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Here's Wednesday's Share Info (No Share Pick-up This Saturday!)

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Instagrammer voat14 posted this artful photo from a recent day she spent volunteering at Clagett. But it was her caption that we really loved: "You betcha I looked like this volunteering on a farm around people I don't know. It's a Buddhist thing. Don't worry about it." 

Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

TAKING A WEEK OFF: Before we get to the details about this week's share, we have a very important announcement: Due to the July 4 holiday (and wanting to give our hard-working farmers some time with their families), there will be NO SHARE this Saturday or next Wednesday.  After today, the next share will be Saturday, July 8.

To underscore: If you normally pick up on Saturdays, don't come to the farm this weekend; we'll see you on July 8. If you normally pick up on Wednesdays, come today but don't come next week. (After today, the next Wednesday pickup will be July 12.)

Now, here's what you can expect in today's share. (The share on Saturday, July 8 will, of course, differ from this. But there's a preview below.)

TODAY'S SHARE:

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes (from our friends at Jug Bay Market Garden, in Upper Marlboro)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 1/2 pounds squash
  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination turnips + cabbage
  • 1/2 pound chard
  • 1/2 pound total combination basil + lettuce + spicy mix + Tokyo bekana

What to do with that squash and zucchini? Here are some good ideas:

As for those turnips, here's a nice recipe for Roasted Baby Turnips with Parsley-Mustard Vinaigrette.  Want something even easier?  Here's a no-cook recipe for a quick Turnip and Poppy Seed Salad

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SATURDAY, JULY 8:
The next share will likely include garlic, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, chard, basil and onions.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- zinnias, lilies, sunflowers and more
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Cabbage and More

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Here's a shot of some squash at a recent pickup, via Instagram user cprent11. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1.75 pounds squash
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head cabbage
  • .75 pounds combo Lettuce + Tokyo bekana + spicy mix + radishes

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • new: Swiss chard!
  • New: basil! 
  • flowers -- Lilies are in bloom!
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender, some basil 

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Chinese Cabbage and Greens

Lettuces
Here's a shot of some salad greens from a recent week's pickup. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 3 pounds squash
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head Chinese cabbage
  • 1 lb total combination turnips + kohlrabi
  • 1/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 3/4 pounds greens (chard + lettuce + Tokyo bekana + kale) 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • flowers -- Lilies are in bloom!
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, dill, lavender, some basil 
  • Coming soon to U-Pick: chard and pesto-worthy quantities of basil

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Kohlrabi, Scapes and Salad Greens

Clagett boy

The Benitez family snapped this adorable photo of their 11-month-old son picking strawberries at the farm last weekend. So cute! Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

There's still time to place an order for Clagett Farm's pasture-raised beef. Our Red Angus and Red Devon cows are raised 100% on pastures and hay without any hormones or antibiotics, and the meat is processed by a local, family-owned butcher shop.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 1 pound total combination chard + kohlrabi+ turnips + radishes
  • 1/2 pound total combination lettuce + spicy mix + bok choi + kale 

  

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • herbs -- especially some very nice dill at cilantro
  • flowers

In the next week or two, you can expect to see Chinese cabbages -- big ones! 

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team