Howdy folks and welcome to week six of your Tumbleweed Farm share. We hope you enjoyed last weeks harvest and have made room in your refrigerators for more farm fresh bounty. We've absolutely loved seeing all the instagram photos (#tumbleweedfarmcsa) and emails from folks cooking up a storm. It's so fun to see the lovely meals you all are creating!
This week we are harvesting summer squash and zucchini for the first time this season. It's exciting and officially feels like summer now that the fields are abundant with squash blossoms! The peas are back and sweeter than ever and the fresh garlic is absolutely delicious right now. The propagation house has quickly filled up again with our fall brassicas--broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collards and kohlrabi are taking up most of the space. And again--we apologize for the devastation with the spring broccoli plants. We're hopeful that the fall plantings will prove to be abundant.
This week we'll harvest almost all of our garlic--3,360 lovely heads! And while you're receiving fresh garlic again this week the majority of it is curing in the barn and will be popping up in your boxes in a few short weeks. This season the garlic is bigger and more beautiful than in previous years and we are really proud of the harvest.
We're gearing up for another hot week here at Tumbleweed. Irrigating and weeding are taking up a lot of our time these days and there is another big day of seeding and transplanting ahead of us this week. The farm is officially at capacity with plants and it's already time to till under sections that have already been in production and make room for the fall transplants. It's amazing how quickly this season is passing. The future is looking bright though---tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, watermelons and potatoes are all looking healthy and we're excited to have those tasty gems to look forward to in the weeks to come. In the meantime, we hope you all enjoy this weeks harvest.
Happy cooking everyone!
T & A
- Head Lettuce--Green and Red varieties
- Fresh Garlic--store in the fridge
- Zucchini/summer squash
- Easter Egg Radishes--remove the greens and store them separately so the radishes stay crisp
- Turnips--store the greens separately
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Snow Peas