Berry Good Year! This is one of the best strawberry years we’ve ever had, so make every effort to get here to pick some of your own organic berries! Check our website for picking conditions before you come.Take advantage of our Father’s Day weekend sale and fill in those empty spaces in the garden, window boxes and patio planters: This Saturday and Sunday only, all annual flowers including hanging baskets are 20% off! Join us Sunday for our Father’s Day Berry Brunch from 11 - 1. Enjoy berry picking, wagon rides, live music, and really excellent food!
Your farm share this week…
- new potatoes!
- garlic scapes
- choice: kale/chard prepack: chard
- strawberries: PYO 2 quarts or 1 quart picked
A view from the farm
Visiting students pose by the educational display they set up in the strawberry patch.
Forgot Your Share? CSA pick up days are Tuesday - Friday on your regularly selected pick up day, or your regular delivery day for workplace CSA shares. In the event that you cannot pick up your share, please contact us right away so that we can make arrangements for late pick up at the farm. The best way to contact us is to call the farmstand, or by sending an email to Cat or Laura. We will hold your share through Monday only. After Monday, we unfortunately cannot replace your share. If you have a vacation planned and you know you will be away, please find a friend or neighbor to pick up your share to enjoy for the week, or let us know and we can arrange to donate your share to Willing Hands.
Invite and Warning? Your invited to these great events, but be forewarned that there will be crowds of berry pickers and people having fun all over the farm. This Sunday, June 17 is our Father’s Day Organic Berry Brunch, from 11 - 1, and next Sunday, June 24, is our 10th Annual Strawberry Festival from 10 - 4.
True Cost of Food Our strawberries cost $7.50 a quart if we pick them, and are between $3 - $4/lb, depending on how much you pick for PYO. A quart weights about 1.5 lbs. Our prices reflect the true cost of growing organic strawberries. Check out our display in the strawberry patch representing a comparison of what we use to grow strawberries as compared to the typical California large berry farm, like Driscol. When you buy organic food you pay for it only once whereas chemically grown food (aka: conventionally grown), you pay 4 times: first at the cash register; second in tax subsidies for large chemical farms; third at the doctor’s office; and lastly in taxes to pay for environmental cleanup. Read more about the Real Cost of Cheap Food in this article written by our own Will Allen.
Recipe Alison, our fantastic farm Kitchen Manager, has shared this super yummy recipe for her Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with Honey Custard.
Garlic Scapes Here is a tip for using garlic scapes.
New Potatoes These tender taters are earlier than ever! The difference between new potatoes and usual potatoes is that they are super fresh and tender and have not formed their storage skins. If scrubbed, the skins will just wash right off. We recommend a gentle wash so you can leave the skin on, as the skin is where a lot of the wonderful minerals in potatoes are found. New potatoes are small and need less time to cook.
Garden Tip Cat and Megan are teaching their popular class, UP! Staking, Training and Pruning, this weekend on Saturday from 10:30 - noon in Cat’s Vegetable Learning Garden. Watching these talented ladies manipulate plants is well worth the $20. Cat offers a simple tip for tomatoes here. If you missed the class, try again next year! You can still sign up for Cat’s next class Bloom & Buzz! Guests and Pests on Saturday, July 14. Sign up now.
Dinners In the Field Time is flying by and our Dinners In The Field are selling out! If you were hoping for a seat at one of these popular summer events, sign up really soon! Learn more.
You Tube Have you seen Cedar Circle Farm’s You Tube channel? We have collected some of our own and many favorites from others. Down On the Farm is a short slideshow put together by Cat which shows an overview of some of our education programs on the farm and in the community.
[ June 16, 2012 ]