This Week's Share: Farm Updates and Share Details
This Week's Share: Stuff We're Selling, Turnip Green Recipes and the Weekly Share Details

This Week's Share: Turnips + Recipe Ideas + Honey For Sale

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(This photo via TheBittenWord.com)  

Happy Tuesday!

It's looking to be rainy during today's pick-up, so we've prepacked some shares. Hopefully this will help everyone get in and out quickly. Before we get to the share, an announcement:

Honey For Sale!

For a limited time only, we're offering home-grown honey produced by local beekeeper artisans! One of our CSA members, Clark Reed, has some bee hives in his yard in Rockville, Maryland. He has made Autrian Gold honey, produced from Black Locust and Tulip Poplar trees. We'll be selling the honey at the CSA pick-ups. The jars are $10 per one-pound jar of honey -- $1 of each jar benefits Clagett Farm. Bring your cash or check to the pick up if you would like to buy some over the next month or so.We'll keep you updated on how many jars are left.

Fun fact: How many flower visits = one pound of honey? One million!

 

And now here's what you'll find in Week 19 of the CSA:

  • 1 head garlic.
  • 3/4 pound greens including choices of arugula, kale, spicy mix, tatsoi, purple mezuna, tender greens, and Southern Giant. 
  • 2 1/2 pounds total combination winter squash (small quantity), tomatoes, peppers, summer squash and beans.
  • 5 1/2 pound total combination turnips, radishes, potatoes and eggplant.

 

Recipe Ideas: Turnips!

The turnips came in in full force this week, so you'll see a lot of them at the share. If you remove the greens (which are edible) and store them in your refrigerator, they will last a long time. Here are some recipe ideas for using them:

 

On U-Pick this week:

If you want to come and u-pick, you can find a map of the fields and locations at the Wash Station when you arrive at the farm, denoting where to find the fields listed below. Here's what's on offer this week. 

  • Greens! Almost all the greens except the kale are on the u-pick list. 
  • Tomatoes -- still available, though there are not many of them. Lots of green tomatoes.
  • Cherry tomatoes. 
  • Ground cherries. They're sweet and still a good amount of them. 
  • Tomatillos (these are dwindling)
  • Chiles (lots)
  • Celery. The celery is too tough to eat raw, but it's great for cooking. There is lots of it -- pick it and make stock!  
  • Swiss Chard. It will improve as the weather cools. 
  • Beans are in two fields as of this week. Lots in C1. The ones in B3 are more suitable for shell beans.
  • Okra -- there's lots of okra right now. Come and pick it! Especially on a Monday or a Friday -- we want you to pick it and enjoy it. 
  • Herbs: Basil (in the high tunnel). Plus Oregano, sorrel, parsley, onion chives, coriander, dill seed, stevia, lemongrass, anise, Mexican sour cucumbers, thyme, lemon balm, sage, garlic chives. 
  • As always, any flowers are always fair game.  There are a lot of nice flowers on the farm right now. 

 

A preview of what's to come:

  • Lots more greens on the way, including more kale. Bok choy will be ready next week. This week is likely the last of the summer squash. This is also the last week of the potatoes.

Enjoy this week's share, and let us know if you have any questions about your produce or how to use it! 

Have a great week,

-- Clay

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