15 Jun

2014 CSA’s first week is here!

This is going to be short and sweet, as I am so busy getting everything ready for your first CSA share, which is this Thursday, the 19th from 4 to 6 PM.  Remember to bring you cooler, box or shopping bags in which to to place your veggies, as I will not be providing boxes or bags.  I do this not only  to reduce my costs, but also to cut down on the packaging that usually goes into the landfill.  I encourage you to recycle as much as you can for a cleaner environment.

For those of you that are new this year, you can park anywhere in the front.  I will have the big gate on the east side of the driveway open and you can just walk down to the shop, where Bodie,  my faithful German Shepherd  and I will be waiting for you.  He is always a little excited to see people, so don’t be alarmed by his exuberance!  He is quite friendly and it’s just his way of saying  “Hi” and  welcoming you.  On your way down the driveway, on your right will be only one of the gardens that will be providing food for you this summer.  The gardens are starting to look so vibrant, so take your time and take it all in.  You are welcome to walk through all of the gardens and property at your leisure.  I certainly encourage you to do just that.  I am proud of what I do here, and welcome all of your questions.

I have always found it challenging to grow the broccoli right!  Last year I planted it too late and it bolted as it just got hot quickly.  I transplanted my starts out earlier this year, and they were ready to harvest a couple of weeks ago!  I am not going to get discouraged though!  Every year is a learning experience, so eventually I will get it!  You will get broccoli this week, but it is not in tight buds, but I love it stir fried or roasted.  Your share will also include lettuce, spinach, braising greens, radishes, rhubarb, fresh dill leaf, spearmint, thyme, chives, and I am hoping that I can harvest you some scallions. There may some other things out  there, too.  Have to wait until Wednesday to see.   So get ready to cook with lots of greens and make some healthy wonderful salads.

I am looking forward to seeing you all!