Dear Members,

We are entering into our 6th week out of an 18 week season. Hard to believe we are one-third of the way through the growing season! This week you will be getting: Yukon Gold Potatoes, white onions, carrots, cucumbers, squash, green cabbage and green beans. We will be leaving extra squash behind for those of you who may want to freeze some for the winter.

Each Distribution Center should have an Exchange Box available for everyone to use. You can take out vegetables your family doesn’t use and hopefully exchanging them for something in the box that has been left behind that you love and want more of.This is a Honey week. Only those of you who are getting honey monthly will be getting it this week. Members who purchased honey to be delivered one time – will get it next month! Clark’s Honey Farm provides us with pure, raw, unfiltered honey. In addition to being a great natural sweetener, honey has a multitude of benefits that many people don’t know about. Honey has been proven to be a natural throat soother! It is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. This makes honey a natural fit in a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Honey is also a rich source of carbohydrates, providing 17 grams per tablespoon, which makes it ideal for your working muscles since carbohydrates are the primary fuel the body uses for energy. Carbohydrates are necessary in the diet to help maintain muscle glycogen, also known as stored carbohydrates, which are the most important fuel source for athletes to help them keep going. Its unique blend of natural sweeteners (from many sources of flowers) gives it the ability to provide quick energy. It does cost us 64 calories per tablespoon!

We are not getting fruit this week. First Fruit Organic Farms hopes to have a peach called Newhaven next week. It is a wonderful peach we will all be very happy with!

I want to thank each member who nominated someone for a free share from the farm this summer. We have given out 10 shares to people outside the farm and we have partially or completely donated shares to 10 people within the membership. This is a big deal to us. We do not get to “write off” these donations on our taxes, so it is a true donation from the heart. We feel it is an important part of the CSA and are grateful we have the capacity and product to do it! We love the fact that most of you also donate your shares when you go on vacation. This helps the community you live within!
Until next week!

Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle


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