Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This Week's Shares -- Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (Week 10)

Vegetables
Beans
Cukes
Peppers
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Red skin potatoes
Beets
Red onions
Eggplant
Melon
Choice of ground cherries or cherry tomatoes 
Sweet corn (maybe). 
Tomatillos (Extra)
Assorted hot peppers (Extra)
Scallions (Premium Share)
Choice of kale, chard or dandelion greens (Premium Share)
Choice of an herb -- parsley or lemon/Thai basil (Premium Share)

Fruit
Cantaloupe - 1
Donut Peaches - 2lbs each
Plums- 1 lb


Mushrooms
(Full Share Only)

Nebrodini
Velvet Pioppini

Microgreens
(Full Share Only)
Sunflower Shoots

Radish Shoots (Living Tray) - 2nd share

Eggs

Monday, August 12, 2019

Letter from John Krueger (Week 10)

Hi Everyone, 

So the weather continues to be excellent for both plants and humans! If this keeps up it will be a Circle Brook Farm update record for consecutive weeks without complaining about the weather! Maybe I should call the Guinness Book of World records folks- I understand they’ll certify just about anything if there’s enough money in it. There are strong storms forecast for tomorrow, so we’ll have to wait and see how that goes. In the meantime we have lots of nice produce heading your way!

We are back in business on the lettuce front, at least for this week. We still have an ample supply of cukes and eggplant and there are literally tons of tomatoes. We are moving in to some different varieties with the string beans. Two heirloom types are beginning to produce heavily- Dragon Langerie (a purple streaked wax bean) and the Rattlesnake bean (a purple streaked green pole bean). Rattlesnake beans, also known as Preacher beans down south, are quite sweet and tender enough to eat raw. They can be served as a crudité vegetable where their beautiful coloration can be appreciated, since it fades away with cooking. If memory serves I promised sweet corn for this week, but it is not quite certain that there will be enough to go around. The first planting came up a little sparse. We have many plantings behind this which seem to be catching up to each other, so corn will be abundant soon.

The share for this week will be: Beans, cukes, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, red skin potatoes, beets, red onions, eggplant, melon, choice of ground cherries or cherry tomatoes and sweet corn (?). For: extras there will be tomatillos and assorted hot peppers. Premium members will also receive scallions, choice of kale, chard or dandelion greens and choice of an herb (parsley or lemon/Thai basil).
Enjoy! 
Farmer John

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This Week's Shares -- Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (Week 9)

Vegetables
Beans
Leeks
Potatoes
Peppers
Kale (X2 for Premium Share)
Eggplant
Red cabbage
Rainbow carrots
Tomatoes
Melons
Cucumbers 
Choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries
Summer squash (Premium Share)
Choice of an herb (Premium Share)
Hot peppers  (extra) 
Tomatillos (extra)

Fruit
Cantaloupe melons - 1
Nectarines- 2 lbs

Mushrooms
(Full and Half Shares)
Brown clamshell 
Maitake

Microgreens
(Full and Half Shares)

Pea Shoots
Sunflower Shoots (2nd bag)

Eggs

Chicken