This week we have baby lettuce, pea shoots, green curly kale, baby chard, bunched chard, parsley, French filet green beans, zucchini, summer squash, salad turnips, new potatoes, basil, red beets, yellow beets, garlic scapes, cucumbers, cabbage, kohlrabi, microgreens, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and broccoli!
Bulk Buying Opportunities!
Whenever we have plenty to offer bulk buying discounts, I let our CSA members know about veggies available if you do any preserving. If you are interested in any items when I list them, send me an email and I will get them packed up for you to pick up when you pick up your share. Bulk availability comes and goes, so if you are planning on doing preserving, don’t wait: they get spoken for quickly when I tell everyone about them. This week we have:
green zucchini, yellow zucchini, summer squash: $17 for 10 pounds or $30 for 20 pounds (specify whether you want to mix and match or have all of one kind) *shred and freeze for zucchini bread or zucchini pancakes all winter long or slice and dry to add to soups*
parsley: $14 for 10 bunches or $22 for 20 bunches *pesto and chimichurri*
garlic scapes: $20 for 10 bunches or $35 for 20 bunches * garlic scape pesto*
slicing cucumbers: $18 for 10 pounds or $30 for 20 pounds *slicing cucumbers can still be used for pickling… I lacto ferment batches of slicing cucumbers whole*
rainbow chard: $25 for 10 bunches or $40 for 20 bunches *we use this like spinach, freeze in small batches for winter quiches, omelettes, pasta dishes, etc*
green curly kale: $25 for 10 bunches or $40 for 20 bunches *we use this like spinach, freeze in small batches for winter quiches, omelettes, pasta dishes, etc*
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.
It’s rare for me to do back to back newsletters where I provide a photo tour of the farm rather than an update, but I am wildly behind my work, and just have to rely on Adam’s picture story telling right now:
Have a great week!
-ESF Team: Kara, Ryan, Sam, Sam, Cindy, Dan, and Taylor
Cucumber Lime Aid
This is so wildly refreshing on the hot days! Makes a half gallon, but you will drink that fast!
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup honey
Melt 1/2 cup of honey with 1/2 cup almost boiling water. Let that honey water cool. Meanwhile chop cucumbers into 2-inch chunks and put in the blender or food processor with about a cup or so of water. Blend until smooth. Pour through a colander to remove pulp and save the liquid. Once the honey water is room temperature mix together the cucumber water, honey water and lime juice in a half gallon container. Fill the remaining container with water and put in the fridge. Shake well before serving and serve over lots of ice. (This recipe is a bit concentrated and it’s so refreshing with enough ice melting as you enjoy it!