Saturday, May 12, 2012

2012 Season, week two

May 12, 2012

This week's harvest:
Swiss Chard
Garlic "Scapes" (or Pigtails)
Choose between: Arugula, Beets, &/or Cilantro

This week's farm news:

Hello again and welcome to CSA week #2! Lots more salad fixings in your baskets this week. The tatsoi is good to eat fresh or lightly steamed or sauteed. (Please excuse all of the little holes...the flea beetles LOVE tatsoi, too! Just let it be a reminder that we don't use nasty sprays on our crops!) The "green garlic" that we are giving you right now can be used like a green onion - just chop it and add it to any dish that needs some delicious garlic flavor.

This week in the garden Eric, with a little help from Ira and Opal, transplanted all of our sweet peppers, hot peppers, and basil into the garden. Ira can easily be convinced to "help" when part of his work involves getting to drive our little golf/chore cart. (A fairly new farm tool and an eight-year-old boy's dream come true!)

Eric also got a little cultivation work done on some of the young crops...but it's that crazy time of year for us where a "little" cultivation work is a mere drop in the bucket! There's so much to do!

Early in the week we hosted an awesome group of home-schooled kids on our farm for a pretty awesome fun-filled day of play. We need to do this again soon!

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