This Week's Share: Summer Produce Continues

Caterpillar

This week's photo was sent in from farmer Carrie, showing a monarch caterpillar munching on some of the farm's milkweek. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have two fall events that are coming up at the farm. We'll share more details soon, but for now, know that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a Burgers & Brew event on October 4, and we will be holding a Fermenting Class on October 24 in the evening. Mark your calendars!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 7 1/4 pounds total combination of:
    • tomatoes
    • squash
    • hot chili peppers
    • corn [limit 2 ears, limited supply]
    • garlic
    • A surprise! We will have an assortment of other crops for which we have small amounts. 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • New: Swiss Chard! 
  • Tomatoes!  There are still a lot of tomatoes available.
  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers:  Check out our 2015 flower guide if you're wondering what you're picking!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

What to Expect Coming Up in the Share: 

  • Fall greens will start to enter the share in the next few weeks
  • We're done with okra for the season due to some very hungry deer.  

And have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Squash, Tomatoes and More

Jon Tomato picking

This week's photo is from CSA member Jon, taken while u-picking tomatoes at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have two fall events that are coming up at the farm. We'll share more details soon, but for now, know that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a Burgers & Brew event on October 4, and we will be holding a Fermenting Class on October 24 in the evening. Mark your calendars!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 6 3/4 pounds squash + tomatoes
  • 3/4 pounds onions + cucumbers + peppers (Bell & small sweet)
  • 1/2 pounds total combination beans + chiles + eggplant + okra

RECIPE OF THE WEEK 

Jessica Summer spaghetti wapo
 

CSA members Jessica and Ben submitted this photo along with a recipe they recommend: "Summer Spaghetti" from The Washington Post, 2011. Get the recipe here

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes!  Tomatoes remain on u-pick. We're picking most of the tomatoes for the shares (1,000 pounds picked today!) but there are still some in the fields for you to pick. You'll need to walk the fields in order to get them.
  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers:  Check out our 2015 flower guide if you're wondering what you're picking!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • Next week's share should look a lot like this week's, except no onions next week. Enjoy the summer produce!   

 

And have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Corn, Cucumbers and More

Suzanne

This week's photo is from CSA member Suzanne, showing a yellow common sulfur butterfly on a purple Echinacea. Thanks Suzanne!

Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 ¾ pound total combination tomatoes + corn (2 ear maximum) + onions

  • ¾ pound total combination Swiss chard + okra + eggplant + beans + peppers

  • 2 ¼ pounds total combination cucumbers + squash

  • 1 head garlic

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers: Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up! 
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, colengula, wormwood, and skullcap
  • NEW: Ground cherries. Try them out!

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, beans. Chiles will be added next week. Cucumbers may have a week off. Tomatillos are coming soon (not sure if it’s next week or the week after).

    If we get some rain, we expect more of an abundance of peppers, squash, eggplant, etc. We have a lot of healthy plants -- they just need the right infusion of rain to get growing. 

 

Enjoy! And have a great week!


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

Suzanne clagett

This week's photo is from CSA member Suzanne, showing a swallowtail caterpillar on a dill plant.

Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic

  • 1 pound total combination Swiss chard + beans (1/2 pound limit) + shallots + okra + ground cherries + chiles

  • 4 pounds total combination cucumbers + squash + tomatoes (1 1/2 pound limit)

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers: Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up! 
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, colengula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • Onions
  • Swiss chard
  • Beans
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Some peppers
  • In two weeks: more corn

 

Enjoy! And have a great week!


This Week's Share: Corn, Tomatoes and More

Ianblackwellrogersphoto
 

This week's photo is from Instagram user ianblackwellrogers, featuring a butterfly on a flower at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic

  • 2 pounds of corn + tomatoes

  • 2 1/2 pounds squash + cucumbers + peppers

  • 1/2 pound of Swiss chard + shallots + beans or ground cherries

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

Clagett photo flowers

  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers: Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up! See the photo above of a bouquet that someone assembled this week!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, colengula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • Squash will continue.
  • More peppers will come as we have more sun.
  • Squash and cucumbers will continue strong for at least 3 more weeks. 
  • Corn is coming - this is the first of 3 plantings that we'll phase in. 
  • Tomato plants look great but the fruits are suffering from the rain. As soon as the rain slows down, we'll have more tomatoes. 
  • We just picked our first eggplants -- more will be coming. 
  • Beans will continue in the share. 
  • No shallots -- take them this week! 

 

Let us know if you have any questions!

 


This Week's Share: Summer squash, tomatoes, peppers and more

 

Clagett mamacotey

This week's photo is from Instagram user mamacotey, featuring some young explorers at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic

  • 4 pounds total combination squash (mix of yellow squash and zucchini) + cucumbers

  • 1 pound total combination peppers, tomatoes, beans + carrots (These carrots have significant leafy tops. Don't let them go to waste! Here's a great recipe for carrot-top pesto.) 

  • 1 head cabbage OR 1 pound total combination kale + chard + collards

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!
  • Kale
  • Collards

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • More squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, pepper, garlic and shallots

 

In 2 weeks, we expect to have:

  • More beans, and also corn!

 

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes and more

 Organicknitterfarm

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user organicknitter. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

REMINDER: No Share July 1 and July 4. We typically have 1 skip week during each season, due to the July 4 holiday and the transition from spring to summer crops. Therefore there will be no share for July 1 and July 4. There will however be an extensive list of crops on u-pick. More on that below. 

Kale Cookbooks Are Still Coming. We've put together a cookbook of members' favorite kale recipes that we'll have available at next week's pickup after we resume the share on July 8 and 11. 

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 heads garlic

  • ½ pound total combination Swiss chard, kale, collards and assorted greens

  • ¾ pound carrots

  • ¾ pound total combination beets + green onions + tomatoes

  • 2 1/2 pounds total combination kohlrabi, heads of cabbage (1 head limit), cucumbers

     

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Basil.  
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

Next week gleaning

The farm will be opening for gleaning next week. Details will be at the wash station but here's our best guess about what will be available to glean:

  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Tomatoes (these are early tomatoes and there aren't that many – it’s not time to come and pick for canning. That will come later in the season.)
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers (this IS the time to come pick cucumbers if you want to do pickles)

When we return on July 8 & 11, we expect to have:

  • Varieties of summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • More beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Red cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Swiss chard
  • Basil 
  • Peppers (they're getting close)

 

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Garlic, Zucchini, and Updates on the Upcoming Schedule

 

Meenyu clagett

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user meenyou92 while strawberry picking at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

No Share July 1 and July 4. We typically have 1 skip week during each season, due to the July 4 holiday and the transition from spring to summer crops. Therefore there will be no share for July 1 and July 4. There will however be an extensive list of crops on u-pick. We'll share that with you next week. 

Kale Cookbooks Coming Next Week. We've put together a cookbook of members' favorite kale recipes that we'll have available at next week's pickup, starting Wednesday the 24th.  Have a suggestion for the name of the cookbook? Send it to us!

Pizza For Sale at Next Week's Pickup. For those of you who pick up at the farm, next week we'll be making and selling pizzas hot of our pizza oven. Look for those on June 24 and 27. 

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 bulbs of garlic

  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination zucchini, cucumbers, cabbages, kholrabi and turnips

  • 1/2 pound kale, collards, Swiss chard, plus a mix of carrots, beans, peas and (for Dupont only) basil (basil is available to pick at the farm) 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale.
  • Collards
  • Basil
  • Strawberries. Still a few, but not worth the trip for strawberries alone. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the coming week: 

  • Kohlrabi
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Some beets
  • Our first ripe tomatoes are starting to show up so a few should be in the share next week, with more to come after July 4
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Beans
  • Garlic

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Chinese Cabbage and More!

Kale Salad

This week's photo was snapped by Jason at Sunday's Kale Cook Off! Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Thanks for coming out to the Kale Cook Off!  We had a great crowd and some delicious food for the Kale Cook Off. If you attended and snapped any photos, we'd love to have them! You can email us

Have a Favorite Kale Recipe to Share?  We're compilling all the great recipes from this weekend's Kale Cook Off. If you have a favorite kale recipe, we'd love to include it! You can submit it online

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound total combination kale + collards + Swiss chard
  • 3/4 pound total combination  lettuce + zucchini + onions (they're from Sarah Sohn's farm, Spectrum Farm in Derwood Maryland) + peas (at the Farm) or beans (at Dupont)
  • 4 pounds total combination turnips + kholrabi + garlic scapes + Chinese cabbage

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale.
  • Collards
  • Basil
  • Strawberries. The strawberries are on their way out but there are still a few. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

IDEAS FOR CHINESE CABBAGE:

Chinese Cabbage is new in the share this week. Here are a few ideas for how to use it: 

Have other cabbage ideas? Share them on the blog

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the next couple weeks: 

  • Savoy cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Bunching onions

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Peas, Radishes and Don't Forget Kale Cook-Off this Weekend!

Clagett Barn photo

This week's photo is from CSA Member Laura, who captured this shot on a visit to the farm.  Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Kale Cook Off Is This Weekend - RSVP now!  We've gotten a great response to the Kale Cook Off happening on June 7 at the farm. We hope you can join us, too! RSVP now and let us know if you can make it! The RSVP deadline is this Friday!

Call for volunteers: We can still use extra hands on the farm if you'd like to help out! More info here.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound total combination kale + collards
  • 1/4 pound total combination lettuce, spicy mix, basil + spinach
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds total combination turnips, radishes, kohlrabi + garlic scapes (Want some garlic scape inspiration?  Here are some great recipe ideas, and here are some more)
  • Choose 1 -- If you pick up at Dupont, you'll have a choice between strawberries and peas. For those who pick up at the farm, you'll choose from zucchini, rhubarb, peas and carrots. These are all crops with small yields so far, so we're trying to spread the love. Thanks for being flexible!

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale, but only for those making a kale dish for this weekend's Kale Cook Off. 
  • Strawberries! These may start to fade soon, thanks to all the rain we've been getting. So get them while the getting's good! For now, they're still available to pick any day, any field, as much as you'd like. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the next couple weeks: 

  • The last of the spring lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini 
  • Peas 
  • Chinese Cabbage 
  • Kohlrabi 
  • We ought to see cucumbers in a couple weeks.
  • Zucchini and other summer squash should really start picking up in about 3 weeks.

 

Let us know if you have any questions!