I can't believe it'll be August tomorrow! It's crazy how time has flown this summer. With August comes some of the best produce variety of the season. Snap peas and zucchini are going crazy over at Three Ladybugs Farm. We're offering 1 lb bags of peas as extra add-on items for those of you who enjoy dabbling (or going full out) in the world of preserving. Snap peas are great pickled (dill is also available this week!) and you can also freeze them whole. And honestly, I bet most of us could easily go through a pound of fresh peas right out of the bag. The pea season is short but intense, so now is the time to stock up!
We're also offering some extra meat and seafood options this week! Whole flash frozen chickens from Blood, Sweat and Food Farms in Homer. They raise free ranging birds that snack on bugs and grass, and you can taste the difference. These babies are nothing like what you get in the grocery store. And we also have a handful of extra seafood shares this week which consist of two sockeye fillets and two Pacific cod fillets. First come, first served!
Because of the struggles for our restaurant customers this summer, they haven't been able to purchase as much local produce as usual. This means our farmers have quite a bit more available than usual. So much so, that we've decided to offer additional produce boxes available for purchase on a week-to-week basis, as supply allows, to help them sell more of their products. So tell your friends that missed out on a membership! Have them sign up for our "Farm Stand" to be added to the email list. Also, please support our local restaurants as much as you can by ordering take-out. They are working hard to stay in business and we want to see them all make it through this pandemic.