Swiss chard and alyssum in the high tunnel
In The Share
CABBAGE: From cold storage. These are sweet right down to the core, so don't throw that core out but enjoy it as a crunchy snack.
CARROTS: Another vegetable we have kept in cold storage to hedge our bets. Harvested in early November, they are a real treat.
BOK CHOI: Fresh from the high tunnel. Check out our stir fry primer blogpost from 2010.
SPINACH: Enough for a good omelet or a hearty addition to a salad.
CHARD OR SPROUTING BROCCOLI: If you are new to the CSA, the sprouting broccoli can be chopped or used whole, no trimming necessary.
GREEN GARLIC: From the field. They are smaller than other years, but very tender. Tonight I chopped it up and added it to sautéed chard during the last minute of cooking.
Greetings and welcome to the first week of the 2018 CSA! We, farmers Tom and Rebecca, have joined forces on the blog. From now on, you will have one blogpost from us for each CSA share instead of us writing separate ones. Tom is still covering the how to eat things portion and I cover the farm report with some overlap.
This space is where I (Rebecca) usually gripe about the weather, but holy hell what a Spring this has been! Ice, snow, and freezing temperatures for the last three weeks have thrown our schedule for a loop. We did our best to adapt to the forecast by double covering all of the transplants already in the field, holding the many more inside the greenhouse and putting covers on all of our tender seedlings that had just popped their little heads above the soil. It appears our efforts have paid off.
Sprouting broccoli happy under cover
With the forecast looking warm for the foreseeable future, we have wasted no time getting back to planting.
freshly planted cabbages
Amidst all of the weather drama, we must also acknowledge a milestone. This year marks the fifteenth year of the Fair Share Farm CSA! The community of good folks who have supported the farm over the years are many and we would like to thank you all. Whether you are brand new to the CSA or a 15-year veteran we are filled with gratitude for the life that you have breathed into our family farm.
If you want to get a snapshot of our first CSA year, check out our blog post from 2013 where we reminisce about it: First year of the CSA. It is part of a series we did in 2012 recounting the history of the farm and farmers back during our 10 year anniversary. So enjoy those past chronicles as we begin another season.