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This Week's Share: Eggplant, Bok Choi, Turnips and More

Clagett 9-26-18

This beautiful pastoral photo was captured by photographer Edwin Remsberg a few weeks back. We love how it makes Clagett Farm look like something out of a storybook.

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay: Last week we introduced you to two guys, Doug Wetzel and Chris Amendola, who will be among the chefs creating delectable bites and pairing them with amazing local beers at next month's Burgers & Brews for the Bay. Now we want to introduce you to the six other chefs they'll be joining:

They'll be preparing traditional beef burgers as well as lamb sliders, pizzas, pork sandwiches, vegetarian options and more! And along with the great food and local beers, you can enjoy live bluegrass and tons of fun farm activities. 

The event is Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm. Get your tickets now! Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 pounds total combination eggplant + peppers + tomatoes (limit 1 pound tomatoes)
  • 1/2 pound total combination radishes + salad greens (including spicy mix, arugula and Tokyo bekana)
  • 1/2 pound kale + collards
  • 1 1/2 pounds total combination turnips + bok choi  

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles
  • Lots of herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm 
  • Limited quantities of tomatoes 
  • 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: Autumn Salad Greens, Hakurei Turnips and More

Clagett 9-19

Photographer Edwin Remsberg spent some time on the farm the other day, and he captured this crazy-cool shot of Clagett worker Alex Outten clearing some brush. Such a great photo!

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Burgers & Brews for the Bay:

Gertrude's and foraged are two of the hottest, buzziest restaurants in Baltimore right now. Both feature amazing seasonal menus filled with local farm-to-table fare. And the chefs from both those restaurants will be among the seven chefs participating in this year's Burgers & Brews for the Bay event! Join Gertrude's chef Doug Wetzel and foraged's Chris Amendola -- plus five other fantastic local chefs -- for yummy food expertly paired with great regional craft beers.

Along with the grub and brews, there'll be live bluegrass music and lots of fun fall family activities. 

The event is Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm. Get your tickets now! Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay.

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 1/4 pounds total combination eggplant + peppers
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combination kale + tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound salad greens
  • 3/4 pounds total combination: hakurei turnips + bok choi + collards + chiles

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 

  • Lots of herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm
     
  • 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: Hurricane Florence News ... Plus, Burgers & Brews!

Clagett 9-12-2018

This week's photo is from the Clagett Farm official Facebook page, with the caption, "The leafy greens are loving the rainy, cool weather. #kaleyeah." Haha! Kale yeah, indeed!

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STORM'S A-BREWIN'...: Of course we're tracking Hurricane Florence as it moves into our area this week. As of right now, we're planning to go ahead with the Saturday pickup as usual. But if it becomes hazardous for us to continue the harvest -- or if the conditions aren't safe on Saturday for people to be out on the road -- we may have to cancel. Check your inbox for updates.

Right now, it looks like the storm (which has just been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane) will primarily affect areas to the south of us. Depending on how much rain we get, it could be an end to our tomato and squash crops for the season. And a few of the greens we've got growing in low spots in the fields may be impacted if flooding is a problem. But overall we're crossing our fingers that we'll be mostly spared.

Anyway, for now, everything's going ahead as scheduled.

 

... AND SPEAKING OF BREWIN': Tickets are now available for the annual Burgers & Brews for the Bay event, Oct. 21 at Clagett Farm! This is an awesome family-friendly afternoon of live bluegrass music, hay rides, fish printing, and fun educational stations. Plus you'll find seven different food stations highlighting local, pasture-raised meats and dairy and local vegetables. Each of these bite sized food items will be paired with a thirst-quencing regional craft beer. 

What more could you want from an afternoon? Oh yeah, the proceeds go to an amazing cause: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level.

It's a wonderful day full of great food and lots of fun. Get more info -- and buy your tickets -- by clicking here

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 pounds total combination tomatoes + cucumbers
  • 2 pounds total combination eggplant + squash
  • 1/4 pound total combination kale + spicy mix + beans
  • 3/4 pounds total combination: peppers + baby turnipschiles + radishes

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Chiles

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 

  • Lots of herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm
     
  • 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: Greens Are Back!

Clagett 9-5-18

CSA member Mary Edwards emailed us this photo of her recent share. So pretty! Love that patty pan squash. Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

 

WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE?

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 pound cucumbers
  • 1 3/4 pounds squash
  • 1 pound total combined: eggplant + beans + potatoes
  • 1/2 pound spicy mix
  • 3/4 pound peppers
  • 3/4 pound total combined: chiles + okra + radishes  

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • Tomatoes & Tomatillos:  We have lots of tomatillos, sun gold cherry tomatoes, some romas, green zebra, garden peach, and a few others for u-pick.  We don't have many large slicing tomatoes in the u-pick field, but if you want to can or freeze tomatoes, check out our bin of "culls" (the flawed, reject tomatoes).  We always have a lot of those left on the farm after the pick-up is over and we hate to see them go to waste. 
  • Lots of herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, celery leaf, parsley, lemongrass, lemon balm
     
  • 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