All about Your Week 11 Summer Share

Dear CSA members and farm friends, 

This week's share marks the halfway point of our Spring and Summer CSA season. We hope that you have enjoyed the first ten weeks and that you are looking forward to another ten weeks of seasonal veggies. We have been very proud of the first half of the CSA this year and hope that you have enjoyed eating from the bounty of our Spring fields. 

Tomato season is officially here, and tomatoes will be the feature of the shares over the course of the next several weeks. We finished our potato harvest on Wednesday and have begun topping our cured onions. If we can keep them properly stored we should have potatoes and onions in the shares over the next ten weeks. 

New plantings of squash, zucchini, cucumbers and beans are growing well in the fields, and our three fields of peppers and eggplant look great. Sunflower bouquets will make their first appearance in about three weeks, and summer will officially be here next Wednesday. 

It has been a bit of a challenge to work around the rain the last several weeks, but we have a great crew and have done our best to make the most of dry, plantable ground when possible. Our sweet potato crop is getting planted today. We are planting our biggest crop yet and are trying two new organic varieties this year: purple-fleshed Murasaki and the super-sweet, red-skinned Bayou Belle. These will be harvested and cured in time for the start of the Fall CSA season. 

In response to demand and the beginning of tomato season, the farm stand is now open Tuesday-Friday 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. I expect we will have these hours for three or four weeks. Please consider coming out to pickup bulk tomatoes for freezing or canning this weekend. This is a busy and exciting time in the farm. We are literally running out of places to put all of the food we have been harvesting. 

We have come a long way since starting the farm in 2010 and are thankful to all of our faithful CSA members and customers who have allowed us to grow. Thanks again, and I hope that the second half of this CSA season is as bountiful as the first. 

Will Reed
 

What's My Share?

  • Green cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Slicing tomatoes
  • Sunggold tomatoes
  • Yellow onions
  • Curly kale
  • Bell peppers
  • Shishito peppers (hot!)
  • Eggplant
  • Red potatoes