Farm News – June 6, 2016

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hi Folks! We finally got some rain here at the farm on Sunday, just over an inch.  We need more but are grateful for what we receive.

We have essentially lost the first planting of arugula, broccoli raab, and tatsoi as a result of the dry conditions and the heat wave. It had been under siege from a pernicious pest – the flea beetle – and was covered with an Ag fabric to protect it.  Because it was hidden and because we are so busy with all our other planting I missed seeing that it was beginning to bolt to seed.  We have another planting so perhaps we will have more in a few weeks, if not it is always much better in the fall.  We will try to salvage what we can for this week.

We do have beautiful spinach and lettuces and in the coming weeks there will be Swiss chard, escarole, and frisée.  The garlic scapes are late this year; we should have some next week.  Peas will begin next week as well.  It’s a small first delivery but it will be increasing substantially each week.

The share for this week will be: 2 bunches of spinach, 2 types of lettuce, radishes, arugula or tatsoi and choice of an herb (chervil, garlic chives, or mint). We have sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichoke) that we will offer as an extra.

Enjoy!  Farmer John

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