Publication – July 19, 2022

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Expensive Pals of the Farm,

Produce: That is week 7 out of an 18 week season. Your luggage will include carrots, radishes, white onions, cucumbers, squash, broccoli, inexperienced beans, and muskmelon.

Fruit: It is a fruit week for the fruit share members. You can be getting Rainier cherries.

Ultimate Funds: Ultimate produce funds are due the primary of September. Statements will exit no later than the tip of subsequent week. In case you have made preparations with us to make month-to-month funds, please proceed to take action. Produce is not going to be delivered if ultimate charges usually are not paid by August 1st. A $25 late payment can be added to your account and produce deliveries is not going to resume till all charges are paid in full. Please keep in mind, you’re supporting an area farm so we are able to keep in enterprise. The climate controls all the things we do!

A CSA membership is non- rerefundable and all charges are due regardless how the season seems.

Cucumbers: Lots of you could be questioning why we’re including pickling cucumbers to your shares. There’s a twofold reply to this! To start with our first few plantings of all crops had been blown out by the wind final Might. Only a few crops survived the fixed howling wind. As an alternative of plowing these these beneath, we stored them. We should not have sufficient slicing cucumbers (those you’re used to getting within the grocery retailer) for everybody to get loads. We’re including the pickling cucumbers to complement this.

My grandmother had a half acre backyard. Completely different members of the family would assist her can produce for the winter. Everybody would go house with one thing, leaving Grandma with 100% of what she wanted for the winter. When it got here to cucumbers, Grandma would solely develop one selection, pickles, and we ate them uncooked in addition to pickled. I don’t typically eat slicing cucumbers due to this. They only don’t style just like the cucumbers I grew up with!

Muskmelon: Many individuals have no idea the distinction between muskmelon and cantaloupe. However there’s a massive distinction, and you’re going to take pleasure in each chew of it! Muskmelon have the identical style as a cantaloupe however they’re stronger and sweeter with a slight “musky” style. The upper the sugar content material, the earlier the melon must be eaten and the explanation you don’t see them on grocery retailer cabinets.

Muskmelon had been initially grown in Egypt alongside the Nile River. They love sandy soil, scorching days, cool nights and a great deal of water. We offer that atmosphere for them right here on the farm. (This farm may be very sandy as a result of we had been on the borderline of the Mud Bowl. In some locations on the farm the bottom degree rose three toes…in others we misplaced floor!) Muskmelon has the identical netting as their cousin however have ridges that run from high to backside. Trace: They’re greatest eaten at room temperature. When you like them chilled, lower them open and allow them to sit for ten minutes. Like a high quality wine, they should breath to reinforce their taste.

Additionally, try the newspaper article under written about our first yr. And sure, I had a mullet and cherished it!

The Monroe’s

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