Farm News – June 27, 2022

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hi Everyone, I need to keep it brief this time, because I must get back out in the field to get some planting done. I am almost finished with sowing the winter squash – just two varieties of acorn to go! I will be planting sweet corn and cucumbers later this evening. I like to plant late in the day, just after we till the beds. The seeds then have the night to soak up the humidity in the soil before the sun begins to dry out the surface. Tomorrow I will make the second planting of beets and the third planting of carrots.

I lied last week when I promised sugar snap peas- we were still heavy on the English, and these do not hold their sweetness as well. Hopefully, none of you tried to eat the pods! We will definitely have the edible pod types for you this round. We also are bringing in a lot of cucumbers from the greenhouses, so the Friday groups enjoyed some of these. We should have enough for everyone this week. We also have broccoli coming in strong, so we will hold off on the Napa cabbage until next time. For greens we have kale and one more bunch of spinach, as well as a double dose of lettuce again. We have some lovely red skin turnips, so we will offer them as a choice with the salad turnips. Scallions, aka green onions are the allium of the week.

The share for this week will be: Lettuce, kale, peas, summer squash, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, choice of red skin or salad turnips, scallions, choice of an herb (or two) – cilantro, dill, parsley, marjoram, or summer savory. Premium shares will also include escarole or frisée and fennel.

The fruit share for this week will be: cherries and blueberries

Enjoy! Farmer John

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