This Week's Share and U-Pick Tomatoes!

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head GARLIC
  • 6 pounds TOMATOES
  • 2 pounds SQUASH (not sure yet the weight, since we're still picking it)
  • 1.5 pounds total combination PEPPERS + CUCUMBERS

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • TOMATOES
  • ground cherries 
  • basil
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

RECIPE RECOMMENDATION:



CSA Member Eileen wrote in with a gazpacho recipe she loves that uses lots of ingredients available in the current share:  

"Here’s my favorite gazpacho recipe that I made from last week’s share.  My friend garnishes it with a dollop of sour cream. I don’t think it needs it."
 
Chop the following items and put into a large bowl:
 
3 large tomatoes
1 green (or red or yellow) bell pepper
1 large cucumber ( I used about 5-6 of the small ones from last week’s share and didn’t peel them)
1 C chopped celery
½ C chopped green onions
2 avocados peeled, seeded and chopped
 
Blend the following together with either an immersion blender or a regular blender:
4 TBSP olive oil
5 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 jalapeno peppers ( I experiment and add later to determine the heat)
½ tsp black pepper
 
Add to the chopped vegetables then
 
Stir in 4 cups of tomato juice and mix with a large spoon.
 
Refrigerate overnight.
 
You can serve it with a dollop of sour cream and some tortilla chips on the side.


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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Here's What's In This Week's Share

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Farmer Carrie posted this beautiful, buzzy sunflower photo on Instagram. 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 head GARLIC
  • 3 pounds total combination TOMATOES + TOMATILLOS
  • 1/2 pound total combination PEPPERS + CHILES + GROUND CHERRIES*
  • 1.25 pounds total combination POTATOES + CHARD + CUCUMBERS
  • 5.5 pounds SUMMER SQUASH 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • basil -- Italian basil is in great abundance for pesto
  • chard 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now, especially sunflowers, zinnias, and Tithonia 
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

* Ground cherries are little yellow, tomato-like fruits with papery husks.  They are also known as husk cherries, cape gooseberries and physalis.  This is just the beginning of the ground cherries, so if you don't get them this week, we'll have them many more weeks, and they'll be on the u-pick list soon.  

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash and More

Farm morning

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 3 pounds squash
  • 2 pounds total combination tomatoes + potatoes
  • 3/4 pound total combintion onions + leeks + chard
  • 1 pound peppers + chiles + cucumbers

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Potatoes, Onions & More

Chard

Rainbow chard looking bright and colorful at last 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:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 pounds squash
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 3/4 pound onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/4 pound basil + chiles*

The chiles are still very mild. They will gain heat as the season progresses. 

 

COMING SOON: 

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Chard and More

Zucchini cake

Clagett member Fred Delventhal made this gorgeous Chocolate Zucchini Cake using zucchini from last week's share. Looks delicious, Fred! 

Want to make a cake like Fred's? Here's a classic Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe from Gourmet

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 pounds zucchini and squash
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 pound Swiss chard
  • 1 pound total combination Tokyo bekana + bunching onions + carrots + basil + cucumbers + fingerling potatoes

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Swiss chard
  • basil 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


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." 

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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


This Week's Share: Chard, Garlic Scapes and Spring Lettuce

Crew in the field

Farmer Carrie took this photo of the Clagett crew picking Swiss chard this afternoon. 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

  • 3/4 pound garlic scapes
  • 3/4 pound total combination chard + kale + turnips
  • 1/2 pound total combination lettuce + spicy mix + bok choi + collards + radishes 

 

NOTES

  • Our lettuce is especially good right now! Enjoy it while it lasts -- the hotter weather will start to make it bitter.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • herbs
  • strawberries (There are still a few out there. Not enough to accumulate much but enough to entertain the kids Easter egg-style)
  • a few flowers
  • mulberries

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team