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This Week's Share: Garlic, Peppers, Turnips & More!

9.25

This week's photo comes from Becca.  Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic -- from the farm, from your CSA share itself, or even a recipe you make with your Clagett produce -- and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

Good news and bad news: The bad news is that the movie night is sold out. Registration is free but limited, and those slots have filled. The good news is that we are going to hold a special event just for Clagett CSA members and volunteers. We'll have a free pizza party in your honor on Saturday October 26th, 3:00-6:00pm. We'll make the pizzas in our clay oven, and there will be hay rides to visit the cows. Come relax and enjoy camaraderie with your farmers and fellow members.

Noticing your share getting smaller? We are in a drought! We haven't had a soaking rain since July. Most of those days since then have had highs in the 90s, so the soil is PARCHED. We're focusing our limited irrigation on keeping your fall greens and roots growing. And we're getting hit hard by desperate deer and groundhogs.  Here's a few things to keep in mind in these challenging times:
The first half of our growing season was phenomenally productive. Weather makes a difference! We have so much to be grateful for.
-Can you believe that the pepper plants are still producing peppers without a lick of irrigation?! They're small peppers, but still delicious. Plants are amazing.
-Although there are fewer pounds in your share, they pack a nutritional punch. Because the peppers, tomatoes and squash have been grown without irrigation, they have more vitamins and minerals per ounce. They aren't as dilute, and also the stress makes the plants generate more enzymes. Cool, huh?
-In this week when climate change is in the front of our minds and in the news, let's use this as extra motivation to push our governments into action. Farmers need predictable, moderate weather to grow your food!
-We're in this together, my friends. We appreciate knowing that all of you are joining in the risk of farming by our sides. You are good people and we thank you!

 

Michael Heller is taking orders for 25-pound packages of meat for pick-up 10/5/19. There’s a link to the registration page below:

https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/locations/maryland/facilities/clagett-farm/grass-fed-beef/pricing-and-cuts.html

 

Now here's what you'll be getting in this week's share!

 

  • ½ lb. garlic + okra
  • 1 lb. peppers + squash
  • ½ lb. turnips + radishes
  • ¼ lb. bok choi
  • 1 pint tomatoes

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • anise hyssop
  • Malabar "spinach"
  • lemongrass
  • hops
  • ground cherries
  • hibiscus
  • hot chile peppers
  • tomatoes
  • flowers (as always, please feel free to take any of the flowers growing in the field next to the washing station)
  • purslane
  • dill
  • basil 
  • parsley
  • sorrel
  • lemon verbena
  • chamomile
  • sage
  • onion chives 
  • thyme
  • garlic chives -- they're flowering!
  • mint
  • oregano

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Tomatoes, Garlic, Mixed Greens and More!

9.18

 

This week's photo comes from Caryl Henry.  Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic -- from the farm, from your CSA share itself, or even a recipe you make with your Clagett produce -- and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

Michael Heller is taking orders for 25-pound packages of meat for pick-up 10/5/19. There’s a link to the registration page below:

https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/locations/maryland/facilities/clagett-farm/grass-fed-beef/pricing-and-cuts.html

Join us at CBF’s Clagett Farm for our Go Grassfed Movie Night presented by Future Harvest. We will be showing the critically acclaimed movie The Biggest Little Farm. Enjoy grassfed beef sliders and ice cream along with delicious local craft beer. This is a free and family-friendly event. We hope to see you there! Saturday October 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Now here's what you'll be getting in this week's share!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 pt. tomatoes
  • 1/4 lb. garlic & onion
  • 1/4 lb. mixed greens
  • 1/2 lb. radishes + okra + chiles
  • 1 lb. squash + peppers

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • anise hyssop
  • Malabar "spinach"
  • lemongrass
  • hops
  • ground cherries
  • hibiscus
  • hot chile peppers
  • tomatoes
  • flowers (as always, please feel free to take any of the flowers growing in the field next to the washing station)
  • purslane
  • dill
  • basil 
  • parsley
  • sorrel
  • lemon verbena
  • chamomile
  • sage
  • onion chives 
  • thyme
  • garlic chives -- they're flowering!
  • mint
  • oregano

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Summer Squash, Peppers, Chilies & More!

9.11a

This week's photo comes from Jonathan & Siobhan Benitez.  Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic -- from the farm, from your CSA share itself, or even a recipe you make with your Clagett produce -- and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

Join us at CBF’s Clagett Farm for our Go Grassfed Movie Night presented by Future Harvest. We will be showing the critically acclaimed movie The Biggest Little Farm. Enjoy grassfed beef sliders and ice cream along with delicious local craft beer. This is a free and family-friendly event. We hope to see you there! Saturday October 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Now here's what you'll be getting in this week's share!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 1/4 lbs. summer squash
  • 1/2 lb. peppers
  • 1/4 lb. okra + chiles + radishes
  • 1/2 lb. tomatoes
  • a surprise item

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • anise hyssop
  • Malabar "spinach"
  • lemongrass
  • hops
  • ground cherries
  • hibiscus
  • hot chile peppers
  • tomatoes
  • flowers (as always, please feel free to take any of the flowers growing in the field next to the washing station)
  • purslane
  • dill
  • basil 
  • parsley
  • sorrel
  • lemon verbena
  • chamomile
  • sage
  • onion chives 
  • thyme
  • garlic chives -- they're flowering!
  • mint
  • oregano

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team

 

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

Clagett 9-4-19

Check out this cute little creepy-crawly guy who showed up at the farm the other day! Farmer Carrie posted a great video on Instagram of him. Want to see your photos featured in this weekly email? Just snap a pic -- from the farm, from your CSA share itself, or even a recipe you make with your Clagett produce -- and either email it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!

Happy September, everyone! Hope your Labor Day was fun and relaxing. We're rounding the bend into the final couple months of this year's share. Our fall salad greens are off to a great start, and you'll be seeing them in your share soon.

Now here's what you'll be getting in this week's share!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE

  • 1 melon
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 1/1 pounds potatoes and onions
  • 1 1/2 pounds squash
  • 3/4 pound sweet peppers
  • 1 1/4 pounds tomatoes
  • 1/4 pound okra + chiles

 

ON U-PICK THIS WEEK:

  • anise hyssop
  • Malabar "spinach"
  • lemongrass
  • hops
  • ground cherries
  • hibiscus
  • hot chile peppers
  • tomatoes
  • flowers (as always, please feel free to take any of the flowers growing in the field next to the washing station)
  • purslane
  • dill
  • basil 
  • parsley
  • sorrel
  • lemon verbena
  • chamomile
  • sage
  • onion chives 
  • thyme
  • garlic chives -- they're flowering!
  • mint
  • oregano

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team