CSA Spring Share 2014 - Week #10 (10 December/12-13 Dec)


CSA SPRING SHARE WEEK #10 We spied melons the size of golf balls today while weeding!! The first corn planting is hip high.  There are orange tomatoes in the poly-tunnel. We harvested basil for the boxes this week. The zucchini are going bonkers...must be summer.

NOTES ON STORING THE HARVEST Please check out our Vegetable & Fruit page on the website to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies.  We envisage that many of the vegetables you are receiving this week will last for two weeks with careful attention to storing upon arrival. Although we do wash all the greens after harvest, we are washing to take the heat out of the plants and wash away some surface dirt, not to prepare them for consumption.  We also spray a seaweed/herb brew about every ten days.  While this will not harm you, it does have a taste. We do suggest washing your produce prior to eating.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX The following are the items harvested this week.  Items and quantities in your box may vary depending on your harvest day and the total harvest of each crop.  The boxes are completely governed by what is ripe and ready for harvest and how much of it there is.  We endeavor to divide the harvest fairly. 1/4 share: 5-7 items   1/2 share: 8-10 items   Full Share: 10-12 items

Basil Tops Beetroot Broccoli Carrots Garlic Lettuce Onions Perpetual Spinach Zucchini

Extras Romanesco Broccoli Red Cabbage Savoy Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Cucumber English Spinach Summer Squash


We sent a newsletter out with lots of pictures of what's growing.  If you are not on our mailing list, you can view it here.

The Spring push continues as we try to keep up with the weeding and continue to seed crops.  We will begin our Autumn brassica seeding this week.

There are cut flowers and edible flowers available for U-pick. Friday 2-5pm and Saturday 8-11am.  We do have diverse (and not always friendly) fauna so please wear appropriate shoes.

To include edible flowers in the Christmas box, we need help harvesting them.  If you can help on Monday 22 December,  please let us know.

We are finalizing our list for the Summer Share which begins in January.  If you would like to continue receiving veggies, please email to let us know.  We will also send an email about this.

RECIPE SUGGESTIONS Roasted Fennel and White Bean Dip - A great warm dip for holiday parties. Beetroot Dip Broccoli Fritters Zucchini Brownies - This is a great recipe on Kate - The Lunch Lady's site.  Our children and the farm crew love it! Beet and Carrot Salad

You can search our recipes by looking for the key ingredients on our website recipe page.

Please note - Photo is a randomly selected full share box.