June 8, 2023
Summer Share Week 1
It’s the first week of the Summer Farm Share - thanks so much for joining us!
You are getting this email to let you know it’s time to customize your share, you will have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday to do so.
Here’s a how-to file:
Please return your cooler bags and binder clips each week.
What’s in the Box?
There is SO MUCH FOOD! It was truly thrilling to do the field walk this week and see so many beautiful, abundant crops.
The romaine, and mini romaine are looking particularly good, as is the spinach, arugula, and salad mix. The radishes look ravishing (I couldn't help it), and the green onions are just perfect. New this week: beets and baby fennel.
Last week we discovered that the salad turnips we had planned to harvest were being attacked by wireworm and we couldn't send them out so we had to substitute them with our abundant asparagus. The new planting looks gorgeous, and as far as we can tell, is worm-free.
It's still asparagus and rhubarb season - you should probably eat enough of it to be sick of it until next spring.
On the Farm
We planted so many things this week: peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, ginger, eggplant, canteloupe, watermelon, squash, celery, and more! It went smooth as silk, though we are irrigating like crazy to keep it all alive in this 30+ degree heat. Your favorite farmers are all feeling a bit wilted too, and are looking forward to the change in the weather predicted for next week.
When I take Jack to homeschool group they sing a gratitude verse before every meal and snack. While I was transplanting in the heat yesterday, and a lovely breeze drifted over me I thought of one that goes like this:
"Thank you for the wind and rain, sun and pleasant weather, thank you for our daily food and that we are together"
I am grateful for the wind and rain (I wish we had more of this), for the sun and pleasant weather, I am grateful to grow good food, and am grateful to grow it for people that live in the same beautiful corner of the world that I do. I am so grateful I get to do it with my partner, with my beautiful kids, and with the group of incredibly strong, silly, and smart women that I have the honor of farming alongside.
That's it for now, happy eating until next time.