CSA Week Eleven

Our friend John from Sparkplug Farm on Vinalhaven called tonight. He asked if we wanted to go in on a bulk order with him. When I asked what for, he said “for rain.” I have to say that right now I love this weather too much to mind the lack of rain, but I know that the dry weather will start to impact things before long. As for now, we’re still going strong. The sweet corn was and continues to be amazing, the tomatoes are getting to the point where it’s time to start putting some by, and we are having some remarkable farm dinners. I hope you are, too.

I’ve had a number of inquiries about purchasing bulk tomatoes for canning. Instead of taking pre-orders this year, I’m going to start bringing ten– and twenty-pound boxes of “imperfect” tomatoes to the CSA pick-ups. You can purchase them there if you are interested. The cost is $15 (for a ten pound box) or $30 (for twenty pounds). I’ll start bringing them this week — if for some reason you want a bulk box but are never able to snag one, let me know and I’ll put one aside for you. But I’d like to try to organize our CSA bulk purchase options like this this year so that I can avoid huge spreadsheets of who wants what!

For those who are still looking for blueberries for the freezer, our friend Arla is selling ten lb boxes of frozen blueberries from her boyfriend’s farm in Warren. These fields are two years into the process of transitioning from conventional to certified organic, and were grown by organic standards this year. The berries are frozen in ten lb boxes for $30. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll either put you in touch with her or have them at the farm for you to pick up.

Have a wonderful final week of August! How did it arrive so fast?!
Reba and the HCF crew

Week 11 of 18: Potatoes, Mesclun Mix, Peppers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Basil and, depending on your pick-up day: Zucchini/Zephyr Squash, Green Beans, Cukes, and/or Sweet Corn.

This week’s recipes: Burst Tomato Galette with Corn and Zucchini, Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans

Cheese CSA notes Week 11

Corinne—former WWOOFer, current apprentice, and now also farmer-in-her-own-right —weeding the fall chard.

Corinne—former WWOOFer, current apprentice, and now also farmer-in-her-own-right —weeding the fall chard.

 

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