|Michele brought daughter Anna along to help pick raspberries|
at 6 AM! A little chilly and dewy in the berry patch!
Farmer Man will be meeting our CSA families solo today because I will selling our lovely goats milk soaps and natural body care at Cruise Night at Global Market. And, our right-hand gal Michele has to leave early for a doctor's appointment. Makes for a busy day because we have to get everything done early. Raspberry picking started at 6 AM today (thanks, Michele!). I've had all the crates laid out and labeled by 7:15 AM. The goats are going to get milked a little early and then it is into the bean patch for me!
Included in each basket today is a little sheet from Swift Mix. This is a local company producing gluten-free, dairy-free mixes for cupcakes, pizza dough and pancakes. Easy as anything to make, a great stash for the pantry for the coming winter! I've had a chance, at the Global Market, to sample the chocolate cupcakes and they were fabulous! If anyone is interested, we can get together a group order and have pick up at one of our CSA meetings! Love to support small, local start-up businesses, especially when they have such a nice product! Check out Sarah's website here.
Those of you who were members last year know it wasn't a good carrot year. Many gardeners around the area experienced extremely poor germination. Well, this is looking like a good carrot year - and first dig was today! Also an awesome treat today, for some members, is a nice pick of tomatoes from Evelyn and Menno's hot house! Everyone will get some sooner or later - be patient! Our growing partners Amanda and Ed came through with another round of beautiful cabbage! For the Single Shares today, the beans are a beautiful 'Golden Child' filet bean - a wee, skinny bean always tender and sweet!
So in the boxes today:
FULL SHARES: Onions, cabbage, 'Red Sails' leaf lettuce, 'Grand Rapids' leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, carrots, 'Norland' new potatoes, 'Red Mammoth' raspberries, ;Boyne' raspberries, tomatoes and a bag of mixed beans.
PART SHARES: Onions, cabbage, 'Red Sails' leaf lettuce, 'Grand Rapids' leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, carrots, 'Norland' new potatoes, 'Red Mammoth' raspberries, 'Boyne' raspberries, tomatoes, mixed bag of beans.
SINGLE SHARES: Onions, cabbage, 'Red Sails' leaf lettuce, 'Grand Rapids' leaf lettuce, carrots, 'Norland' new red potatoes, s pints 'Boyne' raspberries, golden filet beans.