Putting the Brass in Brassicas

Greetings from the Farm,We’re heading into week two of the 2023 Summer CSA, and we’ve got a few notes for this week!

This Weeks Cycle: The Online Farm Store is open for business! We’re getting back into the groove of the CSA, which means the ordering cycle is now in effect.¬†Place your order between Thursday May 25th and Sunday May 28th¬†by 12pm for fulfillment on June 1/2/3.¬†

Quality Control¬†: If you purchased asparagus a la carte, you will be receiving¬†a refund this weekend. Due to quality concerns, Lancaster Farms was unable to deliver our order so sadly that means we can’t fulfill our orders to you. You should receive an email from Barn2Door in the coming days that your refund has been processed.¬†

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.

Travelling this Summer?: Please let us know!! The farther in advance the better, we are happy to make adjustments to your pick up or delivery. We’d also like to politely remind folks that most last minute adjustments can be accommodated, but we do appreciate timely notice¬†for need of changes to your schedule.¬†

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

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Highlights This Week


Willowsford Farm Eggs
Willowsford Farm Eggs
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Daikon Radish
Daikon Radish
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Ayrshire Farms Beef Box
Ayrshire Farms Beef Box
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Organic Spinach
Organic Spinach
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Bok Choy
Bok Choy
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Multigrain Bread
Multigrain Bread
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2023 Summer CSA

The Online Farm Store will be open this week for the THIRD distribution of the 2023 Summer CSA!!REMINDER: If you signed up for an Every Other Week Share, you were assigned your A Week/B Week grouping . Please check your inbox to confirm your fulfillment dates.

Are you travelling this Summer? Let us know! We are happy to make adjustments to your fulfillment schedule as needed. 
If you have any questions about the 2023 Summer CSA please email us at farm@willowsfordfarm.com

Farmer’s Choice CSA Box

 

THE SUMMER SHARE THIS WEEK (May 25/26/27):
Red radishes, Hakurei turnips, chard, daikon radish, microgreens, spinach, chives, transitional scallions (Lancaster Farms), romaine lettuce (Lancaster Farms) and maybe Evercrsip apples (Beechwood Orchards)POSSIBILITIES FOR THE SHARE NEXT WEEK (June 1/2/3):
Red head lettuce, green kale, spinach, daikon radish, chives, garlic chives, red radishes, carrots and salad turnips!

Flower Bouquets

THE BOUQUET THIS WEEK:
Bachelor Buttons, Sweet pea, Ranunculus , Anemone, Icelandic Poppy, Orlaya, SnapdragonsGet 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.

Scallions Two Ways
Scallions are a delicious way to get more greens in your life! Try Pa Muchim, a korean scallion salad from Korean Bapsang
If that’s not your thing, Daily Yum offers these Sweet Potato Fritters with scallion!

Farm Stand Happenings 

Boathouse Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
Farm Stand Open and Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 Р7 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Coming soon….a new food truck will be making an appearance¬†at the Farm Stand and the Boathouse! We’re in the process of confirming their availability, but soon you’ll have the the opportunity to taste some “knock-your-socks off” bites! *hint hint*

Photos From the Farm

Photos : The Farm Stand is open! Come check out some of our new offerings, pictured below! We’ve also got a close up of the delicious green garlic grown here on the Farm. Farmer Eric leading a Wagon Ride tour, we have Farm Tours the third Saturday of the month during the Summer season, join us!

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