2019 Week 26, Summer CSA 4 of 26
Bean, Soy / Edamame*
Hot Pepper, Frozen
Specials of the Month:
June 26th: Herbs de Provence and Olive Oil
This Wednesday & Thursday, 6pm
Featuring: Snap Beans
Digging the new carrots has been an unexpected transportation to other farms and other times in places more northern than this one. And I felt, as I dug or popped the greens off, about diasporas. Even in this very small way, I understood the distant land one called home, as I build this new one. Which had me thinking of Aimé Césaire and his Cahier, his notebook of a return to the native land. It is well, well beyond the little feeling here, but what a force of nature that screed was:
I would roll like frenetic blood on the slow current of the eye of words turned into mad horses into fresh children into clots into curfew into vestiges of temples into precious stones remote enough to discourage miners. Whoever would not understand me would not understand any better the roaring of a tiger. ― Aimé Césaire
As to popping off the tops of carrots. Do note that I very rarely give you a root with the tops still on, unless you will eat them! :) The greenery pulls all the moisture out of the root, leaving you with wobbly vegetables. Better for me to put the greens back into the soil, and then give you crisp, fresh veggies. I understand the market appeal of greens tops, but I’d rather not. :)
I was made inclined to plant some fennel this spring, but too late to go in with the early batch of crops. Next year I will definitely plant some first thing, for an early harvest. That said, I harvested some of the cutest baby fennel this week, and will continue onwards … just in case this heat causes them to bolt. New also are some small ball onions, plus the year’s first edamame. My favorite, indeed!
We had our first farm cooking class last week, and it was so great … for me! I got to finish my day with a fancy, super-yummy meal at the simple price of washed dishes. I’m sure it will be great for you, too. :) Let Cecelia know that you’re interested, or if you have questions. Bulk discounts available. Private group classes also encouraged — come with your friends. Get in touch at pick-up, or email email@example.com. This week we’ll be featuring snap beans.
See you on the farm,