Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CSA for July 13th, 2010

We've delayed the start of CSA one week, because nothing was growing very well. On the eve of the first share: a huge downpour over-night, making us and the veggies muddy and damp. So, for all our shareholders, we've washed the spinach and the mesclun mix, but I would definitely give it another rinse!!

Linda Boys had a beautiful addition to this weeks' boxes! She came through with gorgeous spinach, awesome mesclun mix and some beautiful tatsoi! Not enough tatsoi for everybody, but it's an awesome start to the season! The tatsoi (also known as Tah Tsai) can be used in salads or stir fries, or just steamed like you might use Swiss chard or beet greens. If it's a little wilted, just stand it in water and it will bounce back nicely! The little spinach leaves in the bag - that's ours. The big fat gorgeous leaves are hers; don't know how she does it! Our neighbour Lillian Weber supplied the saskatoons; we may be her only customer this year - saskatoons, and especially organic saskatoons, have been a hard crop the last few years, very prone to rust and a few other diseases in the wet spring weather. Her u-pick will not open at all this year, so we're very fortunate to have this little pick!

So in your boxes this week:

FULL SHARES: 3 lbs Warba potatoes, 1 tatsoi, 1 bag of spinach, 1 bag of mesclun mix, a bundle of green onions, 2 bundles of basil, 1 sprig French oregano, 2 pints raspberries and one pint saskatoons.

PART SHARES: 2 lbs. Warba potatoes, 1 bag spinach, 1 bag mesclun mix, 1 bundle of green onions, two bundles of basil, a sprig of French oregano, two pints raspberries and one pint saskatoons.



  1. I wish I was close enough to participate, your items sound very tasty. Hope it all works out as you hope.

  2. We grew Tatsoi for the first time this year, and love it! So easy to use in place of any chard or spinach. Ours has all since bolted with the heat, so I'm envious you have it now.