YOUR WEEKLY CSA GUIDE
Forkful: July - Week 5
Our Triple Sweet Corn will be here before you know it!
HEAT-HEAT-HEAT is the name of the game coming into the holiday week. Staying hydrated and eating right has been priority one for the crew. Sometimes it's brutal working in direct sun. We're constantly monitoring and keeping each other safe.
Sweet corn is really showing its growth now, summer squash is producing wonderfully, and we are still getting late season crops in the ground. While we keep up with cultivation, we’re watching field pepper growth. And, good news, the cucumbers are almost there!
More high tunnel work continues. The heat really has boosted heirloom tomatoes, we're seeing fruit the size of our fist. We have plenty of leafy greens in abundance and we're picking fresh every morning before the noontime heat kicks-in.
The weather is looking good right now with the exception of a possible thunderstorm on Friday. If the forecast changes we may move the pickup day indoors. We'll keep you posted if anything changes.
By the way, how are all your tomato plants doing? We would love to see your progress! Send us a photo to email@example.com :)
See you soon!
Owner Harrison Bardwell
ADD SOMETHING YUMMY TO YOUR SHARE
We have several new value added products coming in the next few weeks! Right now we're sampling several artisan bakers to include rustic breads and baked goods to our line-up.
New products from Mother's, Mayval Farm, and Mountainside Maple are also on their way. Look for items like Salsa, Maple Mustard, Tomato Basil Fromage Blanc, and spreadable Maple Cream, stay tuned!
Preorder any online farm store goodies and we'll have it ready when you pickup your farm share. Every purchase supports a local farm!
WHAT TO USE FIRST
USE THOSE CARROT GREENS
Carrot tops are totally edible and highly nutritious. They are rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. They contain 6 times the vitamin C of the root and are a great source of potassium and calcium. And, potassium lowers blood pressure, supports your metabolism, and help prevent osteoporosis.
The greens are reminiscent of parsley. They are slightly bitter and can be eaten raw or cooked. Add to a salad or make a pesto. Blanch them to soften; sauté them with olive oil, garlic, and some of your other favorite leafy greens; or cooking them into a soup or stock. Give em' a try!
LETS GET COOKING
We welcome your recipes, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Martha Stewart | Photo Katie Quinn Davies
Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Basil
Heavy cream is steeped with basil then whipped, infusing it with its essence. Strawberries and fresh basil, a matched made in heaven... see recipe
THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK
7 DAY SUPPORT
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need assistance or want to provide constructive criticism. Also, when the program starts, don’t be afraid to talk with your Bardwell Farm Representative in-person during a pick-up day. You can always contact us by using the links below.
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