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

Clagett bug

"I caught this little guy running away from me while I was picking basil yesterday," writes Clagett member Chelsea. "Wanted to share since it turned out as a great photo!" We agree, Chelsea!  Thanks for sharing it!

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE*:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 5 1/2 pounds squash
  • 4 1/2 pounds tomatoes 
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combintion corn + eggplant
  • 1/2 pound total combination pound beans + potatoes
  • 1/ 1/4 pounds total combination peppers + cucumbers + chiles + tomatillos

*Note: Saturday shares have been a little larger than Wednesday shares lately because of the way the vegetables have been ripening. So if this Saturday's share is a little different or smaller than the one posted here, don't fret! That's by design, to more evenly distribute the veggies between the two days.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN COMING WEEKS:

An update from Farmer Carrie: Both watermelon and corn crops have been planted. Our first round of corn has had a meager showing, but the late succession is looking good. So corn will probably be in 3 weeks if not a few ears sooner. As for melons, the first planting failed but the second one is looking very good. Also in about 3 weeks, I think. But you never know...

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash and More

Farm morning

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 3 pounds squash
  • 2 pounds total combination tomatoes + potatoes
  • 3/4 pound total combintion onions + leeks + chard
  • 1 pound peppers + chiles + cucumbers

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Potatoes, Onions & More

Chard

Rainbow chard looking bright and colorful at last week's pickup. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 pounds squash
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 3/4 pound onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/4 pound basil + chiles*

The chiles are still very mild. They will gain heat as the season progresses. 

 

COMING SOON: 

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Chard and More

Zucchini cake

Clagett member Fred Delventhal made this gorgeous Chocolate Zucchini Cake using zucchini from last week's share. Looks delicious, Fred! 

Want to make a cake like Fred's? Here's a classic Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe from Gourmet

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 pounds zucchini and squash
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 pound Swiss chard
  • 1 pound total combination Tokyo bekana + bunching onions + carrots + basil + cucumbers + fingerling potatoes

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Here's Wednesday's Share Info (No Share Pick-up This Saturday!)

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Instagrammer voat14 posted this artful photo from a recent day she spent volunteering at Clagett. But it was her caption that we really loved: "You betcha I looked like this volunteering on a farm around people I don't know. It's a Buddhist thing. Don't worry about it." 

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TAKING A WEEK OFF: Before we get to the details about this week's share, we have a very important announcement: Due to the July 4 holiday (and wanting to give our hard-working farmers some time with their families), there will be NO SHARE this Saturday or next Wednesday.  After today, the next share will be Saturday, July 8.

To underscore: If you normally pick up on Saturdays, don't come to the farm this weekend; we'll see you on July 8. If you normally pick up on Wednesdays, come today but don't come next week. (After today, the next Wednesday pickup will be July 12.)

Now, here's what you can expect in today's share. (The share on Saturday, July 8 will, of course, differ from this. But there's a preview below.)

TODAY'S SHARE:

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes (from our friends at Jug Bay Market Garden, in Upper Marlboro)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 1/2 pounds squash
  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination turnips + cabbage
  • 1/2 pound chard
  • 1/2 pound total combination basil + lettuce + spicy mix + Tokyo bekana

What to do with that squash and zucchini? Here are some good ideas:

As for those turnips, here's a nice recipe for Roasted Baby Turnips with Parsley-Mustard Vinaigrette.  Want something even easier?  Here's a no-cook recipe for a quick Turnip and Poppy Seed Salad

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SATURDAY, JULY 8:
The next share will likely include garlic, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, chard, basil and onions.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- zinnias, lilies, sunflowers and more
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Cabbage and More

Clagett 6-21

Here's a shot of some squash at a recent pickup, via Instagram user cprent11. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1.75 pounds squash
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head cabbage
  • .75 pounds combo Lettuce + Tokyo bekana + spicy mix + radishes

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • new: Swiss chard!
  • New: basil! 
  • flowers -- Lilies are in bloom!
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender, some basil 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Chinese Cabbage and Greens

Lettuces
Here's a shot of some salad greens from a recent week's pickup. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 3 pounds squash
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head Chinese cabbage
  • 1 lb total combination turnips + kohlrabi
  • 1/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 3/4 pounds greens (chard + lettuce + Tokyo bekana + kale) 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • flowers -- Lilies are in bloom!
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender, some basil 
  • Coming soon to U-Pick: chard and pesto-worthy quantities of basil

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Kohlrabi, Scapes and Salad Greens

Clagett boy

The Benitez family snapped this adorable photo of their 11-month-old son picking strawberries at the farm last weekend. So cute! Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

There's still time to place an order for Clagett Farm's pasture-raised beef. Our Red Angus and Red Devon cows are raised 100% on pastures and hay without any hormones or antibiotics, and the meat is processed by a local, family-owned butcher shop.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 1 pound total combination chard + kohlrabi+ turnips + radishes
  • 1/2 pound total combination lettuce + spicy mix + bok choi + kale 

  

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • herbs -- especially some very nice dill at cilantro
  • flowers

In the next week or two, you can expect to see Chinese cabbages -- big ones! 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Chard, Garlic Scapes and Spring Lettuce

Crew in the field

Farmer Carrie took this photo of the Clagett crew picking Swiss chard this afternoon. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 3/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 3/4 pound total combination chard + kale + turnips
  • 1/2 pound total combination lettuce + spicy mix + bok choi + collards + radishes 

 

NOTES

  • Our lettuce is especially good right now! Enjoy it while it lasts -- the hotter weather will start to make it bitter.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • herbs
  • strawberries (There are still a few out there. Not enough to accumulate much but enough to entertain the kids Easter egg-style)
  • a few flowers
  • mulberries

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Seedlings, Scallions and Salad Greens

Colander
Seedlings in a colander! Thanks to Farmer Carrie for this cool snapshot. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We're a little under-staffed at the farm right now, so we'd welcome anyone who wants to workshare or volunteer! Here's more info on how to get involved.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 colander or 3 little pots of seedlings 
  • 1 half-pint container of microgreens (These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days; cut them off at the roots just before eating)
  • 3/4 pound garlic scallions (here are some good  garlic scallion recipes)
  • 1/2 pound onion scallions (great in salads!)
  • 1/2 pound total combination lettuce heads + collards + kale + radishes + rhubarb

NOTES

  • The head lettuce is from Three Part Harmony Farm in Washington, D.C. The farmer there, Gail Taylor, used to work here at Clagett!
  • The onions come from two different sources: Jug Bay Market Garden, which is another organic CSA in Upper Marlboro, and from Genevieve Fulco, who used to work at Clagett and is now starting a farm in Silver Spring, Md. 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Strawberries are still here! And they're getting even tastier. See the white board in the washing station for details.

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team