What a beautiful harvest day, with dry air and sunshine and a wonderful bounty of early summer vegetables now loaded up and ready for tomorrow’s delivery. We’re excited to share all the freshness with you! Some of the crops are looking remarkably good — the sweet corn is shooting up (now the question is if we can beat the raccoons and deer to it in August!) and for those of you who make Kimchi, you’ll be glad to know that this week’s Napa cabbage are each the size of a hearty toddler.
My current farm worry is that this may not end up being a banner tomato season — after years of seemingly endless quantities of big and cherry tomatoes for our members, we had a number of diseases hit our tomato seedlings this year and the plants are not thriving as well as usual. I’m sure that we will still have ample tomatoes for you all, and we know that what we have will be delicious, but it may not be the year of huge tomato bounty. I shouldn’t get ahead of myself and be too pessimistic, but I wanted to share my tomato supply anxiety! Hopefully the plants will prove me wrong!
Now for some good news… we have a really exciting/delicious opportunity for our members to simultaneously support the work of racial equality in Maine and eat some really scrumptious treats. Read below and we hope many of you sign up!
- a pesto, dip or sauce (for example, Italian salsa verde, kale pesto, zucchini dip)
- a seasonal beverage or shrub (for example, syrups, juices, iced teas)
- a baked ready-to-eat treat (for example, biscuits, tarts, cakes)
CSA Vegetables Week Four: Lettuce Mix, Lettuce Head, Kale or Chard, Napa or Green Cabbage, Hakurei Turnips, Scallions, Broccoli or Broccolini, Basil or Dill or Cilantro or Parsley, Summer Squash or Eggplant or Fennel, Garlic Scapes
Week Four Add-ons: Cheese, Mushrooms, Oil & Vinegar, Milk, Bread, Ground Beef