This Week's Share: Summer Crops Continue to Ramp Up
This Week's Share: Melons! Potatoes!

This Week's Share: Green Tomatoes, Okra and More

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This photo & great advice from Billy & Gail: There is more beauty to harvest with your eyes at Clagett Farm; just relax and enjoy your visits. Thanks Billy & Gail!

 

Before we get to this week's share, we wanted to offer a few announcements. 

UPDATE: Canning workshops are full - thanks to everyone who expressed interest!

3 Slots Left for Canning Workshops - Get Them Before They're Gone!

As announced last week, Susan Sanders - a fellow CSA member - is offering canning workshops in her home in August. There's 1 slot left for Sunday, August 4, and 2 slots left on Sunday, August 18. All the details are below. If you're interested, grab a slot ASAP by emailing Susan at the address below.

When:  Sunday, August 4 OR Sunday, August 18 at 2pm.  Plan to stay at least until 4pm, or later to see a little extra. 

Where:  Susan lives near Dupont Circle in DC.  We'll give you more details when you sign up. 

Sign up by sending an email to Susan with your preferred date.  Classes are limited to 6 participants each. 

Cost:  Susan only charges a $5 fee for supplies, which includes some photocopies and a jar of something you've made.  Keep in mind that no one is licensed, insured, or paid for this activity. Susan offers this class to you because many of our members have asked over the years, and she is willing to do it.  Thank you Susan! 

 

Snap a Pic? Send It Our Way!

We love showing off member photos of produce or their visits to the farm. Have you snapped some photos this season? Email them to us and we'll feature them here on the blog! 

 

What's in this week's share:

Here are all the details of this week's share, including u-pick information.

5 1/4 total pounds, including choice of:

  • Melons - 3 varieties of watermelons (most are red flesh - the one we tasted at the farm was very sweet - they all have seeds) and honeydews. The melons average 4 pounds. 
  • Okra
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Eggplant (1 pound or 1 eggplant max -see details at pick-up)
  • Peppers (1/2 pound max)
  • Beans (1/4 pound max)
  • Red Tomatoes (1/2 pound max)
  • Green tomatoes
  • Tomatillos

 

What's On U-Pick: 

  • Kale and collards are still in the field.
  • Beans.
  • Basil.
  • Herbs: parsley, sorrel, mint, lemon balm, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, lavender (no flowers), marjoram, stevia, thyme, Thai basil.  
  • Husk cherries (also called ground cherries)
  • Flowers. 

 Other notes:

  • There are Nigella flower seed pods in the flower garden. Help yourself!
  • The dill has gone to seed, which means there are plenty of dill seeds to be had -- perfect for pickles!
  • The cilantro has also gone to seed, so there are cilantro seeds aplenty. You may know cilantro seeds better as coriander.

 

Recipe Suggestions: Green Tomatoes

We have ample green tomatoes this week. If you're looking for ideas on how to use them, here are a few suggestions:

Have a recipe that you love? Or another suggestion for green tomatoes? Share it with members by emailing us

 

Questions? Comments? Let us know here on the blog!

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