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Lettuce Rejoice! Summer Share Week 2 - June 13, 2024

Posted on June 7th, 2024 by Tamara McMullen

It’s Week 2 of the Summer Farm Share!



Administrative Details

*Please remember to return your cooler bags and label clips.  They are shockingly expensive and we are forever running low :)*

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 June 10th to do so.   

Here’s a how to file:

If you run into any issues, please email, you can also reach out to me at 

If you run into issues at your pick-up, please reach out to me at 519 441 1556.

Harvie University

Harvie has excellent help files on all sorts of topics, they call their help file database ‘Harvie University’, you can find it here:


What’s in the Box?


We have SO MUCH LETTUCE.  There is always a moment or two in the spring where multiple plantings come ready at once, and that moment has arrived.  Enjoy your romaine in a classic Caesar, your butterhead (boston) with a honey mustard vinaigrette , or fall in love with little gems- they make awesome lettuce wraps.

If you haven't tried kohlrabi, it makes a great snack.  I peel mine and eat it with slices of cheddar cheese.  

Our spring fennel is ready to add a hint of anise to your meals, and our abundant dill and mint are here to make everything taste fresh and lovely.  

It's a truly beautiful time of year to be eating from the garden.  


On the Farm


We planted nearly a 1/4 acre of cucurbits, a huge undertaking for our small farm.  This plant family includes zucchini, watermelon, canteloupe and winter squash (among others).  We spread tons of compost, put down black landscape fabric, planted and then covered everything with insect netting to protect against cucumber beetle. 

Then we got a good hard rain, a series of good hard rains actually.  Everything is extremely well watered and I'm hoping we get a break soon as I am starting to see signs of fungus and I'd really like to get the rest of our sweet potatoes in.   


That’s all for now, happy eating until next time,

Farmer Tamara