Farm News – July 4, 2022

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hello Folks, I hope you all had a pleasant Independence Day and a relaxing long weekend.  Of course, here on the farm our weeks do not end – there is just too much work to be done.   Although it is officially summer now, we have some wonderful spring onions for you this week.  These are a sweet, heirloom variety – Ailsa craig – which we send with the tops still attached.  Some of the greens can be used like scallions, or you can use them to make a soup stock.  They are not good keepers, so keep them in the fridge and use them within a week or two.  

We still have plenty of peas, mostly Sugar snap type.  We hope to squeeze one more round out the vines for next week.  We also have more broccoli for you as well as Napa (Chinese) cabbage.  Cukes and zukes continue to abound and we are starting to bring in quite a bit of eggplant.  If you do not get eggplant this week, it will be in your share next round.  We will also have peppers and sweet corn starting soon.

The share for this week will be:  Peas, Swiss chard, lettuce, cucumbers, summer squash, beets, broccoli, Napa cabbage, sweet onions, basil, and choice of a second herb and possibly eggplant.  There will be some kohlrabi as an “extra.”  Premium shares will also include radicchio and kale.

We are taking a break with the fruit, as we wait for more local tree fruit to become available. No fruit share this week.

Enjoy!  Farmer John

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