6/30 share

Hi all!

The farm is transitioning into summer mode.  Irrigation is in full swing, despite the occasional sprinkle we’ve received.  We’ve moved our start production area out of the too-hot greenhouse.  Summer crops are growing by leaps and bounds.  This week saw a few zucchinis begin to ripen up, so you’ll probably see them in the share next week.  Some of the garlic is drying down a bit and that means its harvest is not long away.  In other news, Michael received a MercyCorp IDA savings match grant which is helping us buy two hoophouses!  One will be at the farm to help with winter production and summer crops that like it really warm.  The other will be for raising our transplants.

We hope you are enjoying the produce.  Here’s a rundown of the share this week:

– broccoli – 1 bunch – variety “Umpqua”
– garlic scapes – 1 bunch
– cilantro – 1 large bunch
– fennel – 2-3 bulbs depending on size – w/ their leaves – variety “perfection”
– snap peas – about 1 lb – varieties “Sugar Ann” and “Cascade”
– lettuce – 2 heads – “Outredgeous” is the big red romaine – “Pirat” is the blushed butterhead – yumm
– cabbage – 2 small heads – “famosa” is the savoyed leaf, “alcosa” the regular
– beets – 1 bunch small-medium beets with their greens — you probably noticed the beet tops are bolting.  This means the main stalk is too woody to eat, but you can pull off the leaves and they should still be tender enough to cook if you want.
– swiss chard – 1 bunch
– radishes — “french breakfast” – 1 bunch
– salad turnips — the last of them!  – 1 bunch with their cookable greens — mmm they’re good.  I put some in a stew this week and they were delish.

Remember the Recipe Share!: www.cullyneighborhoodfarm.org/recipe-share
and thanks to all who’ve written such great suggestions there.

Cheers, Matt & Michael.

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