Fourth Of July Holiday

Greetings from the Farm,We have some new items at the Farm Stand this week! Looking for some dinner inspo? Pick up a sauce by Haven’s Kitchen! We have a variety of flavors in stock, as well as some new ice cream options! Next week is our first hiatus week of the summer, and that means NO FULFILLMENT NEXT WEEK. There will be no delivery or pickup on July 6/7/8. If you are an Every Other Week shareholder you will have an additional hiatus week depending on your grouping. Please refer to your group schedule. The Farm Stand in the Grange will be CLOSED on July 6th and July 8th. The Online Farm Store will be closed this week and will reopen on July 6th.¬†

This Weeks Cycle: The Online Farm Store is CLOSED THIS WEEK! We have our first hiatus week of the season next week: July 6/7/8. The Online Farm Store will reopen July 6th-9th for fulfillment on July 13/14/15.

Quality Control: If you ordered escarole for pickup or delivery this week, it will not be included in your order. When harvesting, things didn’t look quite right (shout out to slugs!) and we decided it wasn’t up to our standards of quality. Those who purchased escarole will be refunded this weekend.

Pies for the Fourth of July: If you ordered a pie for our special Fourth of July pickup, they will be ready on Saturday, July 1st for pickup between 9am-1pm at the Farm Stand. They will not be included in your regular fulfillment. 

Taco Thursday: We have a returning favorite truck today! Our partner Taco Town will be serving up their amazing tacos at the Boathouse from 4pm-6pm. 

What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’ : Got a recipe that you’ve been loving with your Farm Share? Have a family food tradition that’s always a hit at parties? We would love to know! It brings us great joy to see and learn how folks are using our food. If you are open to sharing, please send us your recipe and a photo to have it featured in our Farm Newsletter! If you are comfortable with the recipe being shared on our social media, please include your socials so we can give credit where credit is due!

The Day Gets Away: Forget to pick up your share? If you forget to pick up your order on Thursday from the Boathouse or Farm Stand, it will be available to pick up on Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Farm Stand in the Grange. Unclaimed shares will be donated to the local food pantry on Wednesday, so if you miss the Saturday pick up, please email us at farm@willowsfordfarm.com to schedule an alternative pick up time.

Connect With Us : Join us for one of our upcoming programs or volunteer alongside us. Visit the Conservancy Events, Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Eat well, be well,
– The Willowsford Farm Team

Storage Tips for Farmer’s Choice!

Did you know that your refrigerator uses a dehydration process to keep everything fresh? This is why your¬†crisper drawer¬†is the star of the produce show! Keeping your crisper drawer (set to “vegetables” if needed) airtight will help keep your Farmer’s Choice fresher for longer. For this week’s share, we recommend keeping everything airtight in that crisper drawer, even the greens! Our go-to for using up share contents before your next fulfillment is a stir-fry. It’s an easy and fun way to use more veggies and clean out your fridge!

Farmer’s Choice CSA Box

 

THE SUMMER SHARE THIS WEEK ((June 29/30 July 1):
Broccoli or broccolini, carrots, chinese cabbage, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic chives, blueberries, onions, yellow zucchini and cherry tomatoes!POSSIBILITIES FOR THE SHARE NEXT WEEK:
There is no share next week for the Fourth of July Hiatus!

Flower Bouquets

THE BOUQUET THIS WEEK:
Enjoy your share!!Get MORE out of your bouquet!

  1. Start with a clean vessel. I sanitize mine with a splash of bleach and a good scrub and then rinse it out well.
  2. Fill the vessel with fresh water about ¬†‚Öď of the way full. The more water you put in the more contact with the stems means more opportunity for bacteria to grow, so we recommend filling to ‚Öď and changing water frequently
  3. Snip the ends of your flowers at an angle with a sharp pair of scissors or pruners.
  4. Do not place in direct sunlight.
  5. Change the water in the vase every other day and give the stems a fresh snip. Bacteria clog the stems of the flower and cause them to fade more quickly. Fresh, clean water and a fresh cut on the ends will help the flowers continue to be able to drink and last longer!
  6. Let the bouquet evolve! Some flowers are more ephemeral than others and we encourage our members to pull those blooms out of the bouquet once they fade but to continue to enjoy the other blooms and foliage that last longer.

This Week’s Recipe

Don’t know how to use yellow zucchini? We’ve got you covered! Cooking Classy offers this delicious Roasted Garlic and Parmesan¬†Yellow Zucchini recipe!

Farm Stand Happenings 

Boathouse Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
Food Truck Thursday – Taco Town

Farm Stand Open and Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 Р7 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Taco Town¬†is back at the Boathouse this Thursday July 6th from 4pm-6pm. They’ll be serving up their delicious tacos so stop by and say hi!

Photos From the Farm

Photos : This week is all about this critters! This pair of birds has taken to nesting at the Boathouse, and they aren’t quiet¬†about it! A hungry little guy resting in the plants that are hardening off outside the greenhouse. Farmer Ben doing his best Steve Irwin (RIP) impression with a black rat snake.

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