Conservancy Crossover

Greetings from the Farm,

We are approaching our first hiatus week (is it really that time already??) and would like to remind everyone of how hiatus weeks work for the CSA program. 1. There will be NO PICKUP OR DELIVERY the week of July 4th (July 6/7/8). 2. The Online Farm Store WILL BE CLOSED NEXT WEEK (June 29/30 and July 1). 3. The Farm Stand in the Grange WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JULY 6TH AND SATURDAY JULY 8TH.  We know that all the bold and caps may seem aggressive, but we want to make sure this information is clear and easy for you to find!

This Weeks Cycle: The Online Farm Store is open for business! We are into the groove of the CSA, which means the ordering cycle is now in effect. Place your order between Thursday June 22nd and Sunday June 25th by 12pm for fulfillment on June 29/30 and July 1. 

Secret Invasion: It’s the Conservancy Crossover Event of the Season! The Land Stewardship Team will be selling native plants at the Farm Stand TODAY, June 22nd, from 4pm-7pm. Sam has been hard at work in his native plant greenhouse and it’s time for you to enjoy the fruits if his labor! Featuring plants like…butterfly weed, purple lovegrass, bergamont and more!

Food Truck Frenzy: We have a brand new food truck today! Our brand new partner THE KNOCKOUT will be serving up delicious Puerto Rican fare at the Farm Stand in the Grange from 4pm-7pm. 

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

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Highlights This Week


Willowsford Farm Eggs
Willowsford Farm Eggs
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Escarole
Escarole
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Broccolini
Broccolini
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Cheesecake
Cheesecake
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Local Blueberries
Local Blueberries
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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 22/23/24):
Red head lettuce, broccoli, broccolini, fennel, garlic scapes, picolima cabbage, green kale, microgreens, parsley, sugar snap peas, sage and blueberries!!

POSSIBILITIES FOR THE SHARE NEXT WEEK (June 29/30 July 1):
Broccoli, carrots, chinese cabbage, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic chives, blueberries, onions and possibly cherry tomatoes!

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

We have a recipe from a CSA member to share with you this week! This comes from a Willowsford resident, Claudette, one of our Conservancy Board Leaders! When sharing this recipe, Claudette¬†said “Of all the kohlrabi recipes I‚Äôve tried over the years, this one gets the highest reviews from my kids – they loved them. And it‚Äôs SUPER easy.”

We ate them with avocado cream sauce, which was a very tasty addition! (2 parts avocado, 1 part greek yogurt, plus salt)

Thank you Claudette!! 

You can find the recipe for the Kohlrabi Fritters here.

Farm Stand Happenings 

Boathouse Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
Farm Stand Open and Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 Р7 PM
Food Truck Thursday – The Knockout
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM

¬†The Knockout is joining us for the first time at the Farm Stand in the Grange on Thursday June 22nd, 4pm-7pm. They’ll be serving up Puerto¬†Rican cuisine, so stop by to try some fun fresh flavors.¬†

Photos From the Farm

Photos : Get a sneak peak at one of our capital improvements: cold storage! The truck arrived with most of the cooler from Iowa this weekend and this photo does not do it the justice it deserves. Farmer Andy and Farmer Eric harvesting broccoli in the rain for the Farmer’s Choice share this week. A beautiful cherry tomato rainbow…coming soon to a share near¬†you!

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