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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
🍅🍏 Welcome to Week 12 Summer CSA Shares @ Cane Creek Farm! 🍏🍅
Cooking Apples and Asian Pears! Malabar Spinach! Delicious Tomatoes!
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally August 1st, 2017
Slicing Tomatoes Basket of Juliet Tomatoes Potatoes Garlic Cucumbersor Squash or Eggplant Malabar Spinach Radishes orHead Lettuce Cooking Apples and Asian Pears Okra
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
Don't Forget! There are U-Pick Cherry Tomatoes in the front of the driveway! Ask Becky for more information about picking!
Yesterday was a big day for gathering useful materials for the farm. When you drive into the parking lot, you will see that the mountain of wood chips has grown.
This spring we had a mound that was about ½ as big and we used it up fairly quickly.
Wood chips add organic material to the soil, suppress weeds, and give us a firmer walking surface on the aisles.
We have added a lot this year and plan to continue. With all the construction and destruction of trees around here, at least, they can be put to good use, instead of going to the landfill.
There are also piles and stacks of cement blocks. These don't do anything for the soil, but they have a lot of advantages on an organic farm.
Since we don't use treated lumber, we turn to blocks for building more long lasting structures. For years I tried to use lumber for the raised beds, but it never lasted more than a few years. The blocks have been a good solution for holding in our raised beds.
We are thinking of how to improve our greenhouse with the blocks, so next year it may look different. Also, there are just a lot of times when we need something heavy to hold down tarps or cloths, and they are just the thing.
This is the last week of the summer season. Thank you all so much for your support and patience during the last part of the season as we struggled with having enough produce. The excess rain really hurt several of our key crops.
As you know, agriculture is not something we so much control as facilitate, and it does not always go as planned. That understanding is key to being a CSA member and I hope that overall, it has been a worthwhile experience.
We are always open to your feedback and would like to know what you liked and found challenging about the CSA this summer. Please shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak to Becky in the store!
Lunch 'n Learn -- Planting an Organic Fall Garden! Date: - Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00PM
Join us as we prepare and plant an autumn garden together with kale, collards, carrots, turnips, pac choi, mustard, beets, and onions. Location, soil preparation, varieties, maintenance and harvest will also be discussed.
After our garden is planted, we will relax and enjoy a delicious lunch of Cane Creek Farm vegetables.
Class is $35, and registration can be found on the Cane Creek Farm website.
Join the Canning 101 Class @ The Mercantile Co.! Date: - Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00PM Instructor: Jessica McGuire
Come and learn the basics about Small Batch Canning. Methods include water bath, steam and pressure ; using 3 different tomato recipes. This is a hands-on food preservation workshops. The price of the class includes multiple recipe variations and instructions with the opportunity to make 3 of the recipes. All ingredients, packing supplies and handouts are included in the price of the class. Produce will be provided by Cane Creek Farm LLC & refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and preregistration is a must.