This week’s share contained garlic chives, kale, chard, napa cabbage, lettuce, arugula, snap peas, summer squash, blond carrots, & new potatoes. The fruit share was local honey!
I gave away my lettuce, traded my cabbage to Katy for purslane, and was given a head of cauliflower. I’ve added chocolate milk to my weekly Richardson’s milk pick-up.
We’re finally seeing some sun here in the Merrimack Valley and I was hoping that Tuesday would be a sunny afternoon at the farm. Alas, it was not to be – it clouded up just as I was leaving, but at least it didn’t rain – yay! Bill was weeding and fertilizing his land, unfortunately Chief had to stay at home with an injured paw – I hope he’s better by next Tuesday.
That’s Bill with some collard green seed pods – he planted some collards that he wasn’t able to harvest and they went to seed – he brought them to give to two other farmers.
I’ve never seen collard seeds before. There was also some zucchini ready to harvest…
…And some green tomatoes.
In other terribly exciting news, Gist and I signed up for a baked goods CSA run by UTEC’s (United Teen Equality Center) Fresh Roots program. We’ll get fresh baked goods every week for 12 weeks – yum! This week’s offering is S’more Cupcakes.
I am a huge fan of Fresh Roots – the teens farm (and provide some of our CSA veggies), run a catering company and sell produce and baked goods at the Lowell Farmers’ Market. Fresh Roots caters a lot of local events and their food is amazing.