Monday, June 19, 2017

Farm Share # 3 - June 22, 2017

June 19, 2017

​Anemones - Growing these for the first time this year.

Hello farm members!


FARM NEWS:

Ducks are full sized.  Fresh, tender duck available after June 27.  More on that in a separate email.

Still planting!

We are getting into the rhythm of the farm week with the shares on Thursdays, market on Friday, and Extras on Saturday.  It's pretty exciting for us to have both increased the membership in the CSA and to be going to a weekly market.  So far, so good.  The CSA will always get priority in terms of what we have growing. We really appreciate your support and encouragement.

Chicks will be arriving in about a week.  These will be Red Rangers that we are growing for meat.  Also, our one adult female duck fooled us.  We thought she had stopped laying eggs but really she got better at hiding them.  She is now devotedly setting on her eggs, hoping to hatch out ducklings.  That takes 35 days so we have a bit of a wait but they will be cute, for sure.


HARVESTING THIS WEEK:
chard
kale
Asian greens
rhubarb
turnips
mesclun
head lettuce (Buttercrunch & others)
herbs - dill, cilantro, leaf fennel...
flowers - Sweet William, Painted Daisys, Peonies, etc.

COMING SOON (but probably not this week)
snow peas and snap peas
garlic scapes
carrots
cucumbers
basil


​Snow peas are starting to form!


See you Thursday,
Robin and Laura