Week 8 of Summer Shares 2019! 4 Days Left To Save on Fall Shares!

 
Fall VEggies

Fall Share Early Bird Special!

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.

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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, and Peterborough).

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

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Week 8 of Summer Shares!

This week will mark the halfway point in our season, and the late season crops are coming in just in time!

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

Carrots will be in your basket without tops this week, plus some purple carrots! Tomatoes have been taking their time to ripen over the past few weeks, but we are confident that everyone will get a tomato this week, and will definitely start receiving a large bounty next week. Radishes will be making an appearance in your basket again over the next couple of weeks. Pickling and slicing cukes are still coming in strong in our field and green house. Broccoli will be making its way out of your baskets this week until our fall crop starts to come in. We have 6 beds transplanted and growing for you! Our string beans are starting to size up nicely, and will start to make their way around shares this week. We think by next week they will be coming in in ample supply. Peppers will start to make their way around baskets this week. We have two new, nice plantings of summer squash and zucchini starting to come in. Once those start producing they ought to fill up your baskets.

This weeks shares will go out: Monday 8/12, Wednesday 8/14, Friday 8/16
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 8:
Broccoli?
Beans?
Carrots
Cherry Tomatoes?
Cucumbers (pickling and slicing)
Eggplant
Garlic
Jalapenos?
Peppers?
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini?

Chard Share: 16 Week Share
Kale Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Herb Share: Cilantro
Speciality Greens: Green and Gold Purslane RECIPE HERE!
Egg Share: 16 Week Share
Coffee Share: 16 Week Share
Bread Share: Onion, Pepper, and Parmesan

Blueberry & Raspberry Shares
Flower Shares
Lettuce Mix Shares

Anticipated Basket Week 9 (Subject to Change):
Beans
Cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumbers (pickling and slicing)
Eggplant
Jalapenos
Peppers
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Chard Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Kale Share: 16 Week Share
Herb Share: Parsley
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

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:
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Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe is a little different from our usual savory recipes, but the carrots we were pulling out of the ground were just so sweet we had to include it!

Carrot Cake!

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!

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Washing Veggies

We wash and sort all of the 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’ve been hard at work harvesting for our members and keeping up with the weeds. We transplanted broccoli for a fall harvest this week, fertilized the winter squash and tomatoes, and thinned some of our root veggies!

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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