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Lettuce Rejoice! June 15, 2023 - Summer Farm Share Week 2

Posted on June 9th, 2023 by Tamara McMullen

Lettuce Rejoice!
June 15, 2023
Summer Share Week 2

It’s the second week of the Summer Farm Share - thanks so much for joining us!

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What’s in the Box?
The asparagus seems to be winding down. The pickings this week have been pretty slim. It may be a lack of water (though we did irrigate it), or it may be that the season is coming to an end. We’ll see how it fairs when (if?) we get rain this weekend.

The beets and fennel are abundant this week and here are a few of my favorite recipes:

We seem to have all the romaine and radishes in the land, I highly suggest trying both grilled.

The first few snap peas, zucchini, and broccolini are beginning to dribble in so you can look forward to these over the next few weeks.  I predict two weeks until the broccoli flood begins (it's ready all at once so start digging out your favorite broccoli salad recipes).

On the Farm
It’s peak flower season on the farm. I don’t sell flowers anymore (I did for a few years but had to focus in on the veggies), but my love for them hasn’t waned. They make the farm look like the magical place it is.

Sometimes I think about putting in a few you-pick beds for the on-farm pickup folks. Any interest? Let me know.

We got the last of our hot crops planted: a full caterpillar tunnel of ginger. That’s 400 row feet of those tropical beauties with their out of this world flavor and scent. They take the longest out of any of our crops. I start presprouting them on valentines day and won’t harvest them until about thanksgiving. Ontario isn’t exactly a Hawaii or Peru so it’s not surprising that they take their time in this climate.  

Can you believe that we’ve already started our fall plantings? Brussels sprouts went in this week, and fall cabbage goes in next week. We’ll start fall broccoli and cauliflower in the greenhouse too, to get planted out next month. Lots of planning ahead over here.

That's it for now, happy eating until next time.
Farmer Tamara