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This Week's Share, plus Fall Festival this Saturday!

Fermenting Chilies

This week's photo is from CSA member Rebecca, featuring fermenting chilies. From left to right, she is fermenting cayenne, habanero, anaheim, jalapeno, and hungarian wax peppers. Thanks Rebecca!

Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 


LeafFall Festival is this Saturday, September 27, from 1-4 p.m.!  
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with live music, hay rides, a scavenger hunt, crafts for kids, and making its culinary debutwood-fired pizzas from our new clay pizza oven! Read all the details here. 

Interested in Buying Some Local Honey? It's available for $10 for a 1-lb. jar, from one of our CSA members in Rockville. (Or, rather, from his bees.) You can purchase it at either of our pick-up locales.  

Have Some Extra Dishes Around Your House? We're still in need of dishes to be donated for the farm. If you have some, we'd love to have them. More details in this blog post

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 6 pounds total squash + potatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds total peppers + eggplant
  • 3/4 pound total hakurei turnips + garlic + radishes*
  • 1/4 pound total okra + chiles + beans + carrots
  • Choice of either:
    • 1 pound kale or bok choy
    • OR
    • 1/4 pound greens (arugula or spicy mix ) or shiitake mushrooms 

* Our volunteer Andrew suggested a great preparation for radishes: Sliced thin and roaste with a little olive oil and salt. Yum!

 

THIS WEEK'S TIP: STORING OR EATING SQUASH

When to use or store the squash! All can be eaten right away. And you can also wait and eat them. The pumpkins and the long pie squash will sweeten over time. The flavor of the spaghetti squash and acorn squash should remain the same. 

What's on U-Pick:

  • Chiles.
  • Kale
  • Herbs: onion chives, sage, garlic chives (with edible flowers), savory, thyme, tarragon, lavender (but it's not flowering), parsley (small amount), oregano, sorrel, basil (7 varieties!), stevia, marjoram, anise hyssop.
  • Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hyssop, and calendula flowers.
  • Flowers

What You Can Expect in the Coming Weeks:

  • We should have 2 or 3 more weeks of potatoes.
  • Okra should continue for a while -- it's growing like gangbusters. 
  • Tomatoes are not on u-pick (we're still picking) but we will either notify you when green tomatoes are ready for picking OR we'll pick them and include them in the share. 

  • Peppers  and Eggplant are slowing down but will stick around for a few weeks.

  • Hakurei turnips and Watermelon Radishes and other varieties of these will continue for the next few weeks

  • We hope to harvest some Chinese cabbage soon, but they seem to be under attack by our local deer.
  • Sweet potatoes have really perked up now that they're fenced in and we're waiting until they're caught up and more substantial in size. It's a big field and they look great. 
  • Butternut squash and Gold Nugget Squash are coming soon. We hope to have some leeks (a trial run crop for us this year) at some point as well. 

Questions or comments? Let us know!


This Week's Share: Winter Squash and Potatoes!

Squash

This week's photo is from the farm staff, who snapped this photo of the squash harvest. Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Have Some Extra Dishes Around Your House? We're still in need of dishes to be donated for the farm. If you have some, we'd love to have them. More details in this blog post

Reminder: Fall Festival is Saturday, September 27!  Each September we hold a Fall Festival at the farm. This year, we'll do it on Saturday September 27, from 1-4PM. There will be hay rides and music, and we'll break in our new pizza oven! The event is free and open to everyone, but we might ask you to pitch in a little money for food and drink.  Mark your calendars -- we hope to see you there. 

Interested in Buying Some Local Honey? It's available for $10 for a 1-lb. jar, from one of our CSA members in Rockville. (Or, rather, from his bees.) You can purchase it at either of our pick-up locales.  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 5 pounds of winter squash (pumpkins, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, long pie) *
  • 4 1/2 pounds total combination peppers + eggplant + tomatoes 
  • 2 pounds of potatoes (red skinned, white flesh potatoes)
  • 1 1/2 pounds total combination of radishes + turnips
  • 1/2 pound total combination  okra + chiles + beans
  • Choice of either:
    • 1 pound kale, collards or bok choy
    • OR
    • 1/4 pound greens, with choice of arugula, spicy mix or Tokyo Bekana 

* if you had a problem with your winter squash last week, let us know and we'll replace it!

 

THIS WEEK'S TIP: STORING OR EATING SQUASH

When to use or store the squash! All can be eaten right away. And you can also wait and eat them. The pumpkins and the long pie squash will sweeten over time. The flavor of the spaghetti squash and acorn squash should remain the same. 

What's on U-Pick:

  • Chiles.
  • Ground Cherries. Still there!
  • Tomatillos
  • Kale
  • Herbs: onion chives, sage, garlic chives (with edible flowers), savory, thyme, tarragon, lavender (but it's not flowering), parsley (small amount), oregano, sorrel, basil (7 varieties!), stevia, marjoram, anise hyssop.
  • Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hyssop, and calendula flowers.
  • Flowers

What You Can Expect in the Coming Weeks:

  • We should have 2 or 3 more weeks of potatoes.
  • Okra should continue for a while -- it's growing like gangbusters. 
  •  Tomatoes are not on u-pick (we're still picking) but we will either notify you when green tomatoes are ready for picking OR we'll pick them and include them in the share. 

  •  

    Peppers  and Eggplant are slowing down but will stick around for a few weeks.

  • Hakurei turnips and Watermelon Radishes and other varieties of these will continue for the next few weeks

  • We hope to harvest some Chinese cabbage soon, but they seem to be under attack by our local deer.
  • Sweet potatoes have really perked up now that they're fenced in and we're waiting until they're caught up and more substantial in size. It's a big field and they look great. 
  • Butternut squash and Gold Nugget Squash are coming soon. We hope to have some leeks (a trial run crop for us this year) at some point as well. 

Questions or comments? Let us know!


This Week's Share: Pumpkins, Greens and Eggplant

MrsPepperMonkeyVeggies

This week's featured photo of a frittata in the works is from Instagram user mrspeppermonkey who tagged her photo #ClagettFarm.  Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Reminder: Fall Festival is Saturday, September 27!  Each September we hold a Fall Festival at the farm. This year, we'll do it on Saturday September 27, from 1-4PM. There will be hay rides and music, and we'll break in our new pizza oven! The event is free and open to everyone, but we might ask you to pitch in a little money for food and drink.  Mark your calendars -- we hope to see you there. 

Even More Photos from the Farm Dinner. Claudio sent us more photos from the farm dinner. We've published them in an album onver on Facebook!

Interested in Buying Some Local Honey? It's available for $10 for a 1-lb. jar, from one of our CSA members in Rockville. (Or, rather, from his bees.) You can purchase it at either of our pick-up locales.  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination summer squash + peppers
  • 5 pounds total combination tomatoes + eggplant
  • 8 1/2 pounds total combination "Winter Luxury" pumpkin + spaghetti squash*
  • 1/2 pound total combination string beans + baby bok choy + salad greens, including spicy mix, Tokyo bekana, arugula**
  • 1/2 pounds total combination kale + collards + radishes + okra**

*Throughout the fall, all of our pumpkins and winter squash are intended for eating. They're not just ornamental, they're delicious!

**The mix of produce in these two categories may vary slightly at the different pickup locations. 

 

What's on U-Pick:

  • Peppers. New this week!
  • Chiles.
  • Tomatoes. It's their last hurrah. They may even be gone by this weekend.
  • Ground Cherries. Get 'em while you can!  They're starting to dwindle.
  • Tomatillos. Ditto.
  • Kale. Plenty!
  • Herbs: onion chives, sage, garlic chives (with edible flowers), savory, thyme, tarragon, lavender (but it's not flowering), parsley (small amount), oregano, sorrel, basil (7 varieties!), stevia, marjoram, anise hyssop.
  • Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hyssop, and calendula flowers.
  • Flowers

 

What You Can Expect in the Coming Weeks:

  • Summer squash and eggplant are on their way out. More autumn salad greens are coming in. Expect to see potatoes within the next couple weeks. And we'll continue to add more winter squashes and pumpkins.

 

Questions or comments? Let us know!


This Week's Share, Tomato Taste Test results, Fall Festival coming soon

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This week's featured photo is from the recent Tomato Tasting and Dinner at the farm -- this photo is from Jason Stocker. More from Jason & about the dinner below! Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Fall Festival is Saturday, September 27!  Each September we hold a Fall Festival at the farm. This year, we'll do it on Saturday September 27, from 1-4PM. There will be hay rides and we'll break in our new pizza oven! The event is free and open to everyone, but we might ask you to pitch in a little money for food and drink.  Mark your calendars -- we hope to see you there. 
A Report From the Tomato Tasting. As part of the farm dinner, we held our annual tomato tasting.  Here are the results:
Raw Tomato Results:

  1. Dr. Wyche's
  2. Super Lakota
  3. Goldie
  4. Crimson Sprinter
  5. Chocolate Stripes
  6. Paragon
  7. Valley Girl
  8. Green Zebra
Tomato Sauce Results: 
  1. Dr. Wyche's
  2. Chocolate Stripes
  3. Super Lakota
  4. A mix of tomatoes
  5. Paragon
  6. Crimson Sprinter
  7. Goldie
  8. Valley Girl
  9. Green Zebra

More Photos from the Farm Dinner. Over on Facebook, we've published two albums featuring more photos from the farm dinner. You don't need a Facebook account in order to view them. Jason Stocker shot a beautiful set of photos (thanks Jason!), and Clay shot a handful of photos, too.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/4 pound various mustard greens for salad, including arugula (Saturday will also get a choice of beans, since they did not get any in the last 2 weeks)
  • 3 pounds tomatoes
  • 3 pounds total combination peppers + eggplant (+ corn Wednesday only, since Saturday had corn last week)
  • 3 1/2 pounds squash
  • 1/2 pound total combination radishes + kale + collards (+ okra at the farm only this week)

 

 

What's on U-Pick:

  • Tomatoes. Tomatoes are still on u-pick, though they are beginning to fade.
  • Ground Cherries. Plenty!
  • Tomatillos.
  • Kale. Plenty!
  • Herbs: onion chives, sage, garlic chives (with edible flowers), savory, thyme, tarragon, lavender (but it's not flowering), parsley (small amount), oregano, sorrel, basil (7 varieties!), stevia, marjoram, anise hyssop.
  • Medicinal Herbs: Passion flower leaves, echinacea flowers and leaves, wormwood, hyssop, and calendula flowers.
  • Flowers

 

What You Can Expect in the Coming Weeks:

  • Peppers are going crazy (in a good way), while tomatoes and eggplant are starting to wane a bit.  Greens are looking great, and bok choi will be added soon.  Another week of good summer squash before it starts to fade.  Winter squash this year looks fantastic, and you might see a little as early as next week.  Lots of potatoes, too, beginning next week, we think.  This was the end of corn and melons.

 

Questions or comments? Let us know!