CSA Share- Week 2

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* This is an example of a FULL share, a HALF share will be half the amount

CSA share- Week 1

Due to the heat- Our Bok Choy has already gone to seed, which means that last week was the only time you will be receiving it until the fall.  This is a risk with some Spring crops that are not heat tolerant.

What is Bolting?

Bolting refers to a plant producing an elongated stalk with flowers.  This primarily happens with plants that are grown for their leaves such as kale, lettuce, spinach, and bok choy just to name a few.  Though this is a natural part of the their evolutionary cycle, premature going to seed is often an issue during the spring to summer weather transition.  As plants bolt their leaves turn bitter, because all of their energy goes to producing their flowers and seeds.  Though these leaves are past their prime they can be slightly cooked to cut their bite.

Bolting may occur for any number of reasons.  This may happen earlier than desired because of a rapid increase in temperature, an increase in daylight hours, too much water, too little water, an increase in soil temperature, or many other environmental stressors.

CSA share-Week 2

Kale, Scallions, Kohlrabi or Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach, and Swiss chard, and Radishes.

U-Pick-

Strawberries (pint for half share, quart for full share), Herbs (Chives, Oregano, Dill), Arugula (all you want)

*Peas- We hope will be ready by Friday!

STOCKING UP-

You can pick extra Kale for $2.00/lb or Spinach for $4.00/lb.  They are marked at half their market value!  Greens can easily be blanched and frozen in gallon or quart Ziploc bags to be enjoyed all throughout the winter.  Now is the time to put away food for later.  They are great for soups, smoothies and many other uses.

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