What to Expect - Week #12- Season 24

For Week #12, August 27th, of the 2020 FACSAP Summer Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

GUERRA GARDEN – José Antonio Guerra

  • Tomatoes (Big Mama or Big Beef)

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Zucchini or Magda Squash

  • Swiss Chard (new planting)

  • Jalapeno Peppers

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM – Esteban Cabrera, Matz Groschel & Amir Davis

  • Heirloom Tomatoes, a mixture of ripe and green tomatoes

  • Green Onions or Carrots or Extra Shiitake Mushrooms from Rock Run Creek Farm [Each share receives 1 of these items]

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM – Francis Ngoh

  • Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Garlic

Also available for direct purchase outside this week’s Share, Francis will have:

Garlic Braid $5 each

Garlic (loose) $3 per bag

Okra $5 per bag

Pre-order by Thursday 11 a.m. recommended.

Francis Ngoh, fengoh2010@gmail.com

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS – Lawrence & Becky Latané

We are not delivering a harvest this week or next week. Looking forward to September 10!

BLASQUEZ GARDENS – Christien Conniff

I will not be able to have a harvest this week... cherry Tomatoes are still growing... Different varieties of okra are growing as well but not ready for harvest.

-Christien

GREEN THUMB GROWERS – Tom Miller

Green Thumb Growers does not have produce for delivery to Fredericksburg CSA Project on August 27, 2020.

I anticipate a mix of acorn, butternut and Seminole squash about the middle of September.

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD – Jen Ferinde & Family

LATE SUMMER EGG SHARES now available! To sign up, go to the FACSAP website Side Share page: 2020 Egg Share

Pastured, organically-produced, soy-free, hand-gathered Chicken Eggs $8 per dozen.

I do not anticipate having any surplus eggs for direct purchase again this week. Egg Shares will be distributed as usual.

ALL THINGS FARM – Rebecca Bracewell & Wendy Williams

We will have bouquets this Thursday as usual. Thank you! -Becky

FRESH CUT FLOWER SHARES – available for FACSAP members! To reserve your share:

  1. Send an email right away to rebeccabracewell1981@hotmail.com.

  2. Print the form from the FACSAP website Side Share page www.fredericksburgcsa.com/side-shares.

  3. Bring your completed form and payment on Thursday and give to Wendy or to a FACSAP volunteer.

GOLDEN ACRES ORCHARD – John Thomson & Mrs. Scottie Thomson

We look forward to delivering another Apple Juice Share this Fall, along with the apple harvest for FACSAP members.

CARDINAL APIARIES – Pete Burt

FACSAP and its members are an important component of my customer base and I appreciate you. I'm in the midst of harvesting and bottling this year's honey, which has interesting floral notes. It will be ready soon for distribution into the Summer Shares, and for extra Honey Side Shares.

FOLK CITY SOAP – Heidi Lewis

I have prepared the soap bars made especially for FACSAP members, expected to be distributed in August.

There are 120 bars (in 4 different blends, approx. 30 bars each) plus I added 12 packages of my new zero-waste dish soap bar, in case members are interested in trying this for hand-washing dishes. These are very dense/hard soaps (not super-fatted like the bath bars) that come packaged with two small rounds of soap each—I use a dish sponge or brush with this soap to wash dishes as well as pots and pans, and make sure it dries between uses so it lasts longer.The Soap is included with the Full Season Shares and will be available for direct purchase for the 10-Week and 4-Week Short Season Shares.

KICKSHAWS GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY – Kathy Craddock

Kickshaw’s Gluten-Free Bakery will not offer Bread Shares this season. We are happy to fill any orders placed for folks for either home delivery or pickup at the farmers markets. Place your order via the website: www.kickshawsfxbg.com.

PÄLZER MÄDEL – Nicole Maynard

Prepared baked goods, jams and jellies made from organic ingredients.

  • Organic Pepper Jelly available this Thursday!

I harvested our first peppers last week from the organic seedlings purchased this Spring from Aline Fisher/Seedling Source. They look beautiful! I grew them in organic soil and used no pesticides on the plants. I only used organic vegetable fertilizer.

I have made them into Pepper Jelly and would like to offer it to FACSAP members. I used apple cider vinegar from Golden Acres Orchard, Peppers from the organic plants that I grew and organic cane sugar (for the canning of jellies, I cannot substitute the regular sugar), and Certo pectin. The Pepper Jelly will be a bit spicy, but I can tolerate it very well, so it's not too spicy.

36 jars at 4 ounces for $6 each (36 jars available)

18 jars at 8 ounces for $9 each (18 jars available)

Ingredients: organic white cane sugar, organic apple cider vinegar, organic peppers, organic habaneros and jalapenos, and pectin.

Delivery is this Thursday and can be offered until I run out. No deadline to order necessary.

I can accept cash (if provided in exact change), checks or credit cards (via Square).

Thank you so much for your support. Kind regards,

-Nicole Maynard

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