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This Week's Share: Summer Produce Continues

Caterpillar

This week's photo was sent in from farmer Carrie, showing a monarch caterpillar munching on some of the farm's milkweek. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have two fall events that are coming up at the farm. We'll share more details soon, but for now, know that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a Burgers & Brew event on October 4, and we will be holding a Fermenting Class on October 24 in the evening. Mark your calendars!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 7 1/4 pounds total combination of:
    • tomatoes
    • squash
    • hot chili peppers
    • corn [limit 2 ears, limited supply]
    • garlic
    • A surprise! We will have an assortment of other crops for which we have small amounts. 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • New: Swiss Chard! 
  • Tomatoes!  There are still a lot of tomatoes available.
  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers:  Check out our 2015 flower guide if you're wondering what you're picking!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

What to Expect Coming Up in the Share: 

  • Fall greens will start to enter the share in the next few weeks
  • We're done with okra for the season due to some very hungry deer.  

And have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Squash, Tomatoes and More

Jon Tomato picking

This week's photo is from CSA member Jon, taken while u-picking tomatoes 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!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have two fall events that are coming up at the farm. We'll share more details soon, but for now, know that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a Burgers & Brew event on October 4, and we will be holding a Fermenting Class on October 24 in the evening. Mark your calendars!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 6 3/4 pounds squash + tomatoes
  • 3/4 pounds onions + cucumbers + peppers (Bell & small sweet)
  • 1/2 pounds total combination beans + chiles + eggplant + okra

RECIPE OF THE WEEK 

Jessica Summer spaghetti wapo
 

CSA members Jessica and Ben submitted this photo along with a recipe they recommend: "Summer Spaghetti" from The Washington Post, 2011. Get the recipe here

 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes!  Tomatoes remain on u-pick. We're picking most of the tomatoes for the shares (1,000 pounds picked today!) but there are still some in the fields for you to pick. You'll need to walk the fields in order to get them.
  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers:  Check out our 2015 flower guide if you're wondering what you're picking!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • Next week's share should look a lot like this week's, except no onions next week. Enjoy the summer produce!   

 

And have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash & More


This week's photo is from CSA member Fred, of peppers from last season. Don't worry -- this year's will be just as pretty! Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 4 pounds tomatoes 

  • 3/4 pound total combination tomatillos + onions + Swiss chard

  • 3/4 pound total combination cucumbers okra + peppers (all kinds--sweet peppers, unripe bells and hot chiles)

  • 1.75 pounds squash

  • 1 head garlic

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes!  This week and next will be the best weeks for tomato picking.  There are two fields available to pick from, but neither is especially easy to get to.  Plan to walk up a hill or bring a sturdy, high-clearance vehicle.  Also, please remember to close the gate when you leave.  We need to keep the deer out of your sweet potatoes and winter squash.  
  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory (lots!), thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia (lots!), nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel. 
  • Flowers:  Check out our 2015 flower guide if you're wondering what you're picking!
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap
  • Ground cherries. They are starting to peter out.  Get them while you can!

 

Next week, we expect to have:

  • More tomatoes, garlic, squash, peppers, chiles, okra and a few cucumbers and eggplant. Onions, beans, tomatillos and chard will make appearances over the next few weeks.  

 

If you plan to can or freeze tomatoes, you should do it this week or next for maximum variety and flavor.  Enjoy! And have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Tomatoes in Full Swing!


This week's photo is from Instagram user mamacotey, who snapped this photo of her share at home.

Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Canning Workshops Are Full. Reservations for Susan's workshops filled up fast!  Thank you Susan! 

Check Out Our New Flower Guide. For the first time ever, we're offering a new 2015 Clagett Farm Flower Guide, so that you know what flowers are growing at the farm. 
 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 7.5 pounds total combination tomatoes + squash

  • 1.5 pounds total combination okra + eggplant + peppers + chiles + leeks + cucumbers + ground cherries + tomatillos

  • 1 head garlic

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Culinary Herbs: Sorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, dill seed, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia, nasturtium, marjoram, and six types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil) + Genovese basil in the high tunnel.
  • Flowers: Plenty in bloom all over the place
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap
  • Ground cherries. Try them! They're delicious!
  • Tomatoes.  This is just the beginning of u-pick tomatoes, so don't feel like you need to jump on them this week.  Right now the u-pick tomatoes are in a distant field (A3).  Unless you have a rugged, high-clearance vehicle, you will need to park at the office and then walk a quarter mile to the field.

 Next week, we expect to have:

  • More tomatoes, more eggplant. Onions.  Peppers, Garlic, Squash, Cucumbers, Chiles and Okra will continue. We might be able to add tomatillos to the u-pick list this week.

 Enjoy! And have a great week!