From this week’s CSA Newsletter:
Week 5 CSA boxes include:
- This week’s potted herb: Lemon Balm
- Beets w/ their tops which can be treated like chard
- Tree fruit (either plums, peaches or apricots)*
*These first tree fruits are all early blooming varieties which are most at risk of frost damage. This year the first varieties were affected by seasonal frost our yield hasn’t been what we hoped. Later varieties coming in July and August are promising higher yields.
A word from the Farmer~
We are well under way with our summer season. Our tomatoes are knee high and starting to bloom; the squash is beginning to flower and will be here before we know it; and thankfully the corn is finally beginning to show some healthy signs of reaching the old farmer’s goal of knee high by the 4th of July. With the wet spring, we were concerned about whether the corn was ever going to grow!
Well this all seems like great news! The best news of all is that the PEACHES have arrived! They aren’t pretty by any means, but I’m anxious to find out how they taste!
I was shocked at how much heavier this week’s box was, compared to last week. I’m going to venture a guess that the head of cabbage they gave us weighs at least 3-4 lbs on its own. The good news is, there are TONS of cabbage recipes that Audrey and I have already found–and the uses seem to be endless from things you’d expect like cabbage soup all the way to things like fajitas with cabbage inside. And I happen to know it’s great for making fish taco cole slaw.