CSA Week 3 and making a trip to Dufferin Grove

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Hello Knuckle Down Farm friends,

What a relief to get some rain and this lovely cool day after that rather unpleasant week.

With our heavy clay soil, the hot dry weather turns the soil surface to concrete and transplanting suddenly requires a pick axe. Not to mention that weeds become un-pullable and the farmers get heat stroke!

Thankfully, with a little rain, the soil returns to soil: cabbages, lettuce and bok choi were planted, weeds were pulled and I even almost had a time to finish trellising the greenhouse tomatoes in the evening when the sun was low.

Despite the heat, the Peas are abundant and we should have a choice of Sugar Snap or Shelling Peas this week at the CSA and both of our Markets. Speaking of which, Toronto folks, we will be coming to the Dufferin Grove Market this week for our monthly visit! We even have some things listed on the webstore if you can’t make it out in person (delivery orders are due by noon tomorrow), although I would be very happy to see your faces of course.

Our first Stirling Market this past Friday had a festive feel, thank-you for making our first week back such a success, it was lovely to see everyone out.

In other news, some of you may know that I am on the board of Harvest Hastings and thanks to Peter’s fantastic photography I get to be on the cover! You can check it out here online, and once we have some printed I will have lots of copies to share.

Last but not least, one of our CSA members wondered about starting a private facebook group so people could share recipes and other vegetable tips, if you are interested let me know tomorrow and I will get that set-up right away. In the meantime, I saw this recipe and it seemed like the perfect one for our shares this week, so I have to share the link even though I haven’t had a chance to make it yet.

Perhaps some of you will get to it before I do!

— Jenny

This Week’s Share:

🌱 Garlic Scapes
☮️ Peas
🥬 Lettuce
🚀 Arugula
🥬 Collard Greens
🍎 Salad Turnips
🌱 Green Onions
🌿 Herbs