Here is what Tim has to say about his share “Today we got our Vegetable, Fruit, Chicken and Beef Shares through our Millsap Farms’ CSA!!!!!! WOW is our refrigerator and freezer going to be full!!! Today we received a Pikes Peak Roast, 2 Ribeye Steaks, 2 Sirloin Steaks, 10lbs of Ground Beef, 4 Whole Chickens, Blueberries, Onions, Parsley, Yellow Squash, Bok choy, a Head of Lettuce, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Kale, and Cucumbers. No Hormones, No Antibiotics, Non GMO Seeds, No Pesticides, LOCALLY RAISED and PRODUCED. Delivered to our door! We know our Farmers. It doesn’t get any better than this!!!!!”
Summer has arrived! and not just on the calendar. Hot days bring growth in tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, and a decline in Lettuce, Greens, Radishes, and other salad greens. This week we’ll have more squash than we’ve had in a while, as the squash loves hot weather like we’ve been having. On the other hand, the heat slows down the lettuce, and makes it want to bolt, so we’ll have a gap in head lettuce this week. We’ve got lots more in the field, but it’s not quite harvest size yet, and hopefully it will size up before it decides the heat is too much, and sends up a flower stalk instead of growing more leaves.
In today’s harvest:
Broccoli from Bear Creek Organics, Oceola MO. Our friends are Bear creek grow mostly for wholesale markets, and were glad to provide us with certified organic broccoli this week.
Squash, yellow and zucchini.
Carrots, lots of carrot flavor and sweetness in these Napoli Carrots
Baby Lettuce leaf mix
Boc Choi; great for stir frys or try it in a slaw.
Dill or Parsley or Basil
Whole shares only;
Bell peppers or cucumbers
Enjoy the swimming weather, and hope to see you on the farm sometime soon for pizza night or CSA pickup. We will have tickets for pizza night available at the CSA pickup today. Also, please remember that if you are a Homegrown Food Pickup, they are chronically short on cooler space, so please be sure to pick your share up by Wednesday at 12. After that time, they integrate the shares into their inventory and start selling it unless they hear from you. Brad says they are willing to hold them longer if you let them know you are going to be late, just give them a call. As always, it’s a privilege to be your farmers, thanks for trusting us with your veggies.