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This Week's Share: Cucumbers, Squash, Shallots and More

 

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This week's featured photo is from Instagram (via user "jessemessy91"), featuring kale & tomato in a garlic & whole grain mustard sauce over pasta that she made with her share! Send us your own photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm and we'll feature them here! 

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 3 pounds total combination peppers + corn + tomatoes
  • 1 pound total combination kale + chard + rhubarb + shallots
  • 4 1/2 pounds total combination cucumbers + squash
  • 1 head garlic* 

 * Here's a tip on how to store the garlic we're giving you: you can either store it on a shelf in a cool, dark place, or you can store it in your refrigerator. Once it goes into the fridge, it should stay there until you're ready to use it. The garlic should last for months once stowed. 

 

What's on U-Pick:

This is a great time to make pesto and freeze it for winter-- lots of Genovese basil is available at the farm, along with: 

  • Cucumbers: We've put one of the fields on u-pick. We think it's unlikely there will be many left by Saturday of this week. 
  • Buckwheat: We have little buckwheat sprouts that you can pick for a salad. It's a cover crop but works well for a salad! Bring some scissors and a little bag for this. 
  • HerbsBasil. We have lime basil, anise basil, cinnamon basil, Thai basil, spicy globe basil and holy basil. Plus lots of herbs available for cutting, including anise hissop, mint, marjoram, chamomile (there‚Äôs a lot there, and one of you really needs to pick and dry all those flowers for tea), sorrel, sage, garlic chives, onion chives that are blooming, thyme, cilantro, savory, lavender and nigella seeds (you pick the dried bulbs).  
  • Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hissop, holy basil, and calenbula flowers. 
  • Flowers: this is a really good time to pick a bouquet at the farm. 
  • Wild Black Cherry Trees: There are a number of wild black cherry trees that have fruit right now. The cherries are tart and will hang around for a while. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT NEXT WEEK: 

We'll still have corn next week. Tomatoes and peppers will get more abundant. The eggplant plants look fantastic, but they're not fruiting, so we'll so how those develop.  This is the last week of kale and the only week for shallots. Rhubarb is likely gone after this week, as well. Look for more cucumbers and squash. 

 

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