Burgers & Brews for the Bay is THIS SUNDAY! Plus, All the Info on This Week's Share

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay is this Sunday, Oct. 21

Come out to the farm for an afternoon of hay rides, crafts, bluegrass and other family fun. Oh yeah, and 7 different food stations manned by some of the top chefs in the area, plus 7 different regional beers. Here's a sneak peak at the menu.

The weather looks beautiful and crisp -- the perfect way to spend an autumn Sunday afternoon!

So buy your tickets now!

Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Worried about vampires this Halloween season? Garlic is for sale at the farm pickup for $5 a pound. (Also, since a few of you have asked, we also have larger garlic, which we set aside to use as garlic seed, available for $12 a pound.)

End-of-the-season: Just a friendly reminder that we're winding down the 2018 produce season. The final CSA pickup days will be Nov. 7 and 10.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (from our friend Mike Protas at One Acre Farm. Note: We're leaving them mostly unwashed because they store better that way. Be sure to wash them thoroughly before you eat!)
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combination cabbage + acorn squash
  • 1/4 pound total combination salad greens (including spicy mix, tat soi and Tokyo bekana) + kale
  • 1 pound total combination peppers + collard greens
  • 3/4 pound turnips
  • 1 3/4 pounds eggplant

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, lemongrass, lemon balm, malabar (a spinach susbtitute), mint 
  • 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: Winter Squash, Cabbage, Greens and More

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Farmer Mike's last day with Clagett. He stepped in for a couple of months when Elissa and Jared welcomed baby Teddy into this world. Thanks, Mike, for the hard work and good conversation around the farm. This photo was posted to the Clagett Farm Facebook page. To see more photos and posts from that page, head over there and click the "Follow" button. 

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Keep vampires away! Garlic is for sale at the farm pickup. It's $5 a pound.

 

Burgers & Brews for the Bay: Seven chef stations. Seven local beers. One awesome bluegrass band. Eight days left to buy your tickets!

The annual Burgers & Brews for the Bay event is coming up fast -- October 21, at Clagett Farm. Don't miss it! Here's the link for tickets and more informtaion.

Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

End-of-the-season: It's that time of year. Counting this week, there are only 5 shares left of the 2018 produce season. The final CSA pickup days will be Nov. 7 and 10.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combination kale + collards + spicy mix + chiles
  • 1 winter squash
  • 2 pounds total combination peppers + eggplant
  • 1 1/2 pounds total combination radishes + bok choi + turnips

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, lemongrass, lemon balm, malabar (a spinach susbtitute), mint 
  • 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: Acorn Squash, Green Tomatoes and More

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This pic of a "caterpillar bouquet" comes to us from CSA member Becca, who writes: "Rainy weather and lack of flowers got you down? Pick a bouquet of caterpillars instead! Black swallowtail caterpillars on dill picked at Clagett, and yes, that is a feral farm child in the blurry background." 

Thanks for sharing the great photo, Becca!

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay: We've told you about the amazing chefs who'll be serving up burgers (and pizza and lamb sliders and pork sandwiches...) at the upcoming Burgers & Brews for the Bay event. 

But what about the brews?

Each of the seven food yummy foods at the festival will be paired with a local beer from the Chesapeake region. Last year's breweries included Troegs and Victory breweries in Pennsylvania; Dominion in Delaware; and Starr Hill, Devil's Backbone and Bold Rock Hard Cider in Virginia. Some of them will be back this year, perhaps along with some new additions to sample!

So come out and enjoy a great afternoon of brews, burgers, bluegrass music and more. It's Sunday, Oct. 21 -- less than 3 weeks away! Buy your tickets today! Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

End-of-the-season: It's hard to believe, but this year's growing season is beginning to draw to a close. The final CSA pickup days will be Nov. 7 and 10.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 pounds total combination acorn squash + cabbage (limit 1 head cabbage)
  • 2 pounds green tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound kale + collards
  • 1/2 pounds total combination cucumbers + salad greens (including spicy mix, arugula, Tokyo bekana, and tot soi)
  • 2 1/2 pounds total combination peppers + eggplant
  • 2 pounds total combination radishes + bok choi + turnips

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, lemongrass, lemon balm 
  • 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: Eggplant, Bok Choi, Turnips and More

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This beautiful pastoral photo was captured by photographer Edwin Remsberg a few weeks back. We love how it makes Clagett Farm look like something out of a storybook.

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay: Last week we introduced you to two guys, Doug Wetzel and Chris Amendola, who will be among the chefs creating delectable bites and pairing them with amazing local beers at next month's Burgers & Brews for the Bay. Now we want to introduce you to the six other chefs they'll be joining:

They'll be preparing traditional beef burgers as well as lamb sliders, pizzas, pork sandwiches, vegetarian options and more! And along with the great food and local beers, you can enjoy live bluegrass and tons of fun farm activities. 

The event is Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm. Get your tickets now! Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 pounds total combination eggplant + peppers + tomatoes (limit 1 pound tomatoes)
  • 1/2 pound total combination radishes + salad greens (including spicy mix, arugula and Tokyo bekana)
  • 1/2 pound kale + collards
  • 1 1/2 pounds total combination turnips + bok choi  

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles
  • Lots of herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm 
  • Limited quantities of tomatoes 
  • 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: Autumn Salad Greens, Hakurei Turnips and More

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Photographer Edwin Remsberg spent some time on the farm the other day, and he captured this crazy-cool shot of Clagett worker Alex Outten clearing some brush. Such a great photo!

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay:

Gertrude's and foraged are two of the hottest, buzziest restaurants in Baltimore right now. Both feature amazing seasonal menus filled with local farm-to-table fare. And the chefs from both those restaurants will be among the seven chefs participating in this year's Burgers & Brews for the Bay event! Join Gertrude's chef Doug Wetzel and foraged's Chris Amendola -- plus five other fantastic local chefs -- for yummy food expertly paired with great regional craft beers.

Along with the grub and brews, there'll be live bluegrass music and lots of fun fall family activities. 

The event is Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm. Get your tickets now! Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 1/4 pounds total combination eggplant + peppers
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combination kale + tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound salad greens
  • 3/4 pounds total combination: hakurei turnips + bok choi + collards + chiles

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 

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


This Week's Share: Hurricane Florence News ... Plus, Burgers & Brews!

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This week's photo is from the Clagett Farm official Facebook page, with the caption, "The leafy greens are loving the rainy, cool weather. #kaleyeah." Haha! Kale yeah, indeed!

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STORM'S A-BREWIN'...: Of course we're tracking Hurricane Florence as it moves into our area this week. As of right now, we're planning to go ahead with the Saturday pickup as usual. But if it becomes hazardous for us to continue the harvest -- or if the conditions aren't safe on Saturday for people to be out on the road -- we may have to cancel. Check your inbox for updates.

Right now, it looks like the storm (which has just been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane) will primarily affect areas to the south of us. Depending on how much rain we get, it could be an end to our tomato and squash crops for the season. And a few of the greens we've got growing in low spots in the fields may be impacted if flooding is a problem. But overall we're crossing our fingers that we'll be mostly spared.

Anyway, for now, everything's going ahead as scheduled.

 

... AND SPEAKING OF BREWIN': Tickets are now available for the annual Burgers & Brews for the Bay event, Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm! This is an awesome family-friendly afternoon of live bluegrass music, hay rides, fish printing, and fun educational stations. Plus you'll find seven different food stations highlighting local, pasture-raised meats and dairy and local vegetables. Each of these bite sized food items will be paired with a thirst-quencing regional craft beer. 

What more could you want from an afternoon? Oh yeah, the proceeds go to an amazing cause: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level.

It's a wonderful day full of great food and lots of fun. Get more info -- and buy your tickets -- by clicking here

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 pounds total combination tomatoes + cucumbers
  • 2 pounds total combination eggplant + squash
  • 1/4 pound total combination kale + spicy mix + beans
  • 3/4 pounds total combination: peppers + baby turnipschiles + radishes

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 

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


This Week's Share: Greens Are Back!

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CSA member Mary Edwards emailed us this photo of her recent share. So pretty! Love that patty pan squash. 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!

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 pound cucumbers
  • 1 3/4 pounds squash
  • 1 pound total combined: eggplant + beans + potatoes
  • 1/2 pound spicy mix
  • 3/4 pound peppers
  • 3/4 pound total combined: chiles + okra + radishes  

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 
  • Lots of herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm
     
  • 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


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

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Farmer Carrie snapped this photo last week: "This is our super volunteer, Vince Renard." Thanks for helping harvest so much great produce, Vince!

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The weather in recent weeks has been really great for all our veggies. The relatively moderate temps and the good mix of rain and sun have been ideal, and the vegetables have really responded. Let's hope it continues!

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3/4 pound peppers
  • 5 pounds squash 
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 3/4 pound total combined: eggplant + chiles + okra + tomatillos

  

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes: Right now they're mostly Sun Golds. Larger tomatoes will likely be added to the u-pick list in coming weeks.
  • 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


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash, Squash and More Squash (!)

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This week's photo is from the Clagett Farm official Facebook page. If you're on Facebook but not following the page, hit that Like button and you'll start seeing more photos from the farm each week. 

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 pound Asian pears
  • Unlimited squash (!)
  • 4 pounds tomatoes* 
  • 1/2 pound combined: peppers + beans + onions + chiles + okra + cukes

*At press time, we're still picking the tomatoes, so the numbers might change a bit by pickup time.

 

RECIPE IDEAS:

Want some inspiration for what to do with all that squash? Here are a few recipes we love:

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • 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


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