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This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Garlic and More

Clagett cow

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

Announcements:

  • We (still) have Pumpkins!  At the farm pick-up, we still have some pumpkins for sale. They are better for carving than for eating (and they are not organic). They were grown by a local farmer named Bill Doepkens grew some beautiful pumpkins, and we have some leftover from this past weekend's event. If you pick up at the farm this week, make a donation at the pick-up and you can take a pumpkin home.
  • Honey and Garlic for Sale: At both pick-ups this week, we'll have honey ($10/1 pound jar) and garlic ($5/pound) for sale. 
  • Two Shares to Go! We're holding our final shares of the season on 11/11 and 11/14. The following week we'll offer gleaning. More details on that to come. 
  • Christmas Trees and Wreaths Are Coming. Starting the weekend following Thanksgiving, we'll have trees and wreaths for sale. More to come on that very soon!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 4.5 pounds total combination sweet potatoesgarlic
  • 1.75 pounds total combination turnips + greens (kale, collards, spicy mix, lettuce, arugula, Swiss chard) + chiles

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Swiss chard
  • Bok choy
  • Culinary HerbsSorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, thyme, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia, marjoram. Cardoons are also available in the herb beds. 
  • Flowers: As always, any flowers you find and available to pick. 
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK:

We'll have similar amounts of sweet potatoes through the end of the share.  More broccoli, cabbage and carrots are growing but we'll see if they make it big enough for last week's harvest. We expect sunchokes in next week's share. 

Have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Sweet Potatoes, Turnips and Many Announcements!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

This week's photo was snapped by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, at their successful Burgers and Brews event they held at the farm this past weekend. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

Announcements:

  • We have Pumpkins!  A local farmer named Bill Doepkens grew some beautiful pumpkins, and we have some leftover from this past weekend's event. If you pick up at the farm this week, make a donation at the pick-up and you can take a pumpkin home.
  • Pizza This Saturday: We're hoping to offer pizzas for sale at the Saturday pick-up at the farm. Fingers crossed!
  • Thanks for attending Burgers and Brews! We had more than 400 people at Sunday's Burgers and Brews at the farm. It was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out to join us. 
  • Three Shares to Go! Believe it or not, the season is almost over. We're holding our final shares of the season on 11/11 and 11/14. The following week we'll offer gleaning. More details on that to come. 
  • Christmas Trees and Wreaths Are Coming. Starting the weekend following Thanksgiving, we'll have trees and wreaths for sale. More to come on that very soon!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes + turnips
  • 3/4 pound greens (kale, collard, bok choy, spicy mix, arugula, totsoi, Tokyo bekana, Swiss chard)
  • 1/4 pound garlic and chiles

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Swiss chard
  • Bok choy
  • Culinary HerbsSorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, thyme, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia, marjoram. Cardoons are also available in the herb beds. 
  • Flowers: As always, any flowers you find and available to pici. 
  • Medicinal Herbs: holy basil, echinacea, alfalfa, calendula, wormwood, and skullcap

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK:

We'll have similar amounts of sweet potatoes through the end of the share.  More greens and turnips will also continue. Sunchokes will enter the share. We're monitoring our cabbage, broccoli and carrots - they're growing a little slow. Root for them to make it into the share!

Have a great week! 


This Week's Share: Potatoes, Green Tomatoes and More

Suzanne clagett

This week's photo was snapped by Suzanne, who captured an image of students visiting 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:

Have Access to a Commercial Kitchen? We are looking for a commercial kitchen that we might use for about 8 hours so we can prep some dough and pizza sauce for Burgers and Brews for the Bay. Do you have one you might be able to offer? We would need access to the kitchen one day between October 12th and 17th. 

Date Set For Our Final 2015 Share: We've gotten a few questions about the projected final share date of the season. At the moment, our planned last share will be Saturday November 14. We will allow members to glean whatever is left in the fields the following weekend. More to come as the date nears!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

BURGERS & BREWS Date change: Because of the possible local impact of Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Burgers & Brew event has been moved to this Sunday, October 18. The event will feature:

  • Delicious sliders made from pastured meats by local chefs
  • Thirst quenching craft beers or hard apple cider
  • Live Blue Grass music
  • Hay rides, and more!

Get all the details on Burgers & Brew -- and buy tickets -- by clicking here.

 

FERMENTING WORKSHOP CANCELLED: Unfortunately our instructor for the Fermenting Class has had to cancel, so we won't be offering the workshop this year.

RECIPE IDEAS: Green Tomatoes

This week's share features green tomatoes -- and it's probably the only time they'll show up for the rest of the season. Not sure what to do with them? Here are a few ideas:

Other ideas? Please share them!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 1/2 lbs total combination potatoes + squash + turnips
  • 4 lbs  total combination acorn squash + green tomatoes
  • 1 lb total combination salad greens + radishes + beans + bok choy + kale + collards + chiles

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Swiss chard
  • Green beans
  • Bok choy
  • Chiles
  • Culinary HerbsSorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia, nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil)  
  • 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 NEXT WEEK:

This is probably the last of the winter squash. Summer squash and green beans are also on the wane. Starting next week we'll have sweet potatoes in the share, and we should have cabbage soon.

Have a great week! 

 


This Week's Share: Winter Squash, Turnips and More

Delasoulos Clagett Sunflower

This week's photo of sunflower filled days of earlier this season is from Instagram user delasoulos. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram!

 

Announcements:

Have Access to a Commercial Kitchen? We are looking for a commercial kitchen that we might use for about 8 hours so we can prep some dough and pizza sauce for Burgers and Brews for the Bay. Do you have one you might be able to offer? We would need access to the kitchen one day between October 12th and 17th. 

Date Set For Our Final 2015 Share: We've gotten a few questions about the projected final share date of the season. At the moment, our planned last share will be Saturday November 14. We will allow members to glean whatever is left in the fields the following weekend. More to come as the date nears!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

BURGERS & BREWS Date change: Because of the possible local impact of Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Burgers & Brew event has been moved to Sunday, October 18. The event will feature:

  • Delicious sliders made from pastured meats by local chefs
  • Thirst quenching craft beers or hard apple cider
  • Live Blue Grass music
  • Hay rides, and more!

Get all the details on Burgers & Brew -- and buy tickets -- by clicking here.

FERMENTING WORKSHOP CANCELLED: Unfortunately our instructor for the Fermenting Class has had to cancel, so we won't be offering the workshop this year.

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 head garlic

  • 5 1/2 pounds total combination winter squash + turnips

  • 3/4 pound total combination summer squash + radishes + hot chile peppers + beans

  • 3/4 pound greens, including totsoi, Tokyo bekana, collards, kale, spicy mix, bok choy)

WHAT'S ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Bok choy
  • Spicy mix
  • Kale
  • Collards 
  • Swiss Chard
  • Chile peppers
  • Culinary HerbsSorrel, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, summer savory, thyme, oregano, anise hyssop, mint, parsley, stevia, nasturtium, marjoram, and five types of basil (Thai, spice globe, opal, cinnamon, holy and lime basil)  
  • 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

 

Have a great week!