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This Week's Share: Garlic, Sweet Corn and More

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This week's featured photo is an aerial shot of the farm, sent in from Phil, who shot a series of photos and videos using a drone. Woah!  We'll share more of Phil's photos soon. In the meantime, you can submit your photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm and we'll feature them here! Don't worry -- you don't need a drone in order to submit a photo....

 

Thanks to Our Volunteers! Thanks to the farm staff and volunteers, all the garlic has been harvested over the last week and a half. We got more than 3,000 pounds in one day -- and we picked for 9 days!  (The garlic will weigh a lot less after it's trimmed and dried). Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer.  


Here's this week's share info:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 pound total combination collards + Swiss chard + basil
  • 1/4 pound total combination of tiny vegetables, including bunching onions + beets + fennel
  • 1 1/2 pound total combination cucumbers + squash
  • 1 pound of sweet corn* (the ears are small are have caterpillars in them) + bell peppers + cabbage

* A few notes on the corn -- it's somewhat small but delicious. As with other organic corn, there are caterpillars, so the bug phobic should avoid it. We're thrilled to have it because this is the earliest we've ever had corn. We have a new fence this year that's helping keep deer out (though not all critters).

 

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: 

  • 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. 
  • Damanged Garlic Bulbs. We left damaged garlic bulbs behind in the fields. You can peel them and store them in the fridge. They're still delicious. 

What's coming up in the share:

We're watching the weather! More rain will mean more summer vegetables (the hurrican rain missed the farm) and we only got a sprinkle yesterday. Do a rain dance!

 

Questions or comments? Let us know!

 

Comments

Ophelia Lee

I decided to brave the caterpillars in the corn & am glad I did. It is the best tasting corn I have had in 40 years. It was funny looking but it actually tasted like CORN and not corn-flavored cardboard.

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