2018 Harvest 8

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Howdy folks and welcome to harvest week 8. We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July holiday and hopefully got to grill up some of the bounty with your family and friends. This coming week we've got more delicious veggies heading your way and we're excited to share more of the early summer flavors with you. Up first--we cannot be more thrilled with how the garlic performed this year. The heads are large, the flavor is pungent, and it's hands down the best harvest we've had in the 6 years that we've been growing it in Oregon. 

Things are getting toasty out in the field which means some things will be happier than others. We're continuing to move irrigation around all day long which is a part time job in of itself. Luckily, we installed a pump in the early spring and the pressure is freaking amazing! 

Fingers are crossed that carrots will return to the boxes next week and potatoes are not far behind. Cucumbers should be making their seasonal debut in the next couple of weeks too. Enjoy this peas because their season is a short one and it's likely that this may be the last week for them.

Alrighty, that's all the news from the farm. We hope you all have a wonderful week filled with tasty meals and good company to enjoy them with.

Cheers from Tumbleweed!

Your farmers,
A & T

Harvest 8

  1. Garlic
  2. Head Lettuce
  3. Swiss Chard
  4. Radishes (remove the greens right away and store them separately)
  5. Snow Peas
  6. Cilantro
  7. Zucchini/Summer Squash
  8. Leeks
  9. Beets

Recipe Suggestions

  Sesame Ginger Roasted Beets

Sesame Ginger Roasted Beets

2018 Harvest 7

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Howdy folks and welcome to week 7 of your Tumbleweed Farm share. This week it's a very green box! We're happy to finally be swimming in zucchini and peas. It's been a slow start for the zucchini but but with warmer evening temps things are finally catching up and we will be rocking it for most of the season. This week we've got leeks and dill making their seasonal debut and the collard greens are back (one of my favorite greens!)

Things out in the fields are looking good. We're pulling garlic out of the ground and should have some heads appearing in your box weekly starting very soon. The next round of carrots is slow to size up but we're hoping to get some to you in the next few weeks. Aside from that, there isn't a lot of news to report from the farm (which we count as a blessing!) 

We hope you all have a wonderful July 4th and hopefully get to throw some of these veggies on the grill to celebrate.

Cheers to the harvest!

Your farmers,
A & T

Harvest 7

  1. Turnips (remove the greens and store separately)
  2. Iceberg lettuce
  3. Mizuna
  4. Collard Greens
  5. Leeks
  6. Dill
  7. Kohlrabi
  8. Snow Peas
  9. Sugar Snap Peas
  10. Zucchini

Recipe Suggestions

2018 Harvest 6

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Howdy folks and welcome to harvest week 6. We hope you enjoyed last weeks veggies and are loving this cooler weather we're experiencing this week. I know yesterday was a hot one but it's looking pretty darn mild for the foreseeable forecast. Perfect cooking weather! This coming week we're happy to debut the first harvest of sugar snap peas, green cabbage, scallions, purple kohlrabi, Chioggia beets (which have a candy cane stripe appearance when sliced open) and a "teaser" of zucchini. The zucchini and summer squash is just coming on so there's just a little bit this week but pretty soon the abundance will be grater. As for the Chioggia beets, they're perfect when eaten raw (just slice them into thin rounds and add them to salad or dip into hummus). And a tip when you cook them, just add a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar which will help them keep their color.

Things at the farm are looking pretty darn great these days. The cucumbers are looking good but we're still a few weeks out from harvest. The potatoes are starting to flower which means we'll start harvesting those puppies in the near future (maybe 3 weeks). I can't believe I'm even going to mention it (it feels too soon) but the winter squash plants are looking healthier than ever. Unfortunately, we lost a portion of our sweet potatoes and melons due to a very late (and unexpected) frost just over a week ago. Aside from those devastations we're hopeful that the summer bounty will continue to thrive.

As always, we're so thankful to have you all be a part of our Tumbleweed Farm family. Thanks for taking the risk to join a CSA and for riding this crazy wave with us. You guys rule!

Cheers to the harvest!

Your farmers,
A & T

Harvest 6

  1. Romaine Lettuce
  2. Purple Kohlrabi 
  3. Green Cabbage
  4. Kale
  5. Scallions
  6. Broccoli 
  7. Radishes (remove the greens and store separately) 
  8. Sugar Snap Peas 
  9. Chioggia Beets (remove the greens and store separately)

Recipe Suggestions

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