The CSA officially started this week and the veggies are getting distributed to our members. I had the first pick-up day at my house (our Manlius satellite location) yesterday and it was great to meet so many new people who are giving the CSA model a try as well as welcoming back members from last year.
Things are really growing right along now, even though the strange weather this spring delayed many of the crops. The tomatoes in the greenhouse are growing like gangbusters! They'll be as tall as we are pretty soon. I can't wait for tomato sandwiches!
If you come out to the farm some time, you might notice that there are more hoop houses this year.
These are movable structures made of PVC pipe for the ribs of the house with special woven cloth to cover the frame that keeps bugs out, lets sun and water through, and generally creates a warmer environment for the plants.
There are two for the peppers and eggplant and eventually we'll have four put up for the broccoli and cauliflower. It's exciting to have more and more of them, since they create a really perfect environment for growing a lot of different kinds of vegetables.
Summer is in full swing now, so things are incredibly busy, but it's all going well. For you members of the CSA, I hope you enjoy your vegetables and try out some new recipes this year.
SHARE A RECIPE
As always, I'd love to hear from any of you about how you're cooking up and eating your vegetables. Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try and share some recipes that have worked well for me and other people in the CSA. I hope you're all able to enjoy your summers to the fullest! Remember to spend time together, get outside as much as you can, and eat good food. [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] All the best,
for Lucky Moon Farm