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CSA 2015 – Week 6

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What’s in the box?

Sweet cherries, raspberries, kale, lettuce, broccoli, snow peas

  • We are thankful for the support & encouragement we received from our CSA members last week. Most were very understanding, and happy for sweet cherries, even if they were cracked & damaged from the rain. We continue to pick some sweet cherries – since the rain the other weekend, the weather has been dry & we have been able to salvage some fruit. The cracked cherries rot quickly, and where the crop is bigger & the cherries are touching each other, the rot spreads rapidly.

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Where the crop is lighter & the cherries less plentiful, there is not as much ruined fruit. We applied fungicides to try to stop the fruit from spoiling as well. Without these sprays there would be no edible fruit at all!

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So there will be cherries in your CSA share and probably of a better quality than last week – but still expect to find some cracked ones too!

  • The raspberries have ripened very well & we will harvest an abundance this week. Everyone gets raspberries in their box! There will even be extras available to purchase if anyone wants more.

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  • Kale has always been considered a fall crop on our farm. But we know that many of you are big kale fans & have asked for it sooner, so here it is! Expect a bunch of fresh kale in your share this week.
  • Lettuce, broccoli & snow peas continue to produce. Your broccoli may be …

… a beautiful head of broccoli,

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… or some broccoli florets. These grow after the primary head of broccoli is harvested – sort of bonus broccoli!059

… or broccoli stems (also called baby broccoli).

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While the various broccoli may look different, they all taste great!

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For our farmers’ market customers …

We will have cherries at the markets this week – some from our own trees & some that we have purchased from a neighbour.

 

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One thought on “CSA 2015 – Week 6

  1. Eww cherry rot…Not cool cherries. I didn’t know there were different kinds of broccoli! Your blog is so great. 🙂

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