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

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Farmer Carrie snapped this photo last week: "This is our super volunteer, Vince Renard." Thanks for helping harvest so much great produce, Vince!

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The weather in recent weeks has been really great for all our veggies. The relatively moderate temps and the good mix of rain and sun have been ideal, and the vegetables have really responded. Let's hope it continues!

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3/4 pound peppers
  • 5 pounds squash 
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 3/4 pound total combined: eggplant + chiles + okra + tomatillos

  

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes: Right now they're mostly Sun Golds. Larger tomatoes will likely be added to the u-pick list in coming weeks.
  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.
  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, 

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  There's a field by the wash station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash, Squash and More Squash (!)

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This week's photo is from the Clagett Farm official Facebook page. If you're on Facebook but not following the page, hit that Like button and you'll start seeing more photos from the farm each week. 

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 pound Asian pears
  • Unlimited squash (!)
  • 4 pounds tomatoes* 
  • 1/2 pound combined: peppers + beans + onions + chiles + okra + cukes

*At press time, we're still picking the tomatoes, so the numbers might change a bit by pickup time.

 

RECIPE IDEAS:

Want some inspiration for what to do with all that squash? Here are a few recipes we love:

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, 

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  There's a field by the wash station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Squash and more

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This week's photo is from Amanda on Instagram, showing a recent rainy day at the farm. Thanks Amanda! 

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1.5 pounds tomatoes
  • 3.75 pounds squash
  • 1/2 pound combined: peppers + beans
  • 1/2 pound combined: onions + chiles

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, 

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  There's a field by the wash station with lots of extra basil and flowers. 

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Baby Planz has arrived! Huzzah!

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Clagett Farm has a new member of the team—Theodore (“Teddy”) Jared Planz. He was born at 7:00 this morning, much to the relief of Elissa and Jared. They are all well and exhausted. Teddy is 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20 inches long. 
Many of you have seen Elissa working hard up until the last days of her pregnancy--especially those of you who pick up at the farm on Wednesdays. 
You're amazing, Elissa!  Teddy is the best thing this farm has grown all year.  

This Week's Share: Will You Choose Leeks or Peppers?

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This week's photo is from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Instagram, encouraging volunteering at the farm: "The first day of #sharkweek2018 is the perfect time to sign up for fun, safe things you can do on land: VOLUNTEER! Workshare your time away with us at Clagett Farm (MD). Help us harvest vegetables for our community programs, and walk away with your own bountiful harvest for a few hours of work! Register today: http://ow.ly/oOwy30l31rE  Photo by Lauren Schnabel, CBF intern who eats her veggies." Thanks CBF!

The volunteer pictured here, Carole Grunberg, is competing in the World Masters Squash Championship today.  Good luck, Carole!  You're already our champion!

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WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1/2 pound tomatoes from Owl's Nest Farm (one of our neighbors)
  • 2.5 pounds squash
  • 1/2 pound onions
  • 1/2 pound total: leeks + peppers + chard + chiles

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Malabar spinach:  Malabar isn't a true spinach, but it acts as a great substitute in the heat of the summer, when spinach does not grow well.

  • Lots of herbs: garlic chives, thyme, oregano, sage, sorrel, onion chives, cilantro, dill, basil, celery leaf, parsley, borage (edible flowers), lemongrass

  • Basil: Genovese, Tulsi, Thai, Mrs. Burns Lemon, Round Midnight, Fino Verde.  

  • Flowers: As always, any flowers on the farm can be picked. 

Thanks for your patience, everyone.  The weather has been especially trying this year, and we've never had our summer crops delayed by a whole month before.  


That's it for the week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team