2017 CSAs Start This Week — Knuckle Down News: Week 1!

Jenny holding a Small Share for Week 1Here we are at the beginning of another CSA Season, let the good eating begin!

 

If you’re picking up on the Farm that means:

Tuesday the 20th, between 3pm and 6pm.

251 Anderson Island Road

(44.267286° N, 77.621652° W )

 

For those of you in Toronto:

Thursday 22nd, between 3:30pm and 7:00pm

328 Rusholme Road (in the back yard)

 

If you’re new to our CSA this year, Welcome!

If you’re returning, Welcome Back!

For all of my new members this season, you’ll find the CSA is set-up kind of like a market table but with a menu. We don’t pre-bag or bunch anything (including salad mix) so you’ll want to bring smaller bags or containers as well as a shopping bag, basket or cooler to put everything into.

I’ll try to stay close-by to the table on the farm this week so I can introduce newcomers to the routine and welcome back everyone else in person! In the city I’ll need to be at the Dufferin Market for much of the pickup time, but you’ll find a chalkboard with a list of each item and how much you should take. If you’re confused just ask one of the other friendly members, or come find me at market.

Greens in the green house, bird's eye view

Greens in the greenhouse, worm's eye view

 

Things on the farm are coming along. This week I will have a some family visiting, so lots of extra help to get that first harvest out and ready for you.

Because of the wet wet Spring, this year I filled the greenhouse to the brim when I couldn’t get anything into the field. As a result, there are some beautiful big heads of lettuce ready to be harvested this week, as well as some extra early roots! The garlic is looking beautiful and has just begun to send up scapes, so it is time to dust off those garlic scape pesto recipes.

In between harvests this week I am also hoping to get the tomatoes trellised, some of them already have tiny green tomatoes on them.

Well, I’d better get to it.

Looking forward to seeing many of you this week.

Jenny

 

Some things that may be in your share this week:

  • Lettuce
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Baby Kale
  • Radishes
  • Baby Carrots or Beets
  • Swiss Chard
  • Green Onions
  • Parsley

 

Garlic Scapes Galore!

 

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