Summer Shares Week 8 2018

 
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Summer Shares Week 8!

This week marks halfway through the season! The crops are in a transition period at this point between the earlier season crops (peas, and the late season vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers)

Monday July 30th, Wednesday August 1st, Friday August 3rd
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 8:
Radishes
Beets
Turnips
Summer Squash
Zucchini
Slicing Cucumbers
Napa Cabbage?
Pickling Cucumbers?
Peppers?
Eggplant?
Broccoli?
Tomatoes?
Cherry Tomatoes?

Egg Share: Every Week

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

Herb Share: Flat Parsley
Speciality Greens: Tokyo Bekana

Raspberry Share
Flower Share
Lettuce Mix Share
Blueberry Share

Bread Share: Sesame French

Anticipated Harvest Week 9 (Subject to Change):
Red or Green Cabbage
Green Beans
Summer Squash
Zucchini
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Cucumbers
Peppers
Eggplant

Egg Share: Every Week + Every Other Week

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

Herb Share: Bulk Basil! For Pesto!
Specialty Greens: Baby Kale

Raspberry Share
Blueberry Share
Lettuce Mix Share
Flower Share

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 Stand is Closed

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Plant Stand this season to pick up starts for your own garden! It brings us such joy to know that our plants are being used for people to grow their own food, and we look forward to offering our service next year.

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.

food coop

Monadnock Food Coop Farm Tour @ Tracie’s!

Please join us for a tour of our farm on August 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm! We are excited to be participating in the Food Coops Farm Tour Series, and will be showing folks around our farm and answering any questions you might have regarding our operation! Please visit the link below to register for the tour and to learn about the other tours in our area.

Monadnock Food Coop Farm Tour

MFCC

Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition Farm Tour

On August 25th the MFCC will be hosting their 2nd Annual Monadnock Farm Tour. It is an opportunity to visit many of the farms in the area, and Tracie’s will be offering farm tours on the hour all day long! Follow the link below for more information:

MFCC Farm Tour

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Washing Veggies

We wash and 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

Share Payments Due August 1st!

We would like to remind everyone that the full payment for your Summer Share is due on August 1st. If you have an outstanding balance, you should have received an email a couple of weeks ago reminding you. If you are unsure if you owe anything, you can email farmers@traciesfarm.com and we will let you know!

Fall VEggies

Fall Share Drop Off Locations and Drivers!

We are getting set up for Fall Shares, and we are looking for anyone interested in serving as a drop off location or to be a delivery driver for the drop off locations. We harvest on on Thursdays for Fall Shares and run for 9 weeks from October 5th to November 29th and expect the shares to be dropped off in there locations by 5:30pm. The towns we would like to offer pickup in are Peterborough, Swanzey, and Keene. We offer a small fall share in exchange for your service. If you are interested, please contact farmers@traciesfarm.com. Thank you!

workshare

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.

Spring Radishes

What The Farmers Are Up To

The rain couldn’t keep us out of our fields this week! We weeded our entire lower field and are chipping away at our carrot beds to ensure a good harvest for y’all. This week we plan on harvesting and drying our Garlic when we are not harvesting for shares.

 

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