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Farm Happenings for July 10, 2020

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Ilene Freedman


Welcome to our Pop-Up Farm Stand! [If you are already a CSA member, please note that Farm Stand orders are not part of your full-season share, as these orders are for one-week paid-separate orders. You'll want to find your weekly customization email.] To Farm Stand subscribers, welcome welcome! Whenever we have surplus produce, this is how we offer it. You are a CSA member for the week! Come visit the farm, explore and see what's growing. Pick some beans and flowers and fresh herbs (I'll guide you to those.) Bring masks, you'll need those in the Veggie Shed and whenever close to folks outside. Bring totes to carry home produce and if you like, a jar for some flowers. Pick up is on Friday 10am-2pm, text Ilene at 301-461-6575 and find me when you arrive.


When you arrive at the farm, you will see a welcoming shady arbor over the Veggie Shed. Yes, it produces fruit! It is a Northern Hardy Kiwi. It is the topic of my latest Mother Earth News blog; read it here


Easy salads and sandwiches make the best summertime lunches. As farmers, we are used to eating whole foods right in the garden, or bringing them home for minimal cooking and prep. Salads and sandwiches fit the bill and are elevated by the freshest organic produce. Try it out for yourself! The summer squash continue to produce heavily. Enjoy them! Grill patty pan and zucchini by slicing into long zuke slices or big patty pan circles, marinate in olive oil and fresh (or dried) herbs, then grill. If you set the long zukes across the slabs, they won’t fall through. And those patty rounds are the perfect shape for the grill. Grilled squash go great in pasta, sandwiches, or as a side. Here are two “oldie but goodie” posts from the House in the Woods blog recipes to inspire you. Go to to peruse the recipe files.