YOUR WEEKLY CSA GUIDE
RAIN ALERT TUESDAY & FRIDAY
The forecast is calling for rain and possible thunderboomers on Tuesday and Friday. If the weather is not in our favor for an outside pickup, will move the location indoors.
We have an area setup on the north side of the house, just behind the outside pickup area, up the stairs, and through the door. Just look for the Bardwell Farm representative to greet and guide you in :)
ADD TO YOUR SHARE
Preorder the night before and we'll have your items ready on Tuesday and Friday pickup days when you arrive!
All products are sourced locally and every purchase will support a farm or local business.
Checking seed spacing after putting in field of winter squash
We want to thank all of our farm share members for an awesome first week. It was wonderful meeting all of you and sharing your excitement. All of the recipes, comments, and feedback we received was amazing. Please keep them coming. Thank you again for investing in our farm!
The warmer weather has been good for crops and has moved things along. We're finally starting to see growth. It's crazy to say this but it's been dry for an extended period of time and we can use a little rain. It looks like that may happen in the five-day forecast.
Our cucumber seedlings took a beating. Before all of these nice sunny days, the cool damp weather brought a new set of complications and Cucumber Beetles. We were prepared for this and seeded another field just in case. It may set us back another week or so, but at least we'll have them. This seems to be the running theme this season.
The high tunnel tomatoes have taken off, almost doubled in size, and we're already starting to see golf ball size fruit! We can't wait to share the new varieties with you as well as the meaty and flavorful heirlooms.
Last week we had to limit everyone to a strict share without doubling up on another item for the ones you did not like. Tuesday we may be lifting that rule (to be determined) because production is getting better. Items we cannot double up on this week are asparagus, spinach, and leaf lettuce as we are still limited. We want to thank you for your understanding.
We've added more items to the Value Added Products Preorder page. You can now add pasture raised eggs, cheese curds, organic coffee, raw honey, and maple syrup to your CSA! Just order online and we'll have it ready when you pickup your share. More products will be coming soon!
Thanks for reading :)
Owner Harrison Bardwell
COME PICKING WITH ME
We put together a short video (condensed version) of what it's like to pick a small CSA Farm Share. You'll be seeing these items this week!
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THESE VEGETABLES?
Tips for managing your farm share veggies
Prepare your most perishable items first
Pea Shoots definitely, they will go limp quickly. Spinach next, keeping it dry extends life. Then start thinking about Asparagus, it dehydrates fast.
Prep that lettuce
Get the most out of those greens by washing, drying, and storing them. If they’re clean, in the fridge, and ready to go odds are you'll be making that salad.
Water is good
Soaking asparagus and radishes upright in a flat dish of water extends life. Soaking greens in cool water, drying, and storing ensures availability.
The Interwebs is your friend
Search for new recipes and try new things. Be brave. Think of your farm share as a culinary adventure!
Join the juicing revolution
Have you ever had fresh asparagus and lemon juice or radish, onion and tomato? Experiment, raw veggies are GOOD FOR YOU.
When all else fails, roast it, make a soup or pickle it
Asparagus, radishes and turnips all taste amazing oven or pan roasted. They also make a wonderful soup that you can eat the entire week. And, who doesn't like pickled radishes?
Your freezer is your friend
Spinach, turnips, asparagus, and even radishes can be frozen. Blanch in boiling water quickly and freeze.
LETS GET COOKING
We welcome your recipes! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you this week to Anne Benedict for submitting your creamy non-dairy asparagus soup recipe :)
6 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.