Good Morning from the Fields!
It’s hard to believe July is already half way through! Many of you may know that we took year off from wheat last year to focus on the opening of our new market. We are back at it this year and ready to harvest in the next week or so. We have wheat spread out over our three fields and it will be a whole new experience for our crew -- everything else on the farm we harvest by hand, not by machinery. The wheat is harvested with a combine which does some, but not all, the work for us.
In the equipment vein, over the past year the farm has welcomed some new tractor implements that will help us increase efficiency and save time. These include a fertilizer spreader, a sprayer which (we will use to spray organic pest and disease preventative controls), a rototiller which is used to till and prepare ground for planting, and a direct seeder, which ensures we have constant supplies of crops like radishes and baby greens all summer long.
If you don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen during the hot days, here is very quick and easy recipe for braised leeks, zucchini, and garlic. A great side dish or topping to burgers or to throw in a panini with the rotating Sigit cheese!
Another quick recipe is one for refrigerated pickles with your Kirby cucumbers this week.
The Thai basil is great in a stir-fry - pick up some optional boc choi to include! Grab some mint from the herb garden for this Thai zucchini recipe.
Enjoy your boxes and we’ll see you next week!
This week’s box:
- Pickling Cucumbers
- Thai Basil
- Italian Basil
- Boc Choi - optional
- Zucchini - optional
- Beets - optional
- Nasturtium - optional
U-Pick in the Field:
- Carissa’s Honey Oat
- Mecox Sigit (Amanda’s favorite!)