Bringing Home the Harvest Week 11

Farm News:

If you need canning tomatoes – contact us! 20lbs of Tomatoes for $30

CSA week 11 2015

Planning for Fall: We’ve been thinking about fall. Sometimes, I confess, wishfully – dreaming of crisp, dry autumn air while picking tomatoes in ninety-five degree heat, trying to breathe air that is stuffy and nearly drinkable. Most of the time, however, we are thinking of it in terms of planning for fall CSA shares. What do we need to do now to put food in boxes later on? Although it’s hard to remember other seasons, imagine anything but Tomatoes Forever, now is the time to plan for the cooler months. We’re working through our fall seeding chart 600 kale and cabbage plants at a time, and the soil dried out enough this week to prepare large areas of ground with compost, fertilizer, and tillage so that when those transplants get big enough, the fields are ready to receive them. It’s easy to miss opportunities for field prep with unpredictable summer thunderstorms! And, even though we’ve started working for fall, the harvesting, cultivating and tending to summer crops has not slowed down one whit. We’re busy. And happy to be so.  – Cammiefall planting

What’s in your Shares:

Full Shares:

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Yellow Onions

Garlic

Eggplant

Basil or Oregano

Peppers (Tinkerbelles, Jalapeños, Anaheims, Pizza Peppers or Bells)

Kohlrabi

Radish or Okra

Bok Choi

Half Shares:

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Yellow Onions

Bell Peppers

Garlic

Basil or Oregano

Celery

Sampler Shares:

Slicing Tomatoes

Kohlrabi

Onions

Garlic

Bell Pepper

Basil or Oregano

Fruit Shares:

Peaches from Bader Farms (conventionally grown)

Bread Share:

Oatmeal Molasses Bread

Cheese Share:

Feta

Announcements:

If you need canning tomatoes – contact us! 20lbs of Tomatoes for $30

Start thinking about getting a Winter CSA veggie share this year!

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July 23rd Thursday Night Pizza Menu

What’s going on?Evening set  Thursday night we are inviting pizza club members to our farm for pizza. Our delicious wood-fired pizzas are cooked in our handmade New Mexico style Horno wood-fired earthen oven at ~800 degrees taking less than 2 minutes to cook. The pizzas are served buffet style where we offer 3 pizzas topped with our seasonal produce, plus a cheese option. Each week we harvest our seasonal fresh organically raised produce and create different kinds of pizzas that also feature other local meats, cheeses, sauces and vegetables. Make your reservations to join us at http://www.jotform.us/form/41184296487162

This week we have Brother Wiley on music

Great photo of the pizza oven

Here the Menu

Bite This

Homemade apple sauce, roasted pork belly, mozzarella, craisins, cranberry pepper cheese, topped with salt wort

Peppery Stone Fruit and Honey

Peaches, mozzarella shallots, a mix of bells and hot peppers, Terrell Creek Pepper Queso and Honey

Eggplant alla Parmigiana

Homemade red sauce, roasted eggplant, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and Parmesan

The Classic Cheese

Homemade red sauce all topped up with cheese

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Free IPM Workshop Wednesday

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Ecological Management of Insects Pests and Diseases in Vegetables Workshop and Field Day Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

8:00 – 8:30 A.M.: REGISTRATION 8:30 – 8:45 A.M.: Welcome and introductions

8:45 – 9:45 A.M. Mr. Patrick Byers : Disease or Deficiency How to Differentiate

9:45 – 10:45 A.M.: Dr. Zelalem Mersha: Coping with Bad Weather and Preventing Vegetable Diseases

10:45 – 11:00 A.M BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 A.M. Dr. Jaime Pinero: Farmscaping: enhancing biological control of insect pests

11:45 am – 12:15 P.M.: Mr. Jacob Wilson: – Using trap cropping and mass trapping for insect pest management

12:30 – 1:30 P.M.: NETWORKING LUNCH at Millsap Farm (Lead by ISFOP staff)see below for directions

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.: Dr. Pinero: FIELD DAY with DEMONSTRATIONS OF ECOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT (insectary plants, trap cropping, cover crops, identification of plant diseases and insect pests and beneficials).

2:00 P.M.

Millsap Farm 6593 Emu Ln Springfield, MO 65803 Driving Directions to Millsap Farm Directions: From Springfield, take Highway H/N. Glenstone avenue north. Turn left onto east farm road 68 then left onto Emu Lane.IPM Workshop Flier July 22FINAL

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Summer CSA week 10

Millsap Farms' Summer CSA Delivery Day!!!!! Today in our Bread Share we got a Beautiful Loaf of Greek Olive Bread, in our Cheese Share we got a wonderful cheese called Jackie Blue (how spectacularly regional!), Delicious Peaches in our Fruit Share, and in our Vegetable Share we got Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Garlic, Cucumber, Eggplant, Beets, Carrots, and Fennel. This makes me love summer all the more! — with CurtisandSarah Millsap.

Millsap Farms’ Summer CSA Delivery Day!!!!! Today in our Bread Share we got a Beautiful Loaf of Greek Olive Bread, in our Cheese Share we got a wonderful cheese called Jackie Blue (how spectacularly regional!), Delicious Peaches in our Fruit Share, and in our Vegetable Share we got Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Garlic, Cucumber, Eggplant, Beets, Carrots, and Fennel. This makes me love summer all the more! — with CurtisandSarah Millsap.

Farm News:

The heat index got over 100 degrees yesterday — which we humans didn’t enjoy, but the plants were happy for a day without rain! Although we had four blessedly rain-free days, the past three weeks brought us over 10 inches, which we most definitely did not need! Many of the vegetables are showing signs of stress and some are even succumbing to the unremittingly wet conditions. Vegetable plants take in oxygen through their roots, and with almost three weeks of constant waterlogged soil, many of the smaller roots of our plants have died, leaving them vulnerable and weak. The constantly wet leaves have also been a prime breeding ground for fungal and bacterial diseases as well, which has affected our carrots (rotted in the ground), tomatoes (leaves and vines dying from fungus), and garlic (outer wrapper leaves rotting, instead of drying up into tight white wrappers) Fortunately, we have quite a bit of covered growing, in our greenhouses, high tunnels, and caterpillar tunnels, which has protected at least some of our crops from the extreme wetness. Also, with scores of different crops, and many micro-climates in our fields, we are more resilient than industrial farms. And so we continue working hard, doing everything we can to get great food to you even when Nature makes that difficult. Even in adverse conditions, we consider ourselves blessed to be your farmers.

Thanks, Farmer Curtis

What’s in your Share:

Full Shares:

Eggplant

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicer Tomatoes

Garlic

Cucumber

Onions

Fennel

Carrots

Beets

Half Shares:

Eggplant

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicer Tomatoes

Garlic

Cucumber

Onions

Sampler Shares:

Eggplant

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicer Tomatoes

Garlic

Fruit Share:

Peaches from Bader Farms (conventionally grown)

Bread Share:

Greek Olive Bread

Cheese Share:

Jackie Blue

~Kimby Decker
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Wood-fired Farm Pizza Menu Thursday July 16th

For pizza night this week the weather is supposed to be great, Adam’s Blvd will be here with music, and here is the menu.  Get your reservations at http://www.jotform.us/form/41184296487162
Summer’s Here
Cottage Cheese, Bader peaches, Terrell Creek Feta, fresh basil, reduced balsamic vinegar  
Margerita Pizza
Homemade red sauce, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olives, basil
Latitude 37
(When we lived in NM, we used to frequent Costilla just to go to the best little restaurant called Latitude 37.  They made a salad along these lines)
Garlic Olive Oil, mozzarella, Millsap Apples, Carter Bacon, Kale, Blue Cheese
The Classic Cheese
Homemade red sauce all topped up with cheese
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Pizza Menu for the special Friday and Saturday night Pizza Club this weekend

The Sharp Blue Beet

Olive oil, roasted beets, Terrell Creek goat chevre, sharp white cheddar, Ozark Mountain blueberries and rosemary

Honest and Good
Homemade red sauce, mozzarella, summer squash, onions, cherry tomatoes, olives, basil and Terrell Creek Feta
 
Creamy Sausage and Fennel
Homemade white cream sauce, Fontina cheese, pasture raised sausage, roasted garlic, fresh fennel and Mozzarella
The Classic Cheese
Homemade red sauce all topped up with cheese
Remember due to weather we canceled our normal Thursday night pizza club, but we scheduled 2 super special weekend pizza nights.
So for this week only you can come either Friday or Saturday nights! Cindy Woolf is providing the music Friday and Poa Annua (bluegrass band) Saturday.
Reservations can be made at http://www.jotform.us/form/41184296487162
Hope to see you this weekend!
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Pizza Club Friday and Saturday Night This week

What’s going on?

image by Nate Luke

image by Nate Luke

The weather is looking better Friday and Saturday.  So both nights 6-9ish we are inviting pizza club members to our farm for pizza. Our delicious wood-fired pizzas are cooked in our handmade New Mexico style Horno wood-fired earthen oven at ~800 degrees taking less than 2 minutes to cook. The pizzas are served buffet style where we offer 3 pizzas topped with our seasonal produce, plus a cheese option. Each week we harvest our seasonal fresh organically raised produce and create different kinds of pizzas that also feature other local meats, cheeses, sauces and vegetables. We will provide water, and have a few drinks for sale, but feel free to bring a drink of choice to accompany your meal, byob. We have a limited number of tables, so bring along chairs, or a picnic blanket to sit on. While you’re here, feel free to check out the rest of the farm, but please be respectful, stay in paths, keep an eye on your kids and treat the animals with care. We love what we do, and we love to share it with others.

If you would like to join us for our special Bonus Friday or Saturday Millsap Farm Pizza Club nights, please sign up for reservations here. http://form.jotform.us/form/41184296487162As long as there is still room, you are welcome to come, sometime it sells out. If you need to reach us Sarah cell is 417-773-1989. Adults are $12, Kids 4-12 years $5, 3 and under are free, All tickets reservations are made online,
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kids at pizza night
Friday Cindy Woolf will be sharing the live music.
Saturday the young and talented bluegrass band Poa Annua will be sharing their talents

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Bringing Home the Summer CSA Harvest week 7

Hello friends & family of the Millsap Farm! It was quite the week here at the farm from a farmhand perspective, which could be summarized in three words: tomatoes, onions, and rain! Lots and lots of rain! As you probably know (or imagine) there was still a lot of productive indoor projects undertaken despite the rain; such as harvesting tons of tomatoes, organizing and sorting mountains of onions, & of course many other necessary maintenance activities of living greenhouses I’m still unfamiliar to. I always enjoy when I am assigned a task that sheds light on a different aspect of the farm previously unknown to me, which seems to happen every other day. It’s like an onion! Every week I am able to peel another layer off and understand a bit more of the Millsap Farm and the adventures that go on here. I’m not sure if the middle layers of an onion are any better than the outer layers, but that’s the best veggie analogy I’ve got. Seriously though, the Millsaps (the family) have built and shaped the farm activities for the community, which is all of you. So I thank you for being awesome and supportive to the Millsap Farm and family, which has provided me an exceptional summer season thus far. Cheers! -Lucas, Summer Intern

What’s in your Shares:

Full (or Whole) Shares:

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Yellow Onions

Basil

Kohlrabi

Cucumber

Eggplant

Squash (Zucchini or Zephyr)

Bell Peppers

Celery

Half Shares:

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Yellow Onions

Basil

Kohlrabi

Cucumber

Eggplant

Sampler Shares:

Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing Tomatoes

Yellow Onions

Basil

Bell Pepper

Fruit Share:

Blackberries from Castons Blueberry Farm in Onia, AR (conventionally grown)

Bread Share:

Italian Table Bread

Cheese Share:

Big Bluff Tomme

Full newsletter is here summer csa 2015 week 7

Millsap Farms' Summer CSA Delivery Day!!!! Today, in our Fruit Share we got Delicious Blackberries, Italian Table Bread in our Bread Share, Big Bluff Tomme in our Goat Cheese Share, and in our Vegetable Share we got Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Basil, Kohlrabi, a Cucumber, Eggplant, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Celery.... and BEAUTIFUL Flowers!  What a lovely surprise! Unexpected Flowers! That really made my day! (Photo taken in the rain) By Tim Caldwell

Millsap Farms’ Summer CSA Delivery Day!!!! Today, in our Fruit Share we got Delicious Blackberries, Italian Table Bread in our Bread Share, Big Bluff Tomme in our Goat Cheese Share, and in our Vegetable Share we got Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Basil, Kohlrabi, a Cucumber, Eggplant, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Celery…. and BEAUTIFUL Flowers!
What a lovely surprise! Unexpected Flowers! That really made my day!
(Photo taken in the rain) By Tim Caldwell

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Contra Dance Tonight

We are excited to host our first family friendly Contra/Country dance TONIGHT July 3rd.  Gloria Johnson Scarlet will be the caller making it easy for new or inexperienced participants.  You can expect large circle or line dances and a a few more traditional contra dances toward the end.

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We will be dancing outside on the front lawn so wear comfy shoes and clothes.  We will dance from 7 to 9.  Feel free to come at 6:45 and stay to 10.

The Shortleaf Band will be providing music for the evening.   Michael Fraser is a founding member of Shortleaf Band and Tenley Hansen joined in on all the fun in 2005.  We are looking forward to sharing all of this fun with you all.

$3 each and a family max of $15 kids 4 and under are free.

So bring along a dessert to share, we will have plenty of water and some Lemonade, see you here!

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Pizza night canceled, flooding out our way

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July 2nd pizza night is canceled see you next week

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