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CSA Week #12-A

Posted on August 4th, 2021 by Bonnie and Rudy Geber

Hello Everyone! It's that time of the week again - time to swap and switch your veggie boxes for the 12th week of the CSA. While you're in there swapping, don't forget to check out our available extras. This week, we've got farm fresh eggs from the Miller Farm, honey from McLaury Apiaries, bread and bagels from The Gracious Table, some dahlia and gladiolus bunches, as well as some bulk 10 lb. bags of beets for anyone who would like to do some canning or pickling (or maybe is just a huge beet fan!). 

You may have noticed that there's been less salad mix around than normal...we are in a bit of a salad lull as the beds that we're harvesting now are the ones that were transplanted during the extremely hot weather (not that it hasn't been extremely hot lately as well!). We had some very mistreated salad transplants during that time, and we're hoping to get back up to our desired salad harvest, but it may take a few weeks. At any rate, we're adjusting the amount in our harvest estimate to hopefully cover the CSA and our wholesale orders and still have a bit for the market. If you don't see it as an option in Harvie, then likely all of the bags are spoken for, but we're trying to get it back up to the unlimited phase soon!

The week ahead looks like another hot one, so we'll continue to start with the light and try to be done with harvesting and planting tasks before the days really become scorchers. Much of our garlic has just barely been cured enough, so we'll start adding it into your boxes with more to come. The next task is to separate out the seed garlic to ensure that we hold back enough to plant this October. So far this has always been a conundrum of a task for us because we have a high demand for garlic, so we want to sell more, but because of that demand, we also want to hold back more to plant too. Every year we've added an additional bed or two of garlic, and this year will be no different, but eventually we'll hit that sweet spot and just plant the same number of beds each year. 

Have a wonderful weekend, and remember to stay hydrated and shaded in this heat!

Cheers, Bonnie & Rudy