Week 9 of Summer Shares!
We are past the halfway point, and poised to finish the season strong! Here’s week 9 of summer shares for you!
Cukes will continue to be a mainstay in your basket over the next few weeks. Radishes will be back in. Tomatoes are finally kicking into gear and ought to be a focal point of the basket this week and weeks to come! We are taking advantage of a bed of cilantro that needs to be harvested and will be passing it out to all of our members this week. Salsa, anyone?! Herb shares will receive both cilantro and dill. Beans are looking good, and we are hoping they will make it all the way around baskets this week. The new summer squash and zucchini beds are starting to produce heavily and will continue in your basket for the next few weeks. Melons are starting to ripen up! They will start out slow, but we are hoping to have enough for everyone by next week!
This weeks shares will go out: Monday 8/12, Wednesday 8/14, Friday 8/16
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 9:
Chard Share: 16 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Blueberry & Raspberry Shares?
Anticipated Basket Week 10 (Subject to Change):
Chard Share: 16 Week Share
Fall CSA Shares Are Available!
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.
A Staff Favorite!
Fall Shares typically consist of root crops and other storage veggies. Winter squash, carrots, cabbage, beets, onions, leeks, and more make up the basket each week. We also buy in potatoes from Atlas Farm in Northfield, MA, and sweet potatoes from Picadilly Farm in Winchester, NH to pass out on a rotating basis throughout the entire fall season. The first few weeks of Fall Shares will receive any veggies still growing in our fields from Summer CSA Shares. Tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers will usually make an appearance; Lettuce mix, specialty greens, kale, chard, and spinach, make up the early season greens in your basket; and parsley, dill, and cilantro are passed out for herbs.
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 email@example.com!
You can follow the link below for more information regarding our 2019 Summer CSA Shares:
Recipe of the Week
We spent the better part of Sunday canning with a member, and thought this would be a great recipe to share!
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!
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:
Examples of leafy greens are kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, rapini, cabbage and pre-bagged greens like baby spinach.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
What’s Going On At The Farm
We’ve been hard at work getting baskets together and freeing up crops from the weeds! Do the weeds ever stop you ask? No! Weeding and hoeing is our biggest priority at the moment, and the veggies have been thankful.
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.