Week 2 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA was on June 12. All of our members should have received a printed newsletter, but now its up on the blog as well!
We are excited to say that the last week has been very busy at Pekarek’s Produce. It may be hot, but we are very happy to see the sun come out! We are also happy to say that your produce bags will be nice and full.
The farm has been very busy with planting, weeding, and picking – not to mention a few maintenance activities. Its hard to believe that with the season just into full swing, we have planted our pumpkins and edible squash for the fall already. Lettuce and Spinach is growing beautifully. We are also happy to tell you that you are receiving the first of our Kohlrabi crop this year.
For those of you getting green onions this week, if you wonder how they grow, look at the picture below. This is our first year with a plastic mulch layer. After laying the plastic, we poke holes in it with a glorified pitch fork. Then we crawl on hands and knees to plant each green onion individually. These are really a favorite on the farm, because they are one of our first crops to be harvested and a good reason to get a crew together.
Finally, new this year, we will be inviting all of our CSA members out to the farm for a tour, so watch for more information next week.
What’s in today’s bag:
This week’s full share has:
- Radishes, Lettuce, Spinach, Green Onions, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Kohlrabi
This week’s partial share has:
- Radishes, Lettuce, Spinach, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Kohlrabi
Be sure to check out this week’s recipe. If you have a recipe to share, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or include it in the comments section.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions send us an email or give us a jingle and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Ryan, Katie, and Crew