We spent a lot of time catching up to the growth in the garden: installing a fence to protect the sweet corn from raccoons, moving fence for peas to grow on and planting the final crops of lettuces, spinach, sugar snap peas and carrots. As well as, a lot of weed control and insect management.
We received 1.8 inches of rain on Thursday and Friday. We had driving rain on Friday night, and we’re fortunate that is all we received. Other areas of the state saw a cruel side of Mother Nature.
There are many Golden Nuggets from the opportunity to work with all of you. One of them for us is watching our kids confidently share their story of how they raise the crops, and the opportunities and challenges that they see in the field. In the end, we hope the boys understand that it is not what you reap (grow and harvest) but it’s what you sow (the seeds of knowledge and understanding) that is the true reward. Thanks again for the opportunity to work with all of you!
Boxes of Produce
This list is prepared before we harvest your share. Some guesswork is involved! We do our best to predict which crops will be ready to harvest, but sometimes crops are on the list that are not in the share, and sometimes crops will be in the share even though they’re not on the list. Remember food safety in your kitchen when preparing, always wash your hands before working with your produce and always wash your produce before eating.
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce – Some of the crops are ran under cold well water to take the field heat off of them so they last longer in your refrigerators. They are not washed – just cooled. So wash your vegetables before eating.
Red Oak Leaf Lettuce – Beautiful red lettuce leaf.
Spinach – Remember to wash before eating. A combination of these vegetables will make a wonderful meal!
Beets – A taste to start the season. We are thinning out the rows so that the beet plants remaining can grow larger.
Zucchini and Summer Squash – Some ideas for using your zucchini...
Cucumbers – These are the first of the season. We have two varieties planted – look for more in the coming weeks.
Carrots – Learn more about carrots.
Sugar Snap Peas – This is the second crop of peas. We planted to fourth crop this week so that you can enjoy this vegetable throughout the season.
Green Beans – This crop is bountiful. We do have dill if you wish to pickle some.
Purple Beans – Enjoy the fun color.
Kale – Some Kale ideas from P. Allen Smith.
Cilantro – Enjoy in salsas, fajitas, eggs and more. Learn more about cilantro here.
Fresh cut arrangement – A variety from sunflowers, zinnias, bee balm, lilies and more.