Homestead Hoopla 2016 CSA Newsletter
July 4, 2016
This week’s harvest includes:
Mixed patty pan squash*
*indicates Small Share contents
Well, here’s the sharp transition from greens to warm season vegetables. We have enough squash right now to feed a third world country! Next week, we will put a cabbage back in the share, but as I was staring down two unused cabbages in my crisper yesterday, I thought we needed a break. Basil is in the box this week and you should know right off the bat, basil doesn’t refrigerate or travel well. When it gets to you tomorrow, it’s going to be wilted and may have dark spots on the leaves. This is chilling injury from being in the cooler. One of the downsides of being an all inclusive CSA is that some veggies in the box have a different cooling/storage requirement than others. This doesn’t change the taste of the basil, but it is not going to be the centerpiece of the box. Concentrate on the much awaited arrival of squash, cukes, eggplant and tomatoes!!
Thankfully, we missed the deluge at the end of last week. Matt’s farm, about 30 minutes southwest of our farm, was under water with all of the rain and those of you in southern Queen Anne’s county were flooded! We are very fortunate to not have had that much rain.
Happy 4th of July everyone! The harvest crew requested fireworks today. We’ll have to settle for some lunchtime sparklers and a flag on the vegetable wagon as it heads to the packing shed filled with CSA veggiesJ