What’s Available

This week we have baby lettuce, pea shoots, scallions, green curly kale, baby kale, baby chard, bunched chard, parsley, French filet green beans, zucchini, summer squash, salad turnips, new potatoes, radish, basil, beets, garlic scapes, cucumbers, cabbage, kohlrabi, and the first tomatoes! It seems like this will be one more week of a small harvest of tomatoes, so we will do one more week of a one item limit on tomatoes so everyone can get some. Thanks!

CSA Details

You can pick up your share at the farm on Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 7 pm. (Veggies will be displayed in the cooler to pick out.) Walk into the barn, check off your name on the right, and turn left to find all your veggies in the cooler.  You can pick up your share from the Rutland Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. You can pick up your share at the Ludlow Farmers’ Market on the Okemo Mountain School Lawn between 4 pm and 7 pm. Please do not come before 4 pm: The market has challenging neighbors and the entire market’s permit will be revoked if products leave the market before 4 pm.

Farm News

No time for news! Too much on our plate, please enjoy this photo tour from Adam Ford:

sweet shot of the gardens through the barn, photo by Adam Ford

sweet shot of the gardens through the barn, photo by Adam Ford

this is how far along the husk cherries are! couple more weeks I bet, photo by Adam Ford

this is how far along the husk cherries are! couple more weeks I bet, photo by Adam Ford

this is the husk cherry trellis I was describing last week…. the plants will grow within that V, and drop the husk cherries through the wire mesh to be swept up and winnowed. All this innovation is to keep growing a crop that wouldn’t be able to pay for the labor to harvest if we didn’t figure out ways to speed it up. Husk cherries are a fine home garden crop, but tough on a production scale. We love them too much to cut them, so that’s why we work on their trellis improvements every year, photo by Adam Ford

this is the husk cherry trellis I was describing last week…. the plants will grow within that V, and drop the husk cherries through the wire mesh to be swept up and winnowed. All this innovation is to keep growing a crop that wouldn’t be able to pay for the labor to harvest if we didn’t figure out ways to speed it up. Husk cherries are a fine home garden crop, but tough on a production scale. We love them too much to cut them, so that’s why we work on their trellis improvements every year, photo by Adam Ford

green zucchini, photo by Adam Ford

green zucchini, photo by Adam Ford

the barn is the center of all our operations, photo by Adam Ford

the barn is the center of all our operations, photo by Adam Ford

zuke flower, photo by Adam Ford

zuke flower, photo by Adam Ford

Our cooling unit broke this weekend, and Ryan got it all put back together yesterday. Crossing my fingers that this is the last large thing to break this season, photo by Adam Ford

Our cooling unit broke this weekend, and Ryan got it all put back together yesterday. Crossing my fingers that this is the last large thing to break this season, photo by Adam Ford

this is how far along eggplants are… maybe another couple weeks! photo by Adam Ford

this is how far along eggplants are… maybe another couple weeks! photo by Adam Ford

Have a lovely week!

-ESF Team: Kara, Ryan, Taylor, Cindy, Sam, Sam, Dan

Scape Pesto

I include this recipe once a year because it’s awesome. A few weeks ago the recipe was for a scape-parsley-pea shoot pesto, which is also amazing, but it is the season to get scapes in your freezer, so if you love scape pesto, here you go:

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2 bunches garlic scapes (roughly chopped into about 2 inch chunks)

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup water

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Add salt and olive oil as needed. Freezes well!