This Week's Share: We're Back! With lots of new items
This Week's Share: Green Tomatoes, Okra and More

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

(This photo: Mazarm on Instagram)

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

Canning Workshops - Sign Up Now!

One of our amazing CSA members, Susan Sanders, has offered canning workshops for members for several years now. The workshops are small, happen in Susan's home, and in the past, members have found them extremely useful. Susan is a wonderful teacher and will help you learn the basics of canning for items like tomatoes, jams and high acid foods. We're offering two dates this year. Space is extremely limited. If you're interested, we suggest you sign up asap! 

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! 


Have Your Photos Featured Here on the Blog

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 and a preview of next week. 

  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination squash, cucumbers and cabbage
  • 1 pound total combination beans, chard and peppers
  • 1/2 pound total combination garlic and shallots


What's On U-Pick: 

  • All the greens. Note that the kale and collards have gone bitter in the heat. 
  • Beans.
  • Basil.
  • Cucumbers. 
  • Herbs: parsley, sorrel, mint, lemon balm, sage, onion chives (flowering), garlic chives, lavender (it's flowering), chamomile, marjoram, stevia and thyme.  Basil (in the high tunnel) and Thai Basil.  
  • Flowers. 


Other notes:

  • There are beautiful Nigella flowers and 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

Struggling to use a vegetable and need a good recipe? Our blog archive is filled with great recipe suggestions. Just visit the blog and look in the left-hand column. 

Have a recipe that you love? Share it with members by emailing us


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


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