CSA member Becca picked this beautiful bouquet at the farm. Find out about what else is on u-pick in today's update! And don't forget to send us your photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!
Happy 15th Week of the CSA season, everyone!
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Save the Date: Burgers and Brews is Sunday, September 25th. Last year the Chesapeake Bay Foundation hosted this fun, ticketed event at the farm. More details to come, but mark your calendars!
Send us your photos! Each week, we aim to feature a CSA member's photo in our updates. It can be a photo you snap of the vegetables you receive, a photo of a dish you make with the share (like the one below), or photos from a visit to the farm. There are two ways to get them to us: email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!
THIS WEEK'S SHARE
- 1 head garlic
- 9 pounds total combination corn+ squash
- 3 pounds total combination tomatoes + potatoes
- 3/4 pound total combination okra + peppers + chiles
Note: We've been trying to balance the corn distribution between the Wednesday pickup and the Saturday pickup, so that every member ultimately gets the same amount of corn. Last week, the Saturday shares had more corn in them; this week, the Wednesday shares do. For those of you picking up on Saturday this week, your breakdown will look different from this list.
Weekly Tip: PIG WEED
CSA Member Billy sent in this photo of Pigweed that he picked at the farm and has kept alive in his living room. As Billy writes, "It's very nutritious and loaded with beneficial nutrients such as iron, potassium, calcium, fibre, sodium, vitamin C and protein." It's edible, can be cooked, and you can pick it at the farm. You can learn more here.
WHAT'S ON U-PICK:
- Ground cherries* -- still a ton of these! The fruits fall to the ground when they are ripe. Select the ones with brown, dry husks. Inside, the fruit should be orange-yellow. These are also known as golden berries, physalis, cape gooseberry and husk cherry.
- Herbs (Parsley, sorrel, sage, chives, tarragon, oregano, thyme, mint, lavender, various kinds of basil, savory, leaf celery, anise hyssop, and more.)
- Flowers There are lots! Come help yourself!
- *The Sun Gold tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatillos, ground cherries and okra are in a field surrounded by an electric fence. We must leave the fence on to keep the deer out. If you can't shimmy in without touching the fence, step on it. The electric current will not pass through the soles of your shoes.
- †We pick okra on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, so you'll find the most if you harvest on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be careful not to confuse the flower buds (inedible) with the small okra pods (delicious). If you are an inexperienced picker, we recommend using pruners so you don't accidentally snap off the top of the plant. We also recommend wearing gloves, long sleeves and long plants because the foliage can irritate your skin.
That's week 15! Let us know if you have any questions!
~ The Clagett Farm Team