CSA Share: August 14

CSA members:

Still more cucumbers! This is the example of what it means to “buy into the ups and downs of a farm’s harvest”. I trust that some of our creative members have come up with great cucumber recipes. However, if you are still finding you have leftovers and want to figure out ways to preserve them, don’t hesitate to ask me when you come pick up your share this Saturday.

The farm is looking great for another rainless week. Our irrigation has been a big savior on most of the farm. We can thank our lucky stars (or the city) for having access to water at any time of day; a luxury that even rural farms don’t always have.

The big news on our farm is that we have a new rototiller! But the big news in the city is that the Parks Department has proposed new rules that may allow any community garden property to be sold if the City Council approves, threatening a promise by the mayor years ago that all garden properties would be permanently protected.

If you are interested, tune in to your local news source to follow how the news.

Last but not least, we’d love to have those pint containers back if you are not using them. It’ll help us cut cost as we use them for all the cherry tomatoes coming in! It’s not required but always appreciated.

In this week’s share:

  • Collard greens
  • Spicy greens (mustards, arugula, asian greens)
  • Cucumbers
  • Snap Beans
  • Herbs
  • Eggplant
  • Okra (some larger sizes good for making curries and stews!)
  • Cherry or heirloom tomatoes

Photo by Shelley Bernstein


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