2017 CSA Week 8

by danberube on August 20, 2017

Hello Farm Friends!

Wow what a busy week. With harvesting, CSA pickups and a big farmer’s market yesterday, the time just flew by! We’ll definitely be playing catch-up with some farm chores this week.

New for this week will be another squash called delicata. If you’ve never tried it before, here’s how Modern Farmer describes it:

“Also known as “sweet potato squash” for its brown sugar flavor, delicata tastes like a cross between fresh corn and pumpkin pie. Like all hard squash, delicata is high in beta-carotene and vitamin C, relatively low in calories and astonishingly versatile.”

Tomato update: We should see an increase in quantities this week. The cherries in particular are ripening very quickly and have a wonderful sweetness to them.

Just want to end by saying once again it’s really great to talk to you all about how you are enjoying your veggies and what you like the best. All the feedback gets factored into next year’s growing plan.

Thanks & see you at the farm!

-Dan

 

Here is a list of what we are expecting to harvest this week. Please keep in mind this list is subject to change based on crop conditions.

Lookin’ Good

Cabbage (Red or Green)
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Hot Peppers
Tomatoes

Fingers Crossed

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2017 CSA Week 7

by danberube on August 13, 2017

Hello Farm Friends!

We’re crossing the half-way point of the season! Mid-August usually brings in a next cycle of vegetables, so this week should be very exciting.

First off, our tomatoes are finally ripening after a slow start. We’ve got a number of different varieties in the field, but the most likely candidates for this week are two purple varieties – Black Beauty (touted as the world’s darkest tomato) and Wild Berry (a purple cherry). These are both new for 2017 so I’ll be looking for feedback on their taste. We’re probably another few weeks away from peak tomato in terms of quality and variety in the share.

Also new for this week is winter squash. We’ll be doing a ripeness test on our squash on Tuesday, but I think the Acorn squash is the one most likely to be ready, with Spaghetti Squash to follow in week 8.

Finally, if you can’t get enough veggies, or have some friends that have heard about the CSA and want to try some of our produce, please tell them to come by the annual Frobies Farm and Craft Market this coming Saturday, August 19, from 9am-2pm. It would be great to see some familiar faces.

See you at the farm!
-Dan
Here is a list of what we are expecting to harvest this week. Please keep in mind this list is subject to change based on crop conditions.

Lookin’ Good

Cabbage (Red or Green)
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Hot Peppers
Heirloom Tomato


Fingers Crossed

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2017 CSA Week 6

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Hello Farm Friends! It is already week 3, which means I’ve been able to see all our full season members twice now and started to receive feedback on how you’ve been enjoying your veggies. Remember, I’m happy to talk about what we’re growing, how you can use it in your cooking, and what is going [...]

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May 2017 Farm Update

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April 2017 Farm Update

April 17, 2017

Hello Farm Friends! The weather is warming up, and that means fresh vegetables are on the way. I want to thank everyone who has already renewed their CSA for this summer, and welcome our new members. If you haven’t had a chance sign up yet, don’t worry, there is still time to get your order [...]

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