape pesto. There are many recipes online, this one gets your started. I like using sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts, and you can substitute nutritional yeast if you want to go dairy free. You can also add in basil, arugula or spinach to make a bigger batch. Freeze some in ice cube trays. This item will be unlimited as we have A LOT so please take as much as you can use.Radishes aren't my favorite but I do like whipping up these quick pickled radishes. They are delicious on salads or burgers and come together in a flash.Have fun! Send us recipes if you tried something and loved it.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you. See you on Tuesday.



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