Welcome to week two of veggies! Week one is always a whirlwind on the farm. It takes a lot of energy and brain power to find all of our supplies, train all the new folks and coordinate 285 (or so) folks for a veggie hand off! But we did it! With only a handful of mistakes, thanks to all for you patience! Jed and I even got to leave the farm! Jed was able to go to the Downtown Jackson sites while training our new truck driver, Ellen and the new site hosts Ollie and Nora. Dale was able to go to Wilson to train site host Kristi also! It was great to see many of you! Week two is feeling much more smooth, and soon we will be on auto pilot!
Speaking of site hosts...Ollie, Nora, Kristi, Sue and Brianna are all here to help you! Please ask them any questions you may have about the farm or your veggies! If they don't know the answer, they will write down the question and I will get back to you! They also know how to cook lots of veggies (it is in their job description!) 4 out of 5 of them have worked many hours in the garden, and are familiar with how tons of things happen on the farm. We also need one more site host in Wilson, he or she would get a half a share for their time. If you know anyone who would like more info please send them my way!
The garden is growing wonderfully right now. The heat of last week really helped many of the crops double in size! Last Monday (6/6) the salad mix was not big enough to cut. This Monday we harvested over 220 pounds from a single bed!
The feedback (so far) on the new newsletter format has been positive. Let me know if you have any opinions you want to share! And send me your recipes! I am really excited to have a way for everyone to access them!
The cooking show!!! "Just Picked, Cooking Through a CSA" How cool is that!? I hope you watched it. We spent Sunday as a family cooking the bok choy recipe. The kids were into it! Arden (the filmmaker) has been a shareholder for some years now. Chef Eric is one of our market customers. We feel very honored that their creativity and skills overlap with what we do. They are going to travel around this summer visiting Cosmic Apple and other farms. I'm confident there will be some of the same veggies we grow, and I'm looking forward to seeing some other local farms! I will share the links to the shows as I receive them. Here is the link to Foodterra's Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UClDBu8d7TYx1Ch-IdMfQFDQ
Find recipes for this weeks share here: www.cosmicapple.com/recipes.html
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
Wash Your veggies!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market is Fridays 9-1. The People's Market starts 6/15 from 4-7pm! Jackson Satuday markets start 7/9.