CSA Harvest 6-16-15

6-16-15 CSA

Tim says: Millsap Farms’ Summer CSA Delivery Day!! Hooray!!!!! Not only do we enjoy a Full Vegetable Share, a Fruit Share, a Goat Cheese Share, and NOW… a Bread Share! Today we got Lettuce, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Zephyr Squash, Kale, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Radishes, Beets, Cilantro, Basil, Delicious Blueberries, Red Pepper Queso Fresco (Goat Cheese), and a Loaf of Parmesan-Peppercorn Bread. Make your reservations now to enjoy a meal with us!

Farm News:

We have been a bit soggy around the farm here lately!  All the water is great for our crops and also great for the weeds.  Because we have gotten so much rain this spring, we are seeing a little bit of disease on some of our crops, like some brown slimy rot on the bottoms of lettuce and purple splotch on our onions and garlic. These bulb plants are ready to be harvested – we have onions curing in the greenhouse and garlic hanging in the barn. The plant disease doesn’t affect taste or edibility on onions, but it probably will reduce the amount of time we can store them without problems.  So expect to get a decent amount of onions and garlic over the next few weeks! Speaking of onions – we tried a new thing this year and put our onions on plastic mulch.  We have starting using more biodegradable plastic mulch in our fields, particularly with longer-lived crops like onions, kale, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.  Plastic mulch reduces our weeding time significantly, conserves moisture, and warms the soil to help plants grow quicker in the spring.  We really like the biodegradable option because it breaks down in our fields. We just recently switched to a corn based plastic, which breaks down even faster (something we are still getting used to!)  ~Kimby

 

What’s in your shares today:

 

Full Shares:

Head Lettuce

Cucumber

Zucchini or Zephyr Squash

Kale or Celery Choice

Red Candy Onions

Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant OR Fennel Choice

Radishes

Beets

Cilantro

Basil

 

Half Shares:

Head Lettuce

Cucumber

Zucchini or Zephyr Squash

Kale or Celery Choice

Red Candy Onions

Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant OR Fennel Choice

 

Sampler Shares:

Head Lettuce

Cucumber

Zucchini or Zephyr Squash

Kale or Celery Choice

Red Candy Onions

 

Fruit Shares:Blueberries from Ozark Mountain Orchard (conventionally grown)

Egg Share: Providence Farm

Cheese Share: Terrell Creek Red Pepper Queso Fresco

 

Bread Share:Katiemade Parmesan peppercorn

 

There are still kittens available for adoption!

Thanks for choosing us to be your farmers!

 

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