Here is a note from Jose on how Guerra Gardens is fairing this week. We have provided the translation as well as Jose's original text below.
"Good afternoon. Thank you very much for everything you do benefitting us and the other people. Regarding my farm I still do not have harvests because the excess of water has damaged my crops a lot, but I'm still struggling and I will let you know a week before when I have products to deliver. May God bless you and have a happy day."
"Muy buenas tardes. Mil gracias por todo lo que hace a benefició de nosotros y la demás gente . Respecto a mi granja todavía no tengo cosechas pues el exceso de agua me ha dañado mucho mis cultivos, pero sigo luchando y yo le haré saber una semana antes cuando tenga productos para entregar. Que Dios la bendiga y que pase un feliz día. "
Jamie from Hartland Natural Farms, wrote the following to keep our members connected with what is happening at their school's farm:
Tomatoes are fruiting, but I can never predict when we will suddenly have them in the right quantity. I do know that we have a lot of tomato plants out! Cucumbers are up, so probably the end of June for those. Peppers are a little late, But we should have them by July and on through the fall. Eggplant also is late. For this week for FACSAP, we should be able to offer: Lacinato kale, collards (again!), garlic, cilantro, and if they want curly kale also... a lot of greens!!
We are expecting to have blueberries mid-to-late June.
Our early season was great. It is more now that the weather is affecting us. Hot, then floods, and challenge with weed control as it must be done by hand when it's too wet for our machinery. I am demonstrating the benefits of mulching, and praying that diseases won't crop up too badly. Beans should be plentiful by late June/into...
Blenheim Organic Gardens has additional produce for purchase for our members this week! To order, please email them directly at email@example.com no later than this Wednesday, May 30th at 9pm. Your order will be delivered at our CSA pick-up on Thursday - please plan to be arrive promptly at 6pm to receive your order and pay Cameron from Blenheim Organic Gardens directly. Enjoy!
Head Lettuce $4
Heirloom Mint $3/bunch
Rainbow Chard $4/bunch
Salad mix $5/bag
Strawberries $4/pint *very limited supply We'll know better Wednesday how much we'll have. *strawberries are small - we're harvesting them from a fairly old bed and do not fertilize them.
Tuscan Kale $4/bunch
Heirloom Cornmeal -1.5lb bag $10 *up to 15 bags available.* The heirloom Bloody Butcher (the kernels are deep red) corn is grown, harvested, shelled and ground...
Each week, our growers and volunteer organizers work together to create a balance share for our members. These share predictions are subject to change, usually due to weather or crop conditions, but this is our best estimate as to what we expect in our weekly share as of Tuesday.
If you'd like to learn more about our growers, please see our "Our Farmers" page HERE for descriptions and links to each grower we are proud to have as a part of our CSA!
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Drop in the chopped asparagus and cook for 3 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork. Immediately remove from the pot and put into a bowl of ice water to halt cooking. Drain asparagus and chop into bite sized pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together the zest and juice of 1 lemon with olive oil, salt, and pepper. You may want to add a 1/4tsp of sugar if using a regular lemon (Meyer lemons are sweeter)
In a large bowl, combine pea shoots, asparagus, and lettuce. Toss with dressing to coat and enjoy!