Prospect Heights CSA Newsletter
Week 8 – July 30, 2014
In this issue:
- Pickup #8 Information
- Reserve Your Spot for the Windflower Farm Trip
- The Weekly Challenge — Using It All
- A la carte Dairy Orders
- News from Ted
A la carte dairy order due
Deadline to reserve space
for Windflower Farm Trip
Windflower Farm Trip
This Week’s Pickup: Week B
See emailed newsletter for location.
Lewis Waite bread and a la carte
REMEMBER: If you are an A week share member who paid for a Lewis Waite bread order or a flower share, you will need to come and get your delivery this week, or else your order will be donated at the end of the shift to the food pantry…
Reserve Now for the Windflower Farm Trip
The weekend of AUGUST 23-24!
Weekly Challenge – How to Use it All…
Oh yes, they are coming in ever larger numbers and in all those fabulous varieties. What to do, what to do? Here are some great ideas:
More beets and cabbage?
And for those who still haven’t gotten around to using their beets and cabbage, here are some easy suggestions:
Cabbage Slaw with Fruit (perhaps those blueberries?)
A la Carte Dairy Orders for Specialty Products
In addition to regular dairy share items, Milk Not Jails offers greek and flavored yogurts, kefir, cheese and more from the seven family farms they serve. You can place your order here. The deadline is August 4th at 8pm and your farm-fresh dairy order will be delivered for pick-up on August 14th.
This year, MNJ have added some Catskill creameries that make beautiful cheeses and ferments you cannot find anywhere else in NYC! And this month they have some new items from Tonjes Dairy. They will be adding more items throughout the season, so please let them know what you are hungry for and they will work with the dairy farmer network to find it!
You may email MNJ directly with questions or requests at firstname.lastname@example.org you can call them at (917) 719-6455.
News from Ted at Windflower Farm
· Sweet Peppers
· Bok Choy, Purple Kale or Yukina Savoy
· Sweet Yellow Onions
· Sweet Corn or Snap Beans
Fruit shareholders will be getting Yonder Farm’s peaches (Tuesday) and blueberries (Thursday).
Save the date: The annual Open House at Windflower Farm will be held on the weekend of August 23-24. Details to come.
My oldest son, a young hired man, and I have begun building a small equipment barn – a shed, really – and my nephews have come to work with us. Their dad was raised on a dairy farm, but they’re suburban kids. They are twins, and they are headed off to college this fall where they will both study engineering. A small barn seemed like a good starter project. We poured the footings late last week, and will erect the posts and girts this week or next. If all goes according to plan, we’ll have the building completed before our open house next month, which would be great because putting our equipment and supplies inside would really improve the look of the place.
Here’s a list of other things we’d like to accomplish this week. Weed the fall beets and carrots; weed the pathways between the peppers, chiles, eggplants and squash beds; harvest the garlic and the early onions; finish trellising the grapes; mow the paths between the blueberries; mow down the old strawberry foliage and the weedy edges of all the fields; irrigate the crops grown on mulch; field-seed greens and French Breakfast and Watermelon radishes; and, of course, harvest, wash and deliver this week’s vegetables and cut flowers.
Have a great week, Ted