Week One of CSA 2022, plus the June Hamper!

Rain Guage - Week One of CSA 2022, plus the June Hamper!

Hello Knuckle Down Farm friends,

Our first vegetable share pick-up of the CSA season is upon us!

Here are some things you need to know:

Farm Pick-up time is Tuesday June 14, anytime between 3pm and 7pm at 251 Anderson Island Rd. [google maps link] If you can’t make it, please arrange an alternative time with me. Lately some replies to my messages have been ending up in my spam folder, so if you don’t hear back, please text or call 647 928-5253.

Once again we will continue with the market style pick-up but with a few modifications. Greens and other loose items will be bagged or bunched or divided into pint containers to make everything a little quicker and easier. As always, I recommend washing everything before eating it, although nothing is sprayed, it did come straight from the field and although we use water to cool everything nothing is triple-washed like the ready to eat greens you find in the grocery store!

When you arrive, if someone else is already here collecting their veggies, please let them finish so everyone can have plenty of space.

Don’t forget to bring a bag or cooler or basket to carry your vegetables home in.

I will be near the table to explain everything to any new members, so don’t worry if you are unsure!

Sometimes, the first few weeks of the CSA it is a struggle to find enough to put into the shares, but this year I am happy to say we are more than ready for you. All the rain we have had has provided us with an abundance of beautiful vegetables and I can’t wait to share them with you.

We even have carrots, which is a first for Knuckle Down this early in the Season. Way back in february I mentioned that we were trying a little early greenhouse carrot experiment, well, success!

If you are following along, but are not a CSA member, we do have some lovely items listed on the Homegrown Hamper webstore [link], so if you are in the area and need to get your hands on some greens, you still have ’till 9pm tonight to order.

And to my members, I’m looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow,

— Jenny

What to expect in your share (always subject to last minute change!)

🥬 Lettuce
🥕 Carrots
🍃 Spinach
⚾ Hakurei Turnips
🌱 Mustard Greens
🥬 Pac Choi
🌱 Green Onions
🔴 Radishes
🌿 Parsley