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E-newsletter – July 19, 2022

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Expensive Buddies of the Farm,

Produce: That is week 7 out of an 18 week season. Your luggage will comprise carrots, radishes, white onions, cucumbers, squash, broccoli, inexperienced beans, and muskmelon.

Fruit: It is a fruit week for the fruit share members. You’ll be getting Rainier cherries.

Closing Funds: Closing produce funds are due the primary of September. Statements will exit no later than the top of subsequent week. When you’ve got made preparations with us to make month-to-month funds, please proceed to take action. Produce won’t be delivered if ultimate charges aren’t paid by August 1st. A $25 late charge will probably be added to your account and produce deliveries won’t resume till all charges are paid in full. Please bear in mind, you’re supporting a neighborhood farm so we will keep in enterprise. The climate controls all the pieces we do!

A CSA membership is non- rerefundable and all charges are due regardless how the season seems.

Cucumbers: A lot of chances are you’ll be questioning why we’re including pickling cucumbers to your shares. There’s a twofold reply to this! To start with our first few plantings of all crops have been blown out by the wind final Could. Only a few vegetation survived the fixed howling wind. As an alternative of plowing these these below, we saved them. We do not need sufficient slicing cucumbers (those you’re used to getting within the grocery retailer) for everybody to get a lot. We’re including the pickling cucumbers to complement this.

My grandmother had a half acre backyard. Completely different relations would assist her can produce for the winter. Everybody would go house with one thing, leaving Grandma with 100% of what she wanted for the winter. When it got here to cucumbers, Grandma would solely develop one selection, pickles, and we ate them uncooked in addition to pickled. I don’t usually eat slicing cucumbers due to this. They only don’t style just like the cucumbers I grew up with!

Muskmelon: Many individuals have no idea the distinction between muskmelon and cantaloupe. However there’s a huge distinction, and you will take pleasure in each chunk of it! Muskmelon have the identical style as a cantaloupe however they’re stronger and sweeter with a slight “musky” style. The upper the sugar content material, the earlier the melon must be eaten and the explanation you don’t see them on grocery retailer cabinets.

Muskmelon have been initially grown in Egypt alongside the Nile River. They love sandy soil, sizzling days, cool nights and a great deal of water. We offer that atmosphere for them right here on the farm. (This farm may be very sandy as a result of we have been on the borderline of the Mud Bowl. In some locations on the farm the bottom stage rose three toes…in others we misplaced floor!) Muskmelon has the identical netting as their cousin however have ridges that run from high to backside. Trace: They’re finest eaten at room temperature. If you happen to like them chilled, minimize them open and allow them to sit for ten minutes. Like a superb wine, they should breath to reinforce their taste.

Additionally, try the newspaper article under written about our first 12 months. And sure, I had a mullet and cherished it!

The Monroe’s


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