Heat waves, thunderstorms and garlic scapes: welcome summer

ON FARM CSA MEMBERS

Thanks to everyone for making week one of the CSA go so smoothly! I hope you have been enjoying lots of salad in this hot weather.

We have been busy in the field with the last big push to get all of our summer crops in the ground. Almost all of our squash and pumpkins are out now, although they are a little squashed for space, there is a chance I started too many because there are just too many delicious varieties to choose from!

Courtney and Kim encouraged me to start some sweet corn, because who doesn’t love corn? It often gets left behind because I can’t find the space for it, fingers crossed we can squeeze it in somewhere this year. Obviously I am going to need a bigger garden!

The first planting of zucchini and our early cukes are coming along fast and fingers crossed for peas, maybe as early as next week thanks to that downour we just enjoyed. Hooray for rain, no amount of irrigation has quite the same beautiful effect on the garden.

This week we will be celebrating garlic scapes. Pesto for everyone! I made one using mint, parsley and persian basil and I must say it was divine. If you have a favourite recipe feel free to share it and I will pass it along next week.

I’m also excited because we have some extra early carrots and beets from the greenhouse this week. Growing carrots in our heavy clay soil is always a bit of a challenge, so I hope you enjoy eating them as much as we enjoyed harvesting them.

See you tomorrow between 4pm and 7pm!

 

TORONTO CSA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Toronto, I know you love garlic scapes too! I am considering doing a delivery this Thursday if there is enough interest (I know it is last minute). If you are interested in a June box please send me an email and I will get you the details. I only have a limited supply, so please let me know as soon as possible!

 

 

Sincerely,
Jenny

This week’s FARM Share:

  • Lettuce
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Green Onions
  • Carrots or Beets
  • Kale
  • Bok Choi
  • Salad Turnips (sorry they are a little ugly, flea beetles strike again)
  • Assorted Herbs

Puddle Jumping

GARLIC SCAPES

PLANTS I GUESS