Week 6 Summer Shares 2019! Fall CSA Shares Available!

 
Fall VEggies

FALL CSA SHARES NOW AVAILABLE!

A Staff Favorite!

Fall Share Early Bird Special!

Any member that signs up and pays for their share in full by August 15th receives $15 off the total of their Fall CSA Share.

Click Here For More Info!

Click Here To Sign Up!

7-weeks of shares picked up on the farm or at one of our four pickup locations (Keene, Swanzey, Harrisville/Nelson, and Peterborough).

Pickup on Thursdays from October 17th to November 26th.

*Please note that some dates need to be adjusted on our ordering page. The www.traciesfarm.com/wordpress… page has the correct dates.

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Week 6 of Summer Shares!

Welcome to Week 6 of our Summer CSA Shares!

Another beautiful weekend in the books during what feels like a full summer of them! This heat is making our veggies extremely happy, and we have another great week of shares for you!

Bulk Basil Available! $8/lb Please email farmers@traciesfarm.com to order!

The broccoli beds are ripening in perfect succession with one another, and we will be getting at least one more week of ample supply. Cabbage will be new to your basket this week! Summer ‘slaw beckons! This will most likely be the last week of Snap Peas, but we’re hoping beans will be in to replace them soon. Tomatoes are starting to come in in our greenhouse! They will start out slow, but the bushes look ready to produce some serious tomatoes starting in the next week or so. Cherry Tomatoes we are still waiting for our first big harvest of, and we will continue passing them out as they come in. Pickling cucumbers are really starting to take off and will be heavy in your basket this week. Slicers are still taking their time, but will make it out to every member this week. Pickling cucumbers are sweet and can be used the same as slicers, and their crisp, firm texture makes them ideal for canning. Typically pickling cukes will be smaller and stockier than slicing cukes.

This weeks shares will go out: Monday 7/29, Wednesday 7/31, Friday 8/2
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 ? signifies a crop that we pass out over a couple of weeks. This could be because it is just starting to come in and is not yet producing enough to pass out to everyone in the same week, or because the crop produces smaller amounts over an extended period of time (like in the case with broccoli). We make sure that everyone receives an equal share, even if it is passed out over a few weeks. If we do not pass out a crop to every basket on a share day, we make note where we left off and resume in that spot the following week.

What to Expect Week 6:
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes?
Cucumbers (pickling and slicing)
Head Lettuce
Snap Peas?
Scallions
Summer Squash
Tomatoes? (!)
Zucchini?

Chard Share: 16 Week Share
Kale Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Herb Share: Dill (great for all those pickling cukes!)
Speciality Greens: Pea Shoots (perfect for mixing into a salad, cooking into a stir-fry, or topping off you favorite dish!)
Egg Share: 16 Week Share
Coffee Share: 16 Week Share
Bread Share: Roasted Potato

Blueberry & Raspberry Shares
Flower Shares
Lettuce Mix Shares

Anticipated Basket Week 7 (Subject to Change):
Broccoli
Beets
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumbers (pickling and slicing)
Eggplant
Head Lettuce?
Jalapenos?
Peppers?
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Chard Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Kale Share: 16 Week Share
Herb Share: Basil
Speciality Greens: Orach (Red Spinach)
Egg Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Coffee Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share

Raspberry Share Update

Unfortunately our raspberry rows suffered a bad bout of winter kill this year, and we are not going to be able to fulfill all of our raspberry shares this season. Our plan is to pass out as many as we can, and supplement the rest with blueberries, or peaches, pears, and plums from our fruit trees, until we reach the dollar value of our Raspberry share. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will try our best to make it up to you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com

Fall VEggies

Delivery Drivers and Pickup Locations Needed for Fall Shares!

Delivery Drivers and Pickup Locations

Delivery drivers are expected to pickup CSA share baskets and deliver them to their pickup location every Thursday for 7 weeks in the fall in exchange for a small Fall CSA share.

We currently need two drivers for our Keene and Peterborough pickup locations, and we are looking for a driver and pickup location in Swanzey and Nelson for this Fall. Pickup locations can be at your house as long as you have an area that is under cover and can keep 8-15 baskets safe from the elements.

We are looking for drivers that are able to use their house as the pickup location for our Swanzey and Nelson routes this year.

The Keene driver will deliver shares to The Works on Main St., and the Peterborough driver will deliver shares to a members house on Laurel St.

If you are interested in being a driver this year, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com for more information!

Summer Share

Pro-Rated Summer CSA Shares Are Available!

For On Farm Pickup Wednesdays and Fridays Only

Shares may have started, but you can still sign up! We offer pro-rated shares throughout the season for late joiners! If you are interested in receiving fresh veggies every week all summer long please email farmers@traciesfarm.com!

You can follow the link below for more information regarding our 2019 Summer CSA Shares:
http://www.traciesfarm.com/wordpress/?page_id=25

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Recipe of the Week

Each week we will offer a recipe that we like that includes as many items from your share as possible. Depending on your share size, you may have to scale the recipes up or down. We often use recipes from outside sources because it gives us a lot more options to share with you all!

Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Scallions

lettuce Mix

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!

Follow the Link Below For Detailed Instructions:
Tips For Vegetable Washing

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.

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Work Share Positions Available!

We are looking for workshares for our 2019 Summer CSA Season! Workshares exchange four hours of work per week on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday in exchange for a FREE Small CSA Share ($380 value, you can work more hours for larger shares). Our workshare positions are a great way to meet your local farmers, get to know how the food you eat is produced, and learn about the innerworkings of a small diversified vegetable operation. If you are interested in a workshare position, please email Jack Rixey at farmers@traciesfarm.com for more information!

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What’s Going On At The Farm

We’ll be taking a break from weeding to harvest garlic this week! We have to pull all of the garlic out of the ground, sort it, and place it in drying racks behind our barn. Get ready for some strong garlic smell this week!

SNAP

Tracie’s Accepts 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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