Fall shares are here already! Those that are new to us don’t forget to bring a basket to transfer your fruits and veggies in! Pick up is between 2 and 6 pm. Fall shares run for 8 weeks.
Spring and summer shares are open for 2022 season now.
For the first week of fall shares we will have corn! It’s on and it’s sweet and delicious! Peaches! White and red. And you will have an option of rhubarb! Take it if you will use it, please leave it if you won’t. Of course there will be other items in the basket!! We will see you all soon!
Garlic scapes season is an abundant one. But there is only so much scape pesto, steamed scapes, roasted scapes, grilled scapes, sautéed scapes, scape salad dressing…You get the idea…A person can eat! I love the curly wonders of these delicious plant creatures, and ponder what else…. what else can I create.
For those who don’t struggle with the issue of scape mania, consider growing your own garlic to join the fun. You can also often find scapes for sell at your local farmers markets or CSA shares.
Here is another great way to salivate over garlic scapes.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound garlic scapes, copped into 3-5 inch pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the scapes and sauté, stirring often, until the scapes are bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper, then add half the wine and immediately cover. Let the scapes cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
2. Once the scapes are tender, remove the lid and turn up the heat. Cook, stirring Constantly, until the scapes brown slightly and add the remaining wine till it is evaporated. The sugars in the scapes may caramelize a little this is a good thing, so keep stirring. Serve hot.
2021 is only a few days away! This week we are busy in the greenhouses with our spring CSA starts. Yes! already! Lettuces, spinach, kale, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower (whites, orange, greens and purples) and all those yummy spring crops! We are looking forward a wonderful 2021 season!
While it’s chilly outside we still have produce to keep you healthy and happy through the winter months!
Sweet carrots and parnsips sweetened by the winter freeze. Sweet potatoes, onions, leeks, quince, potatoes, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, pak choy, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, winter squash and other veggies are just a few things growing in the gardens or greenhouses this winter. Come visit us Tuesday through Thursday 10 am to 4:30 pm to stock of on winter goodness!
Thank you for all of our wonderful customers/friends throughout the years!
White peaches are on! We handle these delicate peaches so carefully because they bruise easily. Please please please handle them with as much love as we have! The color is not like regular peaches. They have a slight green yellow hue. They are ripe. Eat right away as they do not keep.
This year fruit ripening and production has been a little different. We didn’t have the apricots that we usually do in an over abundance, but PLUMS, as you know have been very abundant. Remember, plums can be used in cobblers, pies, smoothies and even chutney.
Birds are crazy for the grapes. We hope they will share something this year!
Figs have been here and there, but looks like the crop coming will be good. We have talked to several fig growers here in the valley that are experiencing the same thing. Fig trees died back more then normal and got a late start because of it. This is more than likely due to the very early, unexpected hard freeze we had in Mid-October. The fig trees never had a chance to adjust to cooler weather, which helps the sap store in the roots for winter.
White peaches should be on in the next week or two, followed by Queen and Early Elberta, and others.
So, all that being said, while this year is very different for fruit, other crops are great such as tomatoes. Farming/gardening is definitely very different from year to year and we NEVER know what to expect.
As many of you know our Chelsea is due the 1st of August. Today will be her last day till next spring. She will still be growing her garden for shares, but will be home nesting, caring for Hudson and getting prepared for the new baby girl soon to arrive.
Be sure to wish her luck today and give her a big thanks for putting together your baskets.
Next week Kira will handling and putting together baskets. We love how everything works out with these girls and I personally really appreciate and love them both!
Time is flying! We finished with Spring Shares last week, we are off this week for garden prep, planting and planning. Next week, June 18th our summer shares will begin! Summer squash is coming on beautifully! Green Beans, onions, apricots and a few tomatoes will be in the first basket! We love summer!
Please remember to mark your calendars and pickup is between 2 and 6 pm. As much as we would love to have shares ready at 6 am (haha) we just can’t manage. If pick up days or times don’t work for you, please have someone pick up for you and let us know so we know who to be on the look out for!
We would like to thank everyone of our past and present share holders for all your support and kindness! We feel so loved and appreciated! Please feel our love and appreciation back ten fold!