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This Week's Share: Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes and more

 Organicknitterfarm

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user organicknitter. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

REMINDER: No Share July 1 and July 4. We typically have 1 skip week during each season, due to the July 4 holiday and the transition from spring to summer crops. Therefore there will be no share for July 1 and July 4. There will however be an extensive list of crops on u-pick. More on that below. 

Kale Cookbooks Are Still Coming. We've put together a cookbook of members' favorite kale recipes that we'll have available at next week's pickup after we resume the share on July 8 and 11. 

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 heads garlic

  • ½ pound total combination Swiss chard, kale, collards and assorted greens

  • ¾ pound carrots

  • ¾ pound total combination beets + green onions + tomatoes

  • 2 1/2 pounds total combination kohlrabi, heads of cabbage (1 head limit), cucumbers

     

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Basil.  
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

Next week gleaning

The farm will be opening for gleaning next week. Details will be at the wash station but here's our best guess about what will be available to glean:

  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Tomatoes (these are early tomatoes and there aren't that many – it’s not time to come and pick for canning. That will come later in the season.)
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers (this IS the time to come pick cucumbers if you want to do pickles)

When we return on July 8 & 11, we expect to have:

  • Varieties of summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • More beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Red cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Swiss chard
  • Basil 
  • Peppers (they're getting close)

 

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Garlic, Zucchini, and Updates on the Upcoming Schedule

 

Meenyu clagett

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user meenyou92 while strawberry picking at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

No Share July 1 and July 4. We typically have 1 skip week during each season, due to the July 4 holiday and the transition from spring to summer crops. Therefore there will be no share for July 1 and July 4. There will however be an extensive list of crops on u-pick. We'll share that with you next week. 

Kale Cookbooks Coming Next Week. We've put together a cookbook of members' favorite kale recipes that we'll have available at next week's pickup, starting Wednesday the 24th.  Have a suggestion for the name of the cookbook? Send it to us!

Pizza For Sale at Next Week's Pickup. For those of you who pick up at the farm, next week we'll be making and selling pizzas hot of our pizza oven. Look for those on June 24 and 27. 

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 bulbs of garlic

  • 2 3/4 pounds total combination zucchini, cucumbers, cabbages, kholrabi and turnips

  • 1/2 pound kale, collards, Swiss chard, plus a mix of carrots, beans, peas and (for Dupont only) basil (basil is available to pick at the farm) 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale.
  • Collards
  • Basil
  • Strawberries. Still a few, but not worth the trip for strawberries alone. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the coming week: 

  • Kohlrabi
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Some beets
  • Our first ripe tomatoes are starting to show up so a few should be in the share next week, with more to come after July 4
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Beans
  • Garlic

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Chinese Cabbage and More!

Kale Salad

This week's photo was snapped by Jason at Sunday's Kale Cook Off! Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Thanks for coming out to the Kale Cook Off!  We had a great crowd and some delicious food for the Kale Cook Off. If you attended and snapped any photos, we'd love to have them! You can email us

Have a Favorite Kale Recipe to Share?  We're compilling all the great recipes from this weekend's Kale Cook Off. If you have a favorite kale recipe, we'd love to include it! You can submit it online

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound total combination kale + collards + Swiss chard
  • 3/4 pound total combination  lettuce + zucchini + onions (they're from Sarah Sohn's farm, Spectrum Farm in Derwood Maryland) + peas (at the Farm) or beans (at Dupont)
  • 4 pounds total combination turnips + kholrabi + garlic scapes + Chinese cabbage

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale.
  • Collards
  • Basil
  • Strawberries. The strawberries are on their way out but there are still a few. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

IDEAS FOR CHINESE CABBAGE:

Chinese Cabbage is new in the share this week. Here are a few ideas for how to use it: 

Have other cabbage ideas? Share them on the blog

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the next couple weeks: 

  • Savoy cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Bunching onions

Let us know if you have any questions!


This Week's Share: Peas, Radishes and Don't Forget Kale Cook-Off this Weekend!

Clagett Barn photo

This week's photo is from CSA Member Laura, who captured this shot on a visit to the farm.  Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS 

Kale Cook Off Is This Weekend - RSVP now!  We've gotten a great response to the Kale Cook Off happening on June 7 at the farm. We hope you can join us, too! RSVP now and let us know if you can make it! The RSVP deadline is this Friday!

Call for volunteers: We can still use extra hands on the farm if you'd like to help out! More info here.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1/2 pound total combination kale + collards
  • 1/4 pound total combination lettuce, spicy mix, basil + spinach
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds total combination turnips, radishes, kohlrabi + garlic scapes (Want some garlic scape inspiration?  Here are some great recipe ideas, and here are some more)
  • Choose 1 -- If you pick up at Dupont, you'll have a choice between strawberries and peas. For those who pick up at the farm, you'll choose from zucchini, rhubarb, peas and carrots. These are all crops with small yields so far, so we're trying to spread the love. Thanks for being flexible!

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Kale, but only for those making a kale dish for this weekend's Kale Cook Off. 
  • Strawberries! These may start to fade soon, thanks to all the rain we've been getting. So get them while the getting's good! For now, they're still available to pick any day, any field, as much as you'd like. 
  • Mulberries: We have lots of mulberry trees on the farm, and a few of them have begun ripening. To spot a ripe tree, look for one with ripe berries that have fallen to the ground beneath it. (Careful about eating too many underripe mulberries -- they can taste delicious but make you rather sick!)
  • Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, celery leaf, stevia, chamomile, marjoram, lavender and five types of basil (Thai, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil). We especially have lots of dill -- you can wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge for weeks and weeks!
  • Flowers -- Plenty in bloom all over the place, and sunflowers are just beginning to show up!

 

COMING UP:

Here's our best guess about what you can expect in the next couple weeks: 

  • The last of the spring lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini 
  • Peas 
  • Chinese Cabbage 
  • Kohlrabi 
  • We ought to see cucumbers in a couple weeks.
  • Zucchini and other summer squash should really start picking up in about 3 weeks.

 

Let us know if you have any questions!