YOUR WEEKLY CSA GUIDE
Forkful: June 2020 - Week 3
WHAT'S IN MY SHARE?
DAYS & TIMES
Tuesdays & Fridays
3:00pm to 6:00pm
49 Main Street - Hatfield, MA 01038
CAN'T MAKE YOUR PICKUP DAY?
Please call or message us and we'll make arrangements for you to pick-up your share at another time.
If bad weather heads our way the indoor location will be just beyond the online pickup porch. Stay tuned for announcements and special COVID19 close quarters pickup information.
UPDATE Sunday - June 14, 2020
The 10-day forecast is looking fine, but we are still several days out. Be sure to keep an umbrella in your car should the weather change.
Getting seeds in the ground before the much needed rains came!
Did we say we are thankful for the storms last week? The rain came at a crucial time. We talk about reward vs the risk all of the time with the CSA and this was one of those times the "risk" was winning. Because of the extended heat and no precipitation we lost several settings of plants. So dry... desert-like conditions. The wind would literally carry the soil away. After hours, into the night, and many-many passes later, we irrigated the fields to just keep the green alive. We won some and lost some. Please know we try our hardest to produce for you each and every week, no matter what it takes. To us, failure is not an option.
We are hoping to have the new tent setup this week. We have been waiting for special ground anchors to secure the frame and at the time I am writing this they have arrived. Not only will it service all of the CSA members but all of our farm stand customers as well. We are super excited to begin the next chapter of Bardwell Farm!
Summer squash, cucumbers, and bell peppers are beginning to form, but again we need rain to push things along. Send a prayer or do a little rain dance folks, we're going to need it.
We are in the process of flipping beds in High Tunnel 1 to plant English cucumbers. With some luck we'll see them in 40 to 50 days. It's something new we are trying, should be a fun little experiment.
Enjoy the share this week everyone!
Owner Harrison Bardwell
REMINDER | CSA TOTE BAGS
Please remember to bring your bags back folks. We will be repeating the same sanitization process each week.
WHAT TO USE FIRST
GREENS TIP: Fill a large bowl or a clean sink with plenty of cool water. Add the lettuce or greens and swish them around to loosen and remove any dirt. Dirt and debris will sink to the bottom while the greens will magically float above all that mess.
10 USES FOR GARLIC SCAPES
LETS GET COOKING
Spicy Kale Chips
YouTube: Donal Skehan
Kale is an incredible superfood packed with vitamins and minerals but all that aside it can be transformed into one of the healthiest and addictive little snacks - spicy kale chips!
One Cabbage, Four Recipes
Four easy recipes, all made with a humble head of cabbage. Sauerkraut, Sauteed Cabbage, Kimchi, and Masala Dumplings!
FARM2TABLE GOODIES SPOTLIGHT
Mapleline Farm Milk
We have whole milk, 2%, 1% and skim in half gallons, also half-n-half and heavy cream in pints! order here
Mayval Farm Cheeses & Icelandic Yogurt
We have snacking cheese curds and spreadable cheese in several flavors like buffalo, tomato basil, chive, garlic! Also try Skyr Icelandic Yogurt in plain, maple and strawberry! order here
Mondego Acres Whole Chickens
Humanely-raised, pasture-raised, and no antibiotics, flash frozen and 3lb to 5lbs. order here
9 THINGS FROM LAST WEEK
7 DAY SUPPORT
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need assistance or want to provide constructive criticism. Also, 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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