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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

🌻🐞 Welcome to Week 1 of Summer Shares @ Cane Creek Farm! πŸžπŸŒ»

Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally
May 16th, 2017
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Buttercrunch Lettuce 
Red Russian Kale
Spicy Salad Mix
Snap Peas
Swiss Chard

Green Garlic
Assorted Radishes
Broccolini
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. While loose-lettuce mixes are spun, larger leaf items including the head lettuce and chard require additional washing. Thank you!

Farmer's Foreword

Rhythms of Farm Life
Farm life is very attuned to the environment and the climate.  The weather will determine the tasks for the day, so farmers are always watching the weather. As seasons change the farm work changes from dreaming and planning to preparing the soil and planting to cultivating and harvesting.
 
 
And then, if you grow all year, as we do, you plant and cultivate, and harvest again.  Actually, in our system we are planting and harvesting and cultivating or weeding most every week. We want to have plenty of fresh vegetables for 36 weeks, so the planting is continuous to assure that supply.

The days flow of work also changes as the season changes from avoiding the cold and working later in the day to avoiding the heat and working earlier in the day.  One thing that is true about every day – there is always something new and interesting to do!

-Lynn

Sugar Snap Peas and Green Garlic

 
Prepare the peas by snapping off the ends of each pod. Prepare the green garlic by mincing the white part and abut 2 inches of the green part.
 
Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the peas and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Toss and cook for a couple of minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
 
Pour all out onto a serving platter and enjoy!
 
Optional: Add chopped broccolini and leaves and cook a minute before adding the peas.
We're excited to mention an event one of our partners Global Growers is hosting. The Toast to the Culture in Agriculture will take place next week Sunday at Bamboo Creek Farm, which is roughly 20 minutes from East Atlanta, or 20 minutes from downtown Decatur.

Sample local craft beers, take part in farm tours, and sample delicious food from 3 to 5 PM. You can pay whatever price you can for tickets at the Global Growers website, however, the recommended donation is $50. 
Lunch n' Learn - Wed. 6/17, 11 AM- 1PM
On Wednesday, June 17th, the class will learn about the benefits of bats in the garden, along with how to construct a bat house. We'll supply the materials necessary to create your very own home for these wonderful creatures!

Cane Creek Farm's Lunch N' Learn Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, March through October.

The classes are $35 per person, limited to 10 participants, and advance registration is required. Register here.
Farm Camp 2017 
Does your child like to play outside?  Would you like to encourage your child to explore nature? Does your child know and eat their vegetables?

This year Farm Camp at Cane Creek Farm will be an exploration of nature and how soil, sun, air and water make our food. With lots of fun activities (a creek walk and bug catchers), snacks ( swamp juice, potato wedges), games(Fruit and veggie bop), and farm tasks(digging potatoes, harvesting greens) the week will be filled with new experiences that will open a child's eyes to the world around them.

Partnering with Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cane Creek Farm is offering this camp for children ages 8-12 the week of June 12-16 with drop off and pick up from the church on Canton Hwy. Times are 9-3 and the cost is $150 for the week. Registration is at http://cfumcga.com/summer/
Reggie's a renowned farmer here at Cane Creek! Not only does he assist with day-to-day farming operations, he also farms for (and manages, with his brother) his own farming operation Grow with the Flow in Tucker, GA. Along with being a farmer, he's a Master Gardener and a Permaculture Designer as well, and his ultimate goal is to educate future farmers and help them achieve success in agriculture. 

If you happen to spot him early in the week, be sure to say hey!
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