Weekly Members + Every-other-week "Melon Group" Members
The Weekly Weeder
Thursday August 29, 2019
Melon Planting Number 2..... lots of flowers but needs more time before we will see fruit.
EPIC PICK-UP SITE REMINDER:
Due to UGM - Thursday, Aug 29 delivery changes to "The Farm Campus" area or Sofrito.
News From the Farm
Monday was a good day. The last of our onions were brought in from the fields, and are tucked into the hoop house to finish drying and curing. And tonight, as it starts to gently rain, it's good knowing the onions are inside, dry, under cover, home.
It was also a good day because the tomatoes are really coming in heavy, the melons are ripe and incredibly delicious, the cucumbers, peppers and zucchini are vivid bright colors. The day was filled with the smells of ripe produce. As this week's bounty is harvested, we feel especially thankful for the many hands who have been helping us to harvest, wash and package each and every item in your boxes.
Labor Day marks a seasonal shift, the summer crops are at their peak, yet we know the seasonal fading and falling back into the earth. So it's fitting that the seasonal laborers return to school and we lean our work crew for the last 2 month push of the season. We bid farwell to hard working and enthusiastic crew member Evergreen this week, as he returns to college for his second year. His laughter, curiosity, and good nature have already been missed! And long time crew member Justin will be reducing his hours to once a week, as he also returns to school. His strength, quiet determination, and capability of may tasks are things we could always rely upon.
Be careful when lifting your box this week. Especially those with large and very large shares this week!!
Eat well, get motivated, and put yourself into action towards the betterment of Mother Earth. Our lives depend upon it!
In appreciation - Your farmers,
Cate & Mat
An ugly side of organic produce farming... field plastic cleanup.
Deadline is 8:30 am on Monday of the week you are changing.
Every Other WeekShares - you can elect to have your share delivered on an alternate/off Thursday, OR if you want to maintain your usual EOW schedule then we will "double up" your share size on another Thursday delivery day of your choosing.
Weekly Shares would also select a date to have their share "doubled", on another Thursday delivery day.
What does "doubled up" mean? If you are a Small Share then you'd receive a Standard Share; if you're a Standard Share you'd receive a Double Share.
If you have any questions on how it works don't hesitate to contact us.
Week#12 CSA Box Contents:
Weekly Shares + Every-other-Week "Melon Group"
Red Beets (Pack your Own shares only)
The start of another planting! Tops and roots are both edible.
Make a batch of refrigerator pickles! We love a sweet version with turmeric.
Herb - Parsley
Melons - Cantaloupe
A nice load for everyone this week! Rinse and cut into slices. They're ready to eat!
Napa Cabbage (Pack your Own shares only)
Also called Chinese Cabbage. Again, just the beginning of this crop with more yet to come. Shred and use in spring rolls, or make kimchee or a raw salad.
Cured, so leave out on your counter until you're ready to use it.
Peppers - Jalapenos, Green Bell Peppers, Sweet Peppers
Tomatillos - Standard & Double Farm Shares & Pack your Own Shares