Summer Shares Week 4 2018

 
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Summer Shares Week 4!

We are excited for another week of harvest for you all!

Pickup will be as usual on Wednesday, July 4th

Monday July 2nd, Wednesday July 4th, Friday July 6th
Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm

Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled by insects, and we will never pass out vegetables that have lost their nutritional integrity due to pest damage. We hope you will understand!

A ? denotes a veggie that is either on the fence about harvesting this week, or will begin to make its way around the baskets week by week until everyone receives some.

What to Expect Week 4:
Spinach
Head Lettuce
Peas
Kohlrabi
Bok Choy
Radishes
Garlic Scapes
Scallions
Napa Cabbage?
Broccoli?
Summer Squash?
Zucchini?

Egg Share: Every Week

Kale Share: Every Week
Chard Share: Every Week + Every Other Week

Herb Share: Curly Parsley
Speciality Greens: Broccoli Greens

Bread Share:Harvest Loaf

Anticipated Harvest Week 5 (Subject to Change):
Head Lettuce
Spinach
Kohlrabi
Radishes
Peas
Garlic Scapes
Scallions
Summer Squash
Zucchini
Napa Cabbage

Egg Share: Every Week + Every Other Week

Kale Share: Every Week + Every Other Week
Chard Share: Every Week

Herb Share: Basil?
Specialty Greens: Ruby Red Orach

Summer Share

Summer Shares Available at a Pro-Rated Cost!

We are entering the third week of shares, but we still have availability for late-comers! Please email farmers@traciesfarm.com with the share size you would like, any add-ons, pickup day (Monday or Friday), and a contact phone number. We will respond with a confirmation of your order and the total for the pro-rated share!

Follow the link below for more information on Summer Shares:

Summer Share Info

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Plant Sale at the Farmstand!

Starting tomorrow all plants in 6-packs and 4.5in pots in our roadside nursery will be buy on get one free! There are still some beautiful flowers out in the stand, as well as lots of veggie starts that would LOVE to get in the ground! Stop on by and get 2 for the price of 1!

SNAP

Tracie’s is Now Accepting SNAP/EBT!

We have teamed up with the Cheshire County Conservation District to bring a SNAP card reader to our farm store. You can now use your SNAP card to purchase any veggies or food items from our farm store or to help pay for your CSA Share! All that AND through Granite State Market Match any veggie purchases on a SNAP card are 50% off! What a deal!

The hours the SNAP reader will be available are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

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Washing Veggies

We wash a sort all of greens coming out of the field, but we recommend that you do the same when you get your share home. For the seasoned CSA veterans, washing greens may seem like a no-brainer. However, there is an order to it and we would like to pass along as much information to our members as possible, new and old. Below is a step by step guide to washing your greens followed by a link for washing all of your vegetables!

Examples of leafy greens are kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, rapini, cabbage and pre-bagged greens like baby spinach.

Wash all leafy green vegetables, including pre-bagged greens under cold running tap water.
For leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and cabbage, remove the outer leaves first. Throw away any wilted or discoloured leaves.
Rinse leafy vegetables in a colander, drain (or use a salad spinner) and pat dry with a paper towel or tea towel.
Store in clean paper towels or a tea towel in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge. Use within a week.

Tip: Washing your green leafy vegetables as soon as you bring them home will make them easier to use in salads, stir fries and other dishes when you need them.

Vegetable Washing

Reminder For Down Payments

We would like to remind everyone that down payments of $50 are due at the time of sign-up. We do offer payment plans for our shares and are willing to be flexible for those that contact us.

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Workshares Welcome!

If you are interested in receiving a Summer Share but are unable to afford the full cost, we have workshare and delivery driver positions available! We trade a Summer Share to certain individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to Tracie’s Farm one day a week. Workshares are expected to work for four hours one harvest day per week and Delivery Drivers will be assigned a route to deliver to during the Summer Season. We trade a Small Share plus veggie add-ons as a base for Workshare and Delivery, but if you volunteer more time you can receive a larger share or non-veggie add-ons (coffee, bread, eggs)! If you are interested in trading you time for a share, follow the link below!
Work Shares needed Monday, Wednesday, or Friday!

Work Share and Delivery Drivers.

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Recipe of The Week

Garlic Scape Pesto

Delicious Pesto Made Out Of Garlic Scapes!

Spring Radishes

What The Farmers Are Up To

It’s that time of year when weeding is our number one priority! We have been weeding non-stop for the past week, and it is in the forecast for this week as well. In addition to weeding, we have been trellising our tomatoes and putting our peas back on their trellis. Hoping to find a way to keep cool this week!

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