This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash and more

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This week's photo is from Amanda on Instagram, showing a recent rainy day at the farm. Thanks Amanda! 

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1.5 pounds tomatoes
  • 3.75 pounds squash
  • 1/2 pound combined: peppers + beans
  • 1/2 pound combined: onions + chiles

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, 

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  There's a field by the wash station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Baby Planz has arrived! Huzzah!

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Clagett Farm has a new member of the team—Theodore (“Teddy”) Jared Planz. He was born at 7:00 this morning, much to the relief of Elissa and Jared. They are all well and exhausted. Teddy is 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20 inches long. 
Many of you have seen Elissa working hard up until the last days of her pregnancy--especially those of you who pick up at the farm on Wednesdays. 
You're amazing, Elissa!  Teddy is the best thing this farm has grown all year.  

This Week's Share: Will You Choose Leeks or Peppers?

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This week's photo is from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Instagram, encouraging volunteering at the farm: "The first day of #sharkweek2018 is the perfect time to sign up for fun, safe things you can do on land: VOLUNTEER! Workshare your time away with us at Clagett Farm (MD). Help us harvest vegetables for our community programs, and walk away with your own bountiful harvest for a few hours of work! Register today: http://ow.ly/oOwy30l31rE  Photo by Lauren Schnabel, CBF intern who eats her veggies." Thanks CBF!

The volunteer pictured here, Carole Grunberg, is competing in the World Masters Squash Championship today.  Good luck, Carole!  You're already our champion!

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1/2 pound tomatoes from Owl's Nest Farm (one of our neighbors)
  • 2.5 pounds squash
  • 1/2 pound onions
  • 1/2 pound total: leeks + peppers + chard + chiles

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers), lemongrass

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 

Thanks for your patience, everyone.  The weather has been especially trying this year, and we've never had our summer crops delayed by a whole month before.  


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Tomatoes and more

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The flowers are in full bloom at the farm. As always, you can help yourself to as many as you'd like. This pretty shot was taken by @seeding_suns on Instagram.

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NEWS

We're still looking for some extra temporary help at the farm. 

Two of our staff on the vegetable operation are about to be new parents. To give them a chance to enjoy this new life, we’re looking for a some extra help. We need someone for 32 hours/week, to help weed, harvest, mulch, twine tomatoes, and other tasks.  The position lasts 2 months, pays $11.50/hour and starts as soon as we hire. 

Maybe you’re thinking of becoming a farmer? Maybe you’d just like to fill a little time while you’re between jobs? Craving some hard work outdoors? This could be the job for you!

To apply, send a resume to cvaughn@cbf.org. 


WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds squash
  • 3/4 pound onions
  • 1/2 pound tomatoes (Our yields are where we want them to be yet, so we've bought these tomatoes from nearby Owl's Nest Farm to tide us over)
  • 1/2 pound chard + beans OR 1/4 pound  peppers + spicy mix

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers)

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.
            NOTE: There is a LOT of basil so pesto eaters should start stocking their freezers. There's a field by the wash              station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team

 

 

 

 


This Week's Share: Carrots, Zucchini, Chard and More

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This photo of one of the Clagett volunteers hard at work on harvest day was posted on Instagram by @chesapeakebayfoundation. Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

 

NEWS

We've had some wacky weather in recent weeks. We had the driest first two weeks of July on record, followed by yesterday's torrential downpour, which broke some records of its own in parts of the area. Here at the farm, we got 1.25 inches of much-needed rain. A lot of the crops we grow get zero irrigation. And the ones that do were struggling anyway in the dry July heat. So yesterday's precipitation makes a big difference. 

NEW INFO on the Clagett Farm Grass-fed Beef sale:  Here's all the details -- including information on pricing and cuts.

Now at the Farm Pick-Up, you can purchase all kinds of cuts. Here's a price list:

Roasts
Chuck: $14/lb
Brisket: $14/lb 
Arm: $14/lb 
Sirloin tip: $14/lb 
Rump: $14/lb 
Eye of round: $10/lb
Top round: $10/lb
Bottom round: $10/lb

Steaks
T-bone: $18/lb
Porterhouse: $18/lb
Rib: $18/lb
Flank: $18/lb
Sirloin: $16/lb
Sirloin tip: $12/lb
Top round: $12/lb
Eye of round: $12/lb

Other cuts
Short ribs: $10/lb
Ground beef: $10/lb
Stew cubes: $10/lb

And the ground beef is also now available at the Dupont Circle pick-up as well. If you'd like to purchase some beef, please email Garrett at least 24 hours in advance of the next Dupont pick-up. Here's how you can purchase some beef:

    1. At least 24 hours in advance of the Wednesday pick-up (that's any Tuesday by 6 pm), email Garrett     at gwaters02@gmail.com and provide the following information: 

    Your name

    Your telephone number

    The number of pounds you would like to purchase

    The Wednesday in which you would like to pick up your beef order 

    2. Once at the pick-up, you can pay with cash or check. 

 
WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic

  • 1/2 pound total combination beans + chard

  • 1/2 pound carrots

  • 3/4 pounds zucchini

  • 1/4 pounds bulb onions 

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers)

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.
            NOTE: There is a LOT of basil so pesto eaters should start stocking their freezers. There's a field by the wash              station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 



That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Temporary Field Help Wanted

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(This photo is from Lady Calvert on Instagram)

 

Two of our staff on the vegetable operation are about to be new parents. To give them a chance to enjoy this new life, we’re looking for a some extra help. We need someone for 32 hours/week, to help weed, harvest, mulch, twine tomatoes, and other tasks.  The position lasts 2 months, pays $11.50/hour and starts as soon as we hire. 

Maybe you’re thinking of becoming a farmer? Maybe you’d just like to fill a little time while you’re between jobs? Craving some hard work outdoors? This could be the job for you!

To apply, send a resume to cvaughn@cbf.org. 


We're Back! Here's What to Expect in Your Share This Week

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This gorgeous photo from the farm, from seeding_suns on Instagram, could almost be an Impressionist painting. Something from Georges Seurat, maybe, or Camille Pisarro

Here, see?

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Okay, okay. Enough Photoshopping. Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm! 

We hope you all had a wonderful July 4th week, and you're excited for normal CSA pickups to resume today and Saturday.

 

NEWS

A Preview Of What's to Come: Below this week's share you'll find a lengthy update on the status of various crops. Don't miss it! 

 

Clagett Farm Grass-fed Beef sale: The sale is still happeningHere's all the details -- including information on pricing and cuts. As we shared before the July 4 holiday: 

At the Farm Pick-Up, 1-lb. packages of Clagett ground beef are for sale now, for $10/lb. We should continue having beef for sale by the piece during the weekly pick-ups throughout the season.

And the ground beef is also now available at the Dupont Circle pick-up as well. If you'd like to purchase some beef, please email Garrett at least 24 hours in advance of the next Dupont pick-up. Here's how you can purchase some beef:

    1. At least 24 hours in advance of the Wednesday pick-up (that's any Tuesday by 6 pm), email Garrett     at gwaters02@gmail.com and provide the following information: 

    Your name

    Your telephone number

    The number of pounds you would like to purchase

    The Wednesday in which you would like to pick up your beef order 

    2. Once at the pick-up, you can pay with cash or check. 

 
WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic

  • 1/2 pound beans

  • 1 pound cucumbers

  • 3/4 pounds total combination squash and shallots (the shallots are great!)

  • 1/4 pounds total combination spicy mix, tokyo bekana, chard, rhubarb or basil 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers)

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.
            NOTE: There is a LOT of basil so pesto eaters should start stocking their freezers. There's a field by the wash              station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


WHAT'S AHEAD: AN UPDATE ON CROPS

Here's an update on how the harvest is looking:

  • Overall, the share is smaller this week than we want, due to the long wet spell that we had in the spring. Because of all that rain, our summer crops are lagging. But don't worry, we'll get more soon! We have two fields of tomatoes that are not far behind. 

  • We've spent a lot of time this past week weeding and irrigating, to help our crops as they grow this month. 

  • The peppers and eggplant are looking lively but are slow to develop. At first, the problem was too much rain; now it's not enough rain - they are picky! 

  • Critters continue to be a challenge. Raccoons attacked our first round of corn - we're not sure how the rest will fare. And just last night deer attacked the tomatoes that are in the high tunnel. We're not sure how the deer got through, but we're taking immediate action to secure the high tunnel. 

  • We're very happy with our alliums this year - the garlic, shallots and green onions have all been great, and we'll have bulb onions coming soon. 

  • Also coming soon: more summer crops (squash, tomatoes, eggplant, etc. ). 

That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Reminder: No Shares This Week! Happy 4th!

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Just a friendly reminder that there will be no CSA shares this week, thanks to the July 4th holiday.

Pickups will resume next Wednesday, July 11.

Still jonesin' for some Clagett produce? You can still come by the farm and pick anything that's on the U-pick list. That includes:

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers)

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 

 

 


No Shares Next Week! Plus An Announcement for Dupont Pick-up Members

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Next week, in recognition of the July 4th holiday, we're giving our farm workers a week off. That means there will be no shares next week: No pick-up on July 4 or on July 7

We'll resume the following week with the Dupont Circle and farm pick-ups on Wednesday, July 11, and the farm pick-up on Saturday, July 14.

Meanwhile, many of you have been asking about the sales of grass-fed beef, especially if you pick up your shares in Dupont Circle. Here's some new information on that:

CLAGETT BEEF AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY AT DUPONT PICK-UP

As we've shared in recent updates, the Clagett Farm Beef sale continues. Garrett, who oversees the Dupont pick-up site, is offering to bring frozen ground beef to those who pick up at Dupont. The ground beef is $10/lb. If you'd like to purchase some beef, please email Garrett at least 24 hours in advance of the next Dupont pick-up. Here's how you can purchase some beef:

1. At least 24 hours in advance of the Wednesday pick-up (that's any Tuesday by 6 pm), email Garrett at gwaters02@gmail.com and provide the following information: 

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • The number of pounds you would like to purchase
  • The Wednesday in which you would like to pick up your beef order 

2. Once at the pick-up, you can pay with cash or check. 

 
Don't worry -- we'll send out a reminder after next week's break about how all this works.
 
Thanks, everyone, and have a happy Fourth! 

This Week's Share: Squash, Cucumbers, Greens and More

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This week's photo comes from CL, featuring flowers picked from the wash station gardens and taken post pickup. Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!   

Here's what you need to know this week!

NEWS

The spring Clagett Farm Grass-fed Beef sale is still going on! Here's all the details -- including information on pricing and cuts.

At the Farm Pick-Up, 1-lb. packages of Clagett ground beef are for sale now, for $10/lb. We should continue having beef for sale by the piece during the weekly pick-ups throughout the season.


WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic

  • 1 3/4 pounds cabbage + cabbage + fennel

  • 2 pounds squash

  • 3/4 pound greens, including Tokyo bekana, kale, chard, bunching onions and basil

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers)

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 

 

 

That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team