Greetings to everyone for 2012! It is a pleasure to be able to bring you another season of fresh produce from our farm.
It seems as though spring has been here quite a while, since we have had such unseasonably-warm weather for so long. (I never would have expected to have strawberries by the first week of June!) I would not be a bit surprised to see all of our summer crops (tomatoes, beans, etc.) get into the bags quite early this year as they look to be in better-than-usual shape for June. We hope that this season will be satisfying to you all in both quality and service. Thank you for joining us this year.
Your bags will be rather light today, but as the season progresses, will grow heavier and heavier.
We still have a few spaces open for EGG SHARES this year. Our eggs are raised by our Amish neighbors who pasture the chickens and feed them a non-medicated feed. The price is $2.50 a dozen and we sell the shares at $50 for a 20 week subscription. Please let us know if you would like to join.
GARLIC SCAPES are the curly green tubular veggies in your bags this week that look a bit like alien antennae. They are the flowering edible stem that arises from the center of the garlic bulb. Scapes possess a less intense garlic flavor than regular garlic, but can be used in the same context – pesto, stir fries, pickling, chopping raw for salads, steaming, soups, or sautéing in butter.
RADISHES – now please don’t groan J – when sliced thinly, flavor salads with a great perk. They also pare well with fats (what vegetable doesn’t?! 😉 ), like cheese and mayonnaise (think sandwich, and add some spinach – mmm). They can be eaten raw, or cooked in butter (which reduces some of the heat). Or try them with raisins, as Jacob just tried, with great results.
A big thank you to all our worker shares who have been toiling in the fields with us this spring. We have more help this year than we have ever had. My back and chiropractor thank you all!
The bags should returned to the box marked “BAG RETURN” when you come to get your 2nd bag next week. You may also return the egg carton and plastic clamshells there as well. Thanks you!!
No extras box for this first week.