Welcome to spring shares! Spring has finally come and the weather is beautiful. We had a little bit of a ruff start with all this crazy weather the last couple months but we made it!
What you will find in your basket this week.
Pecans (from grandpa Olsen)
We hope you enjoy!
We are less than a week away for Spring Shares! April 4th will be the first pick up. While veggies were slow growing early spring, the last few weeks of sunshine has really brought on some growth! We were a little nervous, but it seems like everything is on track….. finally! Looking forward to cabbages, spring lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula, GREAT looking radishes, leeks and other great produce we started late fall for this springs harvest. We will be sending out our first email within the next few days, so please watch for that! Remember, pick up time is after 2 pm to 6 pm on Thursday. Mark your calendar for the next eight weeks of spring shares!
Today’s artisan bread is golden raisin, fennel seed and orange zest.
This fried fruit variation gives the loaf a sweeter flavor profile. Golden raisins and fennel seeds are a classic combination. I enjoy this bread for breakfast, toasted and spread with butter and marmalade.
We will have a few extras today for those who want to give it a try.
Next week is our last bread share of the winter bread shares.
Today is our first day of artisan bread shares for 2019. Please remember pickup is between 4 pm and 6 pm. Your bread is made fresh the day of pickup. It comes in a paper bread bag. It can stay in that bag for the remainder of the day. When you get it home and once it is cool you can transfer it to a plastic bag to ensure freshness for a longer period of time if you wish or eat it right away!
Today’s bread is roasted garlic.
We are making special winter baskets for today and tomorrow! You can give us a call and we will make one for you. Also, an arranged time if our hours don’t work out for you. Cost is $25.
Here’s what’s in the basket:
Frilly Mustard Greens
It’s a colorful and diverse basket! Great for winter cooking!
Here we are at the end of the season but not with our growing. We will still have vegetables available throughout the winter. Thank you for all of your support this year! Next season of shares are open.
What’s in this weeks share
We have hot peppers, quince, persimmons and decorative glass gem corn for our extras today.
Store pomegranates whole in a container in the fridge for longer storage.
Allow persimmons to ripen on counter top.
- Hakurei Turnips
- Yellow Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Yellow Onion
- Bell Peppers
- Herb Bag
- Decorative glass gem corn and sorghum
We so blessed to have rain that last few weeks!
It’s been a fun week with our new morning visitors. Turkeys! There are 13 that come into the orchard and hang out for 30 minutes or so.
This week we won the ugly carrot award. We planted in a new bed…..and the result was….ugly. But rather than wasting these “curvy girls” we put them into your baskets anyway. They taste great and are perfect for roasting with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil and Italian herbs. Scrub a dub dub, they are a little dirty still because of the rainy morning they didn’t get cleaned well.
One more week to go before we take our rest for the winter season. This coming week we will be pulling much of our gardens out getting ready for winter crops and garlic. So, that being said there will be LOTS of extras for the last week.
Don’t forget, Chelsea (the little baker she is) has made some fresh seasonal muffins today!
Shares are open for the following season now.
This weeks shares:
Small onions and shallots
Winter Squash ~ This is a mixed bunch, so you get to pick what you want
Extras ~ hot peppers, bell peppers, green tomatoes, and a few other things. Take as much as you can use! There are lots of hot peppers!
Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 11th) we will have fresh Spiced Apple and Pistachio Streusel muffins available! Delicious and perfect timing for fall.
Rain! Rain! Rain! How wonderful the rain! We couldn’t be happier. No watering, and cooler weather.
This weeks shares there are a few differences in each of the baskets.
Sweet Pie Pumpkins
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Lots of Basil (make some pesto)
*Summer Squash or Green Beans
*Pak Choy or Swiss Chard
Plus some extras.
Next week we will have extra chili peppers. Plus, tart pomegranates
Here we are, already at week five. Only three weeks to go before we rest for the winter. Ahh, rest!? Well, at least we slow up, plan next years season and plant garlic, cover crops and build the high tunnel for winter crops. We won’t be doing winter baskets, but we will have winter crops available throughout the winter months to tie you over till spring shares. We have had several request to open our shares for next season…. With having a little more growing space and man (haha! Women) hands, we decided to go ahead an post next years shares. Also, next year we will have an online order form to place egg, cheese, artisan bread, chicken and grass fed beef orders for you when you come to pickup your baskets at the dates you request.
Ok, we are making another plead for baskets! Please! If you have any laying around, we need them. We don’t have enough for our shares. Thanks for you help with this!
Here is what is in your shares today:
Ginger Gold Apples
Red Pears (they will bruise easily, handle with care)
1/4 Banana Squash
Fairtime Peaches (these are a firm peach)