Thursday, July 25, 2013

CSA Newsletter

Blooming potatoes and one variety of corn
Greetings from the Garden!  This box has celery, lettuce and salad greens, bok choy, kohlrabi greens and other braising greens, radishes, green onions, snap peas, turnips, some of the following: peppers, tomatoes, zucchini or cukes, and the first basil!

Currently in the mobile high tunnel
Field Notes.  Ken has begun to feel better, and people have offered to help -it is always amazing how very kind people are.  Ken has been working to keep things moving forward - like tying up tomatoes and irrigating- and catch up on weeds.  Yesterday we had help harvesting the garlic and shallots.  The rest of the onions will not be far behind!  

Blooming beans
Beans are blooming and soon there will be green beans in your box.

Pigs love sprouts
We have also been moving animals to summer pasture - last week four of us moved the pigs across the road from the mobile high tunnel into shady woods,  

Egg mobile - new location
and Monday the egg mobile went down to the tall rye on one side of the mobile high tunnel.  The animals have more to forage and like the new areas. 

From the Kitchen.  Ah, basil and garlic, a great combination.  Basil keeps best in a closed plastic bag with room to move.  It does not need to be the refrigerator.  Basil is a great addition to stir fry, salad or chopped with garlic and olive oil for pesto.

Bok choy, particularly this joy choy is great in combination with other vegetables.  Sunday I steamed some carrots, added the bok choy stems cut on a diagonal, chopped green onions, and then the greens.  I topped with a bit of toasted sesame oil, sesame oil, tamari, and red pepper powder.

'Til Next Week

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