Dave captured this shot of a two-spotted stink bug (a beneficial predator) killing a Colorado potato beetle on an eggplant plant. Send us your photos or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!
Happy 11th Week of the CSA season, everyone!
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
A REMINDER ABOUT DOUBLING: The summer crops are looking good in the fields but slow to get going. To thank everyone for your patience, we are extending the time you can wait before doubling a missed share to 2 months. We are confident August will bring heavier shares, and we'd like you to be able to take your double shares then, to get more value for your money.
Not sure what to do with the okra in your share? Check out the recipe below for Okra Corn Bread Bites, courtesy of Alexis and Annie from Farm to Feast Catering.
Need Fertilizer for Your Garden? CSA Member Susan shared this tip: "I volunteer with Freedom Hill Horse Rescue in Owings, MD. They accumulate a lot of manure, and anyone from farms to small gardeners are welcome to pick it up. Completely free. If you are interested, the best person to contact is Lori Harrington, the rescue's president. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
For You Dupont Composters: Some of our Dupont members bring their compost to the pick-up, and we deposit it back at the farm. We're having a bit of a smell issue, so we have a request of you. For those of you who bring very smelly compost to Dupont, we ask that you leave it with us in a bucket with a sealed lid, so that we don't have to open it until we get back to the farm, and then we'll return the bucket next time. If your compost does not smell, you can still drop it off as you have been. Feel free to ask questions about this at the pick-up site.
Save the Date: Burgers and Brews is Sunday, September 25th. Last year the Chesapeake Bay Foundation hosted this fun, ticketed event at the farm. More details to come, but mark your calendars!
Send us your photos! Each week, we aim to feature a CSA member's photo in our updates. It can be a photo you snap of the vegetables you receive, a photo of a dish you make with the share (like the one below), or photos from a visit to the farm. There are two ways to get them to us: email us your own photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!
THIS WEEK'S SHARE
- 1 head garlic
- 4 pounds total combination potatoes + squash
- 3/4 pound total combination tomatoes + peppers
- 1 pint ground cherries
- 1 pound total combination cucumbers + okra
- 1/2 pounds total combination onions + tomatillos + chiles
WHAT'S ON U-PICK:
- Herbs (Parsley, sorrel, sage, chives, tarragon, dill, oregano, thyme, mint, lavender, various kinds of basil, savory, cutting celery/leaf celery, purslane, anise hyssop, and more.)
- Flowers There are lots! Come help yourself!
That's week 11! Let us know if you have any questions!
~ The Clagett Farm Team