It is finally summer! Soon there will be tomatoes, peppers, and many other summer goodies. As for this week we will still be harvesting in the cold crop field. We are harvesting the last of the Asian Greens, while still having Lettuce Heads, and Swiss Chard.
4th of July Schedule
Since many people are traveling for the 4th of July weekend we will be changing our pick up times and dates. You will be able to pick up on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Blueberries are ready to be picked! The blueberry season is going to have a similar set up as the strawberry season. We will be giving half shares and full shares a season limit. Meaning you may only pick that amount of blueberries throughout the season.
Half Share - 2 pints
Full Share - 4 pints
The season will start this week (6/23) and go till the pick up week of 7/7. We are hoping the Blueberry Season will stretch out for a three week season. Shareholders may only pick blueberries during pick up times and dates.
Check out this guys moves! Gumby sure does know how to scare away the birds. While you are picking some blueberries you might hear some loud bird calls and see Gumby dancing in the blueberry patch. This is Goodwill at Homefields way of scaring the birds. Don't want any of the birds eating our blueberries!
This week there will be Dark Honey Wheat for $5 a loaf.
Help Spread the Word about the Farm!
We want to reach a goal of 185 shareholders for the 2016 Season. And we want you to help! At the sign in table this week we will have a stack of brochures and fliers for you to grab. This is so you can share them at work, with friends, neighbors, gym, church, etc. It would be great for more of the public to understand our mission here at the farm and give them a chance to support it!
Farm Shares - Sign Up NOW for the 2016 Season!
Fruit Share - Must be signed up by July 1!
Kale - Kale chips are delicious and easily done. Just put some olive oil and salt on the raw kale. Next they will stay in the oven on a cookie sheet until the edges are brown. They can also be made into a smoothie.
Lettuce Heads - Made into a salad or put into a sandwich.
Kohlrabi - Once you peel off the tough outer shell of the bulb (with a vegetable peeler) you can add it to a soup, steam it, roast it, or eat it raw.
Bok Choy - this Asian green can be sauteed by adding ginger, red pepper, and garlic. A healthy side dish!
Collards - can be cooked down and used in many recipes. Use it as a wrap instead of a tortilla.
Rhubarb - make it into a sauce or a pie.
Swiss Chard - used as a side dish by being sauteed, made into a soup, or a pasta.
Cutting Lettuce - salads, sandwiches, steamed dishes, or soups
Cilantro - use in baking, curry, or soup