Hi there members!
Tuesday is our delivery day this year!
We hope you are as excited about the CSA starting as we are!
Our first harvest of the year is in and although it never goes exactly as we plan it is a beautiful haul. For the past months we have been busy planting and seeding and doing all of the things farmers do in spring time. Today was gorgeous and a nice shift into the harvest side of all that planning. After all, feeding the community is the best part of this gig we've chosen.
On the farm front we are taking on slightly bigger projects than we have before. The pictures aren't quite as aesthetically beautiful as our dazzling blue kale or tender D'Avignon radishes but to your farmer's eyes nothing could be sweeter that the four foot trench allowing us to tap in to a better source of irrigation or the symmetrical semi halo of a newly installed caterpillar tunnel. We would be remiss if we did not introduce our newest farm member, we fondly refer to it as "Harry Potter" our paper pot transplanter. check out a video of one in action here. This tool should help us get even more food in the ground and save our backs in the process.
RADISHES, SPRING CARROTS, BEETS, KALE, SPINACH, CHINESE CABBAGE, CILANTRO, SCALLIONS, PAC CHOI
FULL SHARES ALSO GET:
LEEKS, SCAPES, DILL, HEAD LETTUCE
A couple of recipes to get you started:
Spring carrots are one of my favorite treats. We've been anxiously waiting for them to size up and these little guys are so crisp and tender and sweet. Try this simple fast recipe to enjoy them as a side. (psst-- if you don't have the lime and ginger they will still be delicious just with garlic and some S&P)
For all new members, I promise to only make this suggestion once. If you don't already have one consider getting a mandoline, it will save you time and allows you to get super thin slices of things like your radishes this week that are ten minutes away from being fridge pickles or a lovely salad topping.
A huge Thank You to you all!
Kayleigh and Lily