Weekly Weed Archive

Week One

June 1, 2011

What was In Your Harvest Basket?

  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Gourmet Lettuce mix
  • Butter Crunch
  • Arugula
  • Endive
  • Bulls Blood
  • Water Cress
  • Broccoli Rab
  • Tokyo Bekana
  • Tat Soi
  • Hakurei Turnips

Fruit Shares, Veggies are our main thing .Offering a fruit share is an exciting new adventure for us. So it’s understandable if you have questions about the new Fruit shares. Fruit shares are an optional add-on, only available to vegetable shareholders. You do get some fruit in your regular veggie share, just not as much or as often as fruit shareholders .Fruit shareholders will always get as least two items in each fruit share (and sometimes three!), but the value of the fruit share may vary slightly from week to week. This gives a little wiggle room to include as much fruit as possible when it is most abundant. It is not always possible to grow fruit here in the Cedar Valley. If you get blossoms and a frost does not kill them then the wind might.We are still going to try but that will take years and there are no fruit growers here now.So we have decided to forage(which I realized we are pretty good at) with the least amount of miles and organic preferred.

This week my husband had to be in California doing a job so local for him he brought us back…

  • Strawberries,pesticide free from Ventura California next to the lemon orchard
  • Lemons, picked by my husband in his brothers grove.Conventionally grown.We know they only spray once a year.
  • Kiwi,from our trip to Northern Ca. we bought these from an organic farmer at the Farmers Market in Sacramento.
  • Apricots, organic and picked just 2 hours south in Logandale Nevada

Sometimes I wonder why I write the Weekly Weed?Is it helpful? Does anyone read it? The answer is obviously yes! Last week I received several emails from returning ,not new Share Holders asking “where was the Weekly Weed and that they were not sure what was in there basket.”

We/I attempt to have this in your basket and or emailed to you by the night of share day or sometimes the morning after.First Share Days are always hectic. Something had to go. I chose to let the newsletter go and have the shares ready instead.

Now I feel bad. What a week for those of you who this was the first week.If previous Share Holders were not sure what was in there share what must you all have been? Besides the peas,spinach and lettuce it might have all been faces you have not seen before.

I would love to hear what you did with your baskets? You will be seeing the Asian greens and turnips again. Then you will actually know what they are and I will give suggestions of what to do with them.

Ideas for Eating,Cutting,Cooking and Keeping:

We recommend that you wash your produce before eating it. Technically, we only “field-rinse” the produce. It is not legal for us to wash produce.

I will not tell you how to store or what to do with your basket I will only hope you are enjoying it and figured out what everything was?

It was the perfect week for Stir Fry or anything Asian infused.We cooked our ground pork,tatsoi, peas and rolled them in the Tokyo Bekana like a lettuce wrap.Bulls Blood (beet tops) and spinach are two of the best tasting smoothies.

We have a recipe exchange on our site. If you have a great recipe, have a new idea or way to use something in your basket please share it.

Besides what is in your basket,

SHARE DATES AND TIMES:

Farm Pick Up : NO pick up today, Wednesday June 8th it will be this SATURDAY JUNE 11th and an event “May Day in June.”We ask Share Holders to bring a salad to share.The 16 weeks after this Saturday will be as was in the agreement, 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday for Farm pick up .And Saturday 9 to noon in Springdale at the Zions Farmers market.Any basket not picked up will be donated at our discretion.

This being the bounteous season we have more shares available then ever. We need,want and would love more Share Holders.Bring them Saturday to visit the farm and find out more about local, sustainable healthier fresh produce.

See you Saturday.

Looking forward to a beautiful season of food,friends and faith that all will flourish.

 

Symbria,Sara and Lynn

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