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HomeOrganic FarmingJune nineteenth, 2023 Publication | Monroe Natural Farms

June nineteenth, 2023 Publication | Monroe Natural Farms

Pricey Farm Associates,

 Our first week was contemporary and scrumptious however this week is even higher!  What’s in your bag this week?  Garlic, garlic scapes, squash, (both zucchini, spherical zucchini, or yellow squash), sugar snap peas, Hakurei turnips, and inexperienced butter head lettuce.  The scapes are the tops of the garlic that if allowed would turn into a flower.  After we take away them from the still-growing garlic vegetation the garlic bulbs get bigger.  It’s a win-win harvesting them.  They’re so scrumptious and eradicating them helps our garlic get massive! Garlic scapes are a fleeting favourite of many.  They’re extraordinarily versatile.  They are often grilled or roasted and eaten as a vegetable, minced and added to salads & eggs (like inexperienced onion) and are fabulous chopped up and added to any stir fry.  You may also add them into pesto or into hummus.  Hakurei turnips may be shaved or sliced, dressed with oil and vinegar then eaten uncooked, steamed, or cooked any which method. We love to easily cube all these new veggies and throw them in collectively in a stir fry with salad on the aspect.  The turnip greens are simply revived in chilly water after which may be steamed, or rubbed with oil and salt, then air fried or baked into chips.

Newsletters:  That is the final onerous copy publication you’ll obtain until you notify your DC that you just wish to obtain one every week.  Ideally, you possibly can head to our web site and subscribe to obtain communications emailed to you instantly.  Scroll all the way down to the underside of our homepage, enter your info, and hit subscribe.  Thanks for serving to us reduce down on our paper utilization!

    Fruit:   We predict to begin getting fruit in July with one in every of many cherry varieties!

    Honey:  These of you who ordered month-to-month and bimonthly will likely be getting it this week.

Zelle funds: We nonetheless have a couple of Zelle funds that we haven’t been in a position to place with an account.  One was made in Could for $215.00 and the opposite was made final week for $200.00. Please, if this may very well be you, name the workplace!  You should tell us if the fee is coming from a reputation that isn’t connected to your account so we will add that identify to your account. 

Please make sure that any emails from should not going to your spam folder.  We have now one new member who we solely have an e-mail deal with for.  We want your different contact info.  If that is you, name the workplace or e-mail us again!

What’s in your bag and how you can use all of it:  Keep in mind, your bag could seem small now, however it’ll continue to grow and rising.  Quickly there will likely be extras on the aspect to seize similar to tomatoes and melons.  Cucumbers are going to be approaching in full pressure very shortly.  It seems like we’re going to have an superior carrot yr.   Sure crops may very well be delayed resulting from all of the moisture we’ve been getting paired with how unusually cool it has been.  This week would be the first time we’ve gotten into the 90’s.  This lack of warmth is uncommon for us being in the course of June already. We want excessive temps for heat loving crops like peppers, melons, and tomatoes.  Please bear in mind that Linda within the workplace gained’t have the ability to see into the longer term and inform you precisely what you’re going to be getting subsequent week or the following.  Should you’re at a loss with what to do with sure greens, ask your distribution heart and bear in mind there are millions of recipes on-line.  Google may be useful when in search of a recipe.  Think about ordering our CSA cookbook that has tons of group sourced recipes for every veggie it’s possible you’ll encounter. 

Veggie Wash

Juice from a complete lemon

2 Tablespoons Vinegar

1 cup water

1 spray bottle & scrub brush

Combine and spray onto floor of veggies.  Let sit for a minute or two.  (Longer if attempting to take away wax from retailer purchased veg) Scrub calmly on smooth skinned veggies and extra aggressively on onerous skinned produce like winter squash, cucumbers, root veggies and melons. Leafy greens merely ought to be sprayed, let sit 5 min. then rinsed.

Why couldn’t the turnip go to the social gathering?  It was grounded. 

With gratitude,

Kyle, Sam, Jacquie, Jerry, Linda, & The Crew



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