Field Notes This past week was definitely strawberry-centric, and the little sweeties will continue to consume most of our attention for the next few weeks. The field crews’ hard work tending the fields is paying off, and we are happy to announce that the Pick Your Own patch will open this Sunday June 10 from 7-12- see below for more info! Although the rest of us are mad with berry frenzy, Luke and Megan have their eyes on the fall, and are also planting storage potatoes, winter squash, celeriac, Brussels sprouts, and of course, pumpkins. Everything is growing well, including blueberries, and we are looking forward to some delicious months ahead.
Your farm share this week…
- garlic scapes
- baby fennel
- snap peas
- choice: kohlrabi or kale
- choice: curly endive or escarole
A view from the farm
It’s time! The sweet red berries are finally here!
Grand Patch Opening is Sunday June 10! Come anytime between 7am and Noon to get your very own certified organic sweet berries. Earliglow, Annapolis & Galetta are the varities that are available now. PYO will be open next week, weather and fruit permitting. Check our website, Facebook or the Valley News transaction ads for updates. Please bring your own containers to pick your berries. Sadly, the cost of shipping the containers went way up, so we are asking a small fee for the flats and quarts we have available. On the bright side this is just give one more reason to be earth friendly and re-use your containers. Pick a lot, get a deal. The price per pound goes down the more you pick! Note: We love our pets, but the farm isn’t a good place for dogs.So please leave your furry four-legged ones at home.
Farmstand Highlights bok choy, endive, escarole, garlic scapes, green garlic, baby fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, scallions, snap peas, and strawberries. Alison’s Coconut Date Bars and Red Bean and Cashew Salad are available, or you could make your own bean salad.
Recipe We’ve been seeing a lot of green lately, and haven’t had a lot of time to cook. Cat’s answer: Green Smoothies. New things in your share this week include Scapes and Fennel. Here are three great things you could make with them: Quick Fennel, Bean & Pasta Salad, Herbed Salad Dressing, and Kale-Fennel-Kohlrabi Slaw.
Tip Succession Planting lets you customize your garden and your harvests.
Support Farms! The Senate has begun debating its version of the 2012 farm bill. The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 accomplishes significant savings over the current farm bill budget, while still supporting many of the programs crucial to the success of family farmers. Consider learning more or contacting your Senators to ask them to support the bill.
Upcoming events Fathers Day Organic Berry Breakfast is almost here (June 17)! The Pick Your Own Strawberry patch will open at 7am, wagon rides start at 9, and brunch will be served and music will be played from 11 to 1. See you there! The night before is the NOFA-VT benefit concert at the Tupelo Music Hall with the Bovine Social Club. Cat’s class next weekend is Up! Staking & Pruning. For more about our farm happenings, like Strawberry Festival on June 24, and Kitchen Table Dinner in the Field July 21, check out our website. Interested in volunteering? Let us know!
Solar Rollers Come and meet a grassroots anti-nuclear bicycle group that’s been cycling and educating for a safe, green energy future since 1978 . Now on their fifth tour of Vermont, the Solar Rollers are meeting with people throughout the state to talk to them about what’s happening with the Entergy Corporation’s aged, accident-plagued Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon and what people can do to support the State of Vermont in its effort to retire it as soon as possible. They’ll pass through Cedar Circle Farm from 4-6 PM on Tuesday June 10. Bring a potluck dish and help feed our hungry cyclists! You can learn more on their Facebook page.
[ June 4, 2012 ]