Summer Shares Week 13 2020! Mums Out Front in Plant Stand!

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Tomatoes of all different shapes, sizes, and colors from the field! Summer, 2019

Week 13 of Summer Shares!

We’ve been adjusting to a significantly smaller crew size the last few weeks, and we’re starting to get back into the groove of things. We’re down to five farmers on a daily basis, so please bear with us if shares are running a little late.

It’s bee a busy day, and we’ve got another busy one tomorrow, so the newsletter is going to stay short tonight.

Flower shares will end after this week. Our flower picker and arranger has been hard at work in the evenings getting all of the bouquets together, and we are going to give her a break for the rest of the season. We run shares for 10 weeks, and this will be week 11 of bouquets, so we are comfortable cutting them for the rest of the season. Bouquets will still be available in our farm store.

This cold weather will affect harvest, but we should still have full baskets the rest of the season! Beans are continuing to pour out of the field, and will stay in baskets. Beets are cycling into shares. Edamame is making another appearance. Peppers are still coming in strong, and will be in all shares. Summer Squash and Zucchini are looking great in the field, and will be in all shares. Turnips and Radishes will be in all shares. Tomatoes should be a mainstay til the end of the season.

The Specialty Greens share this week will be receiving Brassica Greens and the Herb Share will receive Basil. Brassica greens and basil will also be available in the farm store. Our specialty greens are looking absolutely stunning again, and we are hoping they stay that way for the rest of the season. Flower Shares will be going out for the last time this week. Lettuce Mix Shares will be going out this week.

This weeks shares will go out: Monday 9/14, Wednesday 9/16, Friday 9/118
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 12:
Beans
Beets
Cherry Tomatoes?
Cucumbers?
Edamame
Eggplant?
Garlic
Jalapenos?
Melons?
Peppers
Radishes
Summer Squash
Salad Turnips
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Add-Ons:
Chard Share: 15 Week Share
Kale Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Herb Share: Basil
Speciality Greens: Brassica Greens
Lettuce Mix Share
Flower Share

Egg Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Bread Share:
Monday: Roasted Potato
Wednesday & Friday: Maple Oat

Anticipated Basket Week 13 (Subject to Change):
Beans
Beets
Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Eggplant
Edamame
Jalapenos
Leeks
Melons
Peppers
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Winter Squash?

Chard Share: 15 Week Share + 7 Week Share
Kale Share: 15 Week Share
Herb Share: Cilantro
Speciality Greens: Arugula
Lettuce Mix Share
Egg Share: 15 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share

 

Mums, Aster, and Millet Available in Farmstand!

Welcome in the fall at your home with our assorted selection of fall flowers! Beautiful shades of yellow, red, purple, blue, maroon, and more are available!

 

Sign Up for Your Fall Share!

Shares Selling Fast! Only 5 Shares Remain!

8 weeks of the best storage veggies every Thursday from 10/9 through 11/24

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE OFFERING AN OPT IN FOR RECEIVING PLASTIC BAGS AS AN ADD-ON. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE BAGGED PRODUCE, YOU MUST ADD THE OPT-IN ADD-ON.

Our fall CSA share signups are now live! Fall shares are the farmers favorite shares because they include all of the winter squash, root veggies, greenhouse crops, and anything still growing in the fields by October! Both the small and the large share have enough food to hold over once shares are done, but the large share is great to continue eating local all through the winter! Follow the link below for more information!

Click Here To Sign Up!
 
 

Go Bagless!

We decided to use plastic bags for all veggies due to COVID, but as pointed out by some of our members, not everyone is interested in bringing so much plastic home each week. If you are interested in opting out of plastic bags, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com

 

Farm Store Now Stocked Daily!

ATTENTION! MASKS AND GLOVES WILL BE REQUIRED IN OUR BARN AND STORE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-6:00pm

We have decided to implement this schedule to protect our CSA members from transmission of COVID-19. Outside of these hours masks and gloves are not required, but they are encouraged.

With the beginning of summer shares, we will now be stocking the store daily for all of your fresh veggie needs!

The farm store operates on the honor system, which means cash or check only. Returning shoppers will notice a few changes in the farm store. We put up a dividing wall between the CSA tables and the store, and made a produce shelf for non refrigerated items. The cash box has moved locations to the banister along the stairs to the right of the fridge.

 

Regarding Pickups In The Barn

Pickup will operate as normal in our barn, save for a few exceptions due to COVID-19. With increased traffic during share days, as well as open produce being washed and packed in our barn,

MASKS AND GLOVES WILL BE REQUIRED IN OUR BARN DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-6:00pm

We have made this decision to reduce any possibility of transmission in our barn. Masks and gloves will be provided to store visitors during these hours. Outside of those hours we still encourage the use of masks and gloves available, but it is not required.

For CSA members looking to avoid a crowd in the barn, we recommend picking up your share after 5:00pm. At that point the bulk of the crew will be sent home, delivery baskets and drivers will be cleared out of the barn, and the initial rush for pickups will have slowed.

Every share day until 4:30 we will have a staff member in the barn that can assist members get their basket that do not want to enter the barn. The farmers will be wearing appropriate PPE the entire time they are in the barn on share days, and will be happy to bring your basket out of the barn for you.

 

Recipe of the Week

Roasted Radishes and Salad Turnips with Pesto
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Though simply prepared, these roasted radishes and salad turnips with a greens and toasted pepita pesto are incredibly delicious.
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Makes: 4 as a side
Author: Brooklyn Supper
Ingredients

1 to 2 bunch radishes with leaves

1 bunch small to medium salad turnips with greens

extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

1/4 cup raw , hulled pepitas

1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon juice

1 small clove garlic , smashed and minced

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Immerse radish and salad turnips in water and shake to remove sand. Rinse well and pat dry.

Toss pepitas into a small oven-proof skillet or pan and toast in the oven for 1 – 2 minutes, or just until the first few pop. Set aside to cool.

Cut greens from the roots, leaving a 1/2-inch sprig of greens on radishes and turnips. Set greens aside. Halve radishes and turnips (quarter larger ones). Arrange radishes and turnips on a baking sheet (or 2), and just drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Roast 20 – 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, chop bunches of the greens – enough to make 1 loosely packed cup. Place greens in the bowl of a food processor and add 5 tablespoons olive oil, a pinch of sea salt, lemon zest and juice, and toasted pepitas. Pulse to combine. Aim for a smooth mixture with a bit of texture. Adjust salt or lemon as needed.

Spoon pesto into a wide bowl and surround it with roasted radishes and salad turnips. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

 
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