Here's one of our new farm staff members, Garrett, potting up tomato plants for this week's share.
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Hello, 2018 CSA Members!
It's time for the first shares of the season, which will take place this Wednesday, May 9th & Saturday, May 12th.
Here are some things you need to know:
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER FOR THE DUPONT PICK-UP
We have a new manager for the Dupont pick-up: Garrett. We are looking for someone to help Garrett every Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 pm. The volunteer will receive one free CSA share in exchange for helping Garrett unload the van, set up the share, keep bins filled, interact with our members and pack up when it’s over. In case you're not familiar, the address for the Dupont pick-up is 1737 Fraser Ct, NW, and the CSA season runs May 9 through November 7.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US EACH WEEK
Ever Wednesday afternoon we send an email that tells you the contents of the share, along with the amounts of each vegetable. We send this as soon as the harvest and calculation are done -- they're not exact but they're very close. Wednesday's email also serves as the preview for Saturday.
FIRST SHARE PREVIEW
For this first week , here's our best guess on the share:
- one bunch of garlic scallions, a.k.a. green garlic
- a choice of salad mix, including lettuce, spinach, spicy mix and tat soi. We'll go heavier on lettuce and spinach because they are available fewer weeks: They don’t like the heat.
- Some seedlings, including basil, tomatoes, lettuce, oregano, kale and flowers
- And we’ll pick a few bags of stinging nettles for the people who want it
On U-Pick this week: In addition to the vegetables we harvest and deliver for the CSA shares, each week we'll let you know the items that are available for you to pick in unlimited quantities out at the farm. This week that includes garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives (edible flowers), stinging nettle (Be sure to wear gloves, sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes!).
Coming soon: radishes, turnips, kale, collards, and basil. We expect cilantro to be added to U-Pick next week.
MORE DETAILS, LOGISTICS & SUCH
We have the pick-up locations and times published on the blog. And there's a handy FAQ there, too.
STILL WANT TO JOIN THE CSA?
Haven't purchased or know someone who wants to be a member this season? We still have several slots left. Sign up now!
As always, let us know if you have any questions!
~ The Clagett Farm Team