Looking Ahead to Week 1
Week 2: Strawberries continue to be small but spectacular

It's Week One!  (We're excited)  

This masked man holding the strawberries is Ben Carver.  He normally works as a captain teaching students about the Chesapeake Bay.  Until kids are allowed to go on field trips, he's helping us in the fields.  Thanks for your for your hard work, Ben!  By the way, if you have school-age kids at home, Ben and many of our educating co-workers have posted some great videos to help your kids learn about nature from home, which you can check out HERE
 

Pick-up Times and Reminders


  • Clagett Farm on Wednesdays:  3:00pm-7:00pm; 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro MD 20772; please enter from Old Marlboro Pike (not Ritchie Marlboro Road)
  • Dupont on Wednesdays: 5:30-7:30pm; drive into Fraser Court from S Street, at the corner with Chateau Thierry, 1920 S St NW.
  • Annapolis on Thursdays:  4:00pm-6:30pm; 6 Herndon Ave; follow the driveway to the right side of the building.
  • Clagett Farm on Saturdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm; see instructions above
  • You can find reminders about where to drive and what to do when you get to your pick-up HERE
  • Dupont and Annapolis members, you can pick up at any of the pick-up sites any week.
  • If you signed up for pick-up at Clagett Farm, you may pick up a maximum of 6 shares at Dupont or Annapolis over the course of the season. 

 

This week's share


  • 1 heaping half-pint strawberries
  • 1 bunch garlic scallions (also known as green garlic)
  • 2 heads tat soi
  • 1 bunch hakurei turnips 
  • 1 beet 
  • We have small amounts of a variety of salad greens and a few other things.  We'll give you a choice between two items--probably arugula and baby collards.
  • Your choice of oregano, thyme, onion chives with edible flowers, or edible rutabaga flowers
  • 3 seedlings

 

Announcements


  • Worried that you're not getting much food?  Returning members know that it takes a little time for the Earth to unfold her bounty.  The first few shares are small but fresh and delicious.  
  • Be sure to wash your produce.  The strawberries, especially, are still dusty, but they'll make it to your fridge in better shape if we don't wash them first.  
  • We need a few items.  If one also happens to be an item your household wants to discard, let us know!  We'll come pick it up.  
    • a regular-sized kitchen refrigerator to store our seeds
    • stainless steel sinks
  • This pandemic might find you driving to us from home instead of your former workplace, and this might not be as convenient as it once was.  One of our members lives in Montgomery County and picks up at Dupont.  If you'd like them to bring your share to MoCo for you, send us an email and we'll pass along the word.

 

A Recipe Idea for your First Share


Spring Salad with Green Garlic Dressing by Brandy Shannon

Salad Mix

  • 1 head tat soi, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3-4 hakurei turnips, sliced thin
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 beet (either grate it and add it raw, or boil it and coarsely chop)

——Mix all together in large mixing bowl.

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic scallion, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

——Put all ingredients in blender and blend until foamy, and garlic is in tiny pieces. Pour 1/4 cup over prepared salad and toss to coat. Add more dressing if desired. Dish into bowls and top each salad individually with flowers and nuts/seeds.

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup edible flowers
  • 1/4 cup nuts and/or seeds


Thanks so much for embarking on this adventure with us!  Happy 1st harvest!

The Clagett Farm Team

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