CSA Share: July 9

Organic celery is a leafier, more flavorful alternative to commercial varieties. Photo by MsWine.

There’s a new addition to our shares this week, and a farm first: celery.

“It’s typically a very hard crop to grow organically, let alone for a small farm like ours,” Kristen reports. But all went well, and in this week’s share we’ll be seeing celery that’s darker, leafier and less watery than the usual commercial stalks. “Its taste packs a punch. It’s more flavorful, dynamic, and intense,” she says. “Slightly bitter and astringent, it goes really well with carrots and onions…which are all in your share this week!”

This is the tail end of the spring greens season. Soon the lettuce and pac choi will be giving way to cucumbers, okra, tomatillos and tomatoes. Details of this week’s share after the jump, and a few announcements for those with egg & fruit shares.

Two distribution announcements from the farm:

Eggs: The first week we were unable to provide you all with eggs because of a hick-up with our egg farmer. We will be offering coupons valued at either half dozen and dozen eggs to be spent anyway you’d like at the farmers market. We will distribute them this week. No worries if you cannot pick up, we will make note of who got the coupon and who didn’t.

Fruit: The first week we were unable to provide fruit for the same reason. We have been slowly making up for the cost over the course of the last couple of weeks. We have made up for half of the value of your fruit share and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks. I also understand that some of you did not receive your fruit share last week because we ran out at the distribution table. Please let one of our youth leaders at the CSA table know if that was the case.

Come get this week’s share at the farm Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. In it you’ll find:

  • Celery
  • Pac Choi (Moriah suggests coating it with sesame ginger dressing)
  • Head Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Herbs (mostly parsley and basil)
  • Carrots
  • Cooking greens (chard or kale)
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