CSA Week Seven

We’ve reached the point in the summer where so many things seem to be right on the cusp of ripening… greenhouses full of green tomatoes, eggplant bushes covered with beautiful purple flowers, tiny green beans almost ready to harvest, sweet corn stalks towering over us with ears getting more plump by the day.  This week we bring you the first of the carrots and the  cucumbers and are enjoying the “cabbage with a permanent” as our poetic neighbor Kathy calls the Savoy cabbage. 

The big news of the week is that it’s time to place your fresh organic wild blueberry orders with Red House Farm!  Everyone should have already received an email with the blueberry sign-up link, but in case you missed it, here is the info again:  

The annual organic blueberry deliveries will take place on August 10th, 11th, 14th and 17th during the regular CSA pick-up time.  Red House Farm is a MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberry farm located in Waldoboro.  The Hinkley family grows, rakes and winnows these berries.  They’re incredibly clean and delicious and we couldn’t be more grateful that they offer them for sale in ten pound boxes to our CSA members.  

If you’re interested in purchasing a ten pound box of fresh berries, go to the following sign-up spreadsheet: http://www.tinyurl.com/2014blueberries. On the spreadsheet, choose the date and location to pick up your box and type in your name.  Write your name on up to three lines (your name on one line = you have reserved one ten-pound box).

The cost is $36 per ten- pound box, and the limit is three boxes per CSA family. Please bring payment to your berry pick-up day (cash or checks made out to Hatchet Cove Farm).      

Let me know if you have any questions or have any trouble signing up.  We had a sneak peak taste of Red House Farm berries last week, and they were amazing!  Spots are going fast, so sign up soon if you’re interested. 

Have a great week, let me know if you have any questions, and remember that perennial herbs (sage, thyme, tarragon, mint, oregano, lovage) are available at the farm for members to pick.  Just have us give you a harvest lesson and then you’ll be all set to go whenever you need it!

Reba and the HCF crew    

CSA Week 7 of 18:  Carrots, Mesclun Mix, Chard, Cucumber, Savoy Cabbage, Basil, Zucchini and/or Zephyr Summer Squash  

This is a Duck Egg Share week  

This week’s recipes:  Marinated Zucchini, Penne with Goat Cheese and Chard, Cabbage Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Appleton Creamery Cheese CSA Notes Week Seven

CJ and the corn

The sweet corn is really towering! I don’t think that we’ve ever anticipated harvesting corn this early before, but the transplanting and heavy early summer rain seem to have paid off. Now the race is on to see if the corn matures before the earworms get there! We have high hopes for next week.

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