Newsletter – June 22, 2015

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Dear Friends,

Our first week was exciting, but this week is even better! We are so happy to be giving you peas, turnips, squash, garlic and garlic scapes. The scapes are the tops of the garlic. This has become the new favorite of our members! It is extremely versatile. It can be grilled and eaten as a vegetable, chopped and added to salads (like onion), it’s fantastic in eggs and it’s wonderful in stir-fries. One member told me the best pesto she ever had was prepared with garlic scapes. Another told me she made green garlic hummus with scapes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these little buggers. They are mild eaten raw or cooked.

You will not receive greens this week because the second planting came on with the first planting. So even though it was nice to get two different kinds of greens last week, it shorted you this week!

Fruit: You are receiving cherries from Ranch Durazno this week. And we expect more cherries and possibly apricots from Eat a Peach Farms/Farmacy Farms next week. Both are from the Western Slope.

Crop reveal: We need as many hands as we can get this Sunday (28th)! After replanting so many of our early crops, we covered them with hoops and row-cover. It is time to uncover our crops and give them direct sunshine and fresh air! Think of this as a barn rising, except this is a crop reveal! You won’t know what you will discover until we get it uncovered! Not only the crops have recovered and grown, but the weeds have too. After removing the cover, rolling it up & getting it off the field, it needs to be hoed on the sides of the plastic. It will take all morning to get the job accomplished and the more hands to help the sooner we can get it done! Come join us for a day of delight as we uncover and discover what is underneath! Plan on getting to the farm at 8am and working all morning until noon.

Bags and Boxes: I forgot to tell you how important it is to return your vegetable bags every week. We reuse them as many times as we can. This includes any small produce bags for beans or peas. Please take the time to dump or shake out any extra organic material left in the bottom. Distribution Centers will be keeping track of this, so don’t be surprised if they remind you how often you have forgotten or how many bags you have not returned.

Something interesting: I want to share a story that touched me. A member took home a barn kitten from the farm 19 years ago. His name was O’Malley (from the Aristocrats). He was part Siamese and part Tabby. O’Malley passed away last Friday. I was told that O’Malley was the best cat she has ever had! He was a wonderful companion and I’m so glad he had a wonderful home. Thanks for sharing your story Adrienne! 19 years, can you believe it!

Have a great week! Jacquie, Jerry and Kyle

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4 responses to “Newsletter – June 22, 2015

  1. I just love the produce I am receiving! I was hoping to post some pics of the dishes I’m making with the produce but I was unsure of the best place or if it was appropriate. Thanks!

    • Definitely post them Tamara – have you checked out the Facebook group yet? That’s a great place for it. I’d love to see what you’re cooking!

  2. No facebook, so I hope it’s ok to post here.

    This week I plan to make:
    Spinach, Pea and Garlic Scape Soup
    http://dinnerwithjulie.com/2011/07/10/spinach-pea-garlic-scape-soup/

    and
    One Pot Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic Scapes, and Leeks in a White Wine Lemon Sauce
    http://yupitsvegan.com/2014/06/11/one-pot-pasta-zucchini-leeks-white-wine-sauce/

    Just used the turnips in a saute for tomorrow’s lunch. 🙂

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