This Week's Share: Squash, Cabbage and More

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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


This Week's Share: Scallions, Microgreens and Strawberries

Microgreens

Thanks to Farmer Carrie for this beautiful photo of tender spring microgreens. 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!  

Welcome to the first week of the 2017 season!  (Need any reminders of how the share pickups work? Here you go!)

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 3/4 pounds garlic scallions
  • Microgreens -- 2 half-pint containers, still rooted
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 2 seedling plants (inculding tomato plants and a few other options this week; culinary herb plants will be in next week's share)
  • A small amount of additional other items, including salad greens, radishes, stinging nettles, kale and rhubarb

NOTES

  • Not sure what to do with those garlic scallions? Here are some good recipes
  • For the microgreens, store them as-is, in a bag in the refrigerator. Use them within a few days; cut them off at the roots just before eating. They're a great addition to a spring salad -- they pack a lot of zing!

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Strawberries! Come any day you want (although on Saturday please wait until after 1 p.m. so we have a chance to pick what we need for the weekly shares that day). See the white board in the washing station for details.

 

That's it for week 1! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: The Final Share of the Season

Winter squash

Thanks to Instagrammer delventhal for this beautiful photo of winter squash!

Welcome to Week 26 -- the final week of the season for us! We hope you've enjoyed this year's CSA. We've certainly enjoyed bringing you fresh vegetables each week. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

This is the final week for 2016: No more shares after today! 

We're looking for a new Dupont pick-up for 2017. As we emailed last week, we're losing the alley space that has been the location of our Dupont pick-up for the past few years. If you have an idea for who might host us in 2017, please let us know

Share sales will start next Wednesday. Shares for 2017 will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, November 16. More to come on that soon! 

Gleaning will start November 18. This year's gleaning at the farm will run from November 18 through November 20. Likely items available include: small amounts of collards, kale, lettuce, turnips; reasonable amount of spicy mix, arugula, broccoli leaves; herbs: mint, sorrel, celery leaf, sage, oregano, thyme, garlic and onion chives. 


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound greens

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes

  • 1 pound total combination peppers, sunchokes, garlic, turnips

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

 

 

That's it for week 26! Enjoy the final share of the season! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Greens, Sunchokes and More

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Thanks to Instagrammer delventhal for this awesome photo of a winter squash!  You can always email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm, and we'll feature them here! 

Welcome to Week 25 -- the penultimate week of the season for us!

Fun fact: We harvested a total of 12,000 pounds of sweet potatoes this year from the acre we planted -- our best-ever year for sweet potatoes! We credit the effective deer fence.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Only one more week to go: Mark your calendars -- the final shares of the 2016 season will be distributed next Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 12.


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 6 pounds total combination  sweet potatoes + radish + turnips + butternut squash (limit 1 squash per share)
  • 3/4 pound total combination salad greens + sunchokes + kale + collards + loose garlic cloves

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The final couple share of this season will include sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, greens, garlic and sunchokes.

 

That's it for week 25! Enjoy the share! Let us know if you have any questions!

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Sunchokes, Greens and More

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Thanks to Instagrammer immediata for this beautiful photo of a recent sunny afternoon on the farm!  You can always email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm, and we'll feature them here! 

Welcome to Week 24 for this year's season!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Only two more weeks to go: Mark your calendars -- the final shares of the 2016 season will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 12.

 


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes  
  • 1/2 pound total combination salad greens + sunchokes + kale + collards
  • 1 pound total combination turnips + radish + peppers + bok choi

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The final couple weeks of this season will look pretty similar to this week's share. Expect to see some butternut squash and some green peppers. But otherwise, the next two shares will be similar to this one.

That's it for week 24! Enjoy the share! Let us know if you have any questions!

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Winter Squash, Salad Greens, Mushrooms and More

Farm Natalia

Thanks to Natalia for this great shot of the farm!  You can always email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm, and we'll feature them here! 

Welcome to Week 23 for this year's season!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Last Share Are Nov 9/Nov 12: Mark your calendars -- the final shares of the 2016 season will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 12.

RECIPE RECOMMENDATIONS

Natalie submitted this recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, which she made with butternut squash. To adapt the recipe for butternut squash, Natalie split the butternut squash in half, took out the seeds, and baked at 425 until stop. She then used 2 cups of it in the recipe (and added raisins!). 

Nadine also sent in THREE recipes for Delicata squash. Check them out here


THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 6 pounds total combination sweet potatoes + winter squash 
  • 1/4 pound total combination salad greens + mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 pounds total combination turnips + radish + cabbage + peppers + bok choi + kale + collards + subchokes

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Herbs 
  • Flowers. As always, any flowers on the farm are fair game. 

 

That's it for week 23! Enjoy the share! Let us know if you have any questions!

~ The Clagett Farm Team