Hey all you shareholders!
Guess what, we got some rain!!! (I'm sure you noticed, but we're still excited.) We were starting to get worried and hooking up irrigation lines, since we had that hot, dry spell, but the fields have cooled off and gotten their feet wet, so things are looking up (literally, not looking down wiltingly...)
Sorry we haven't sent out a newsletter in a couple of weeks, I don't know what has gotten into us, call it heat stroke memory loss. The traditional summer veggies are finally coming in, so get ready for cucumber tomato salad, zucchini bread and coleslaw!
Fresh Garlic! Tomatoes
Our favorite recipe these days is a tomato with fresh basil and freshly made raw milk mozzarella. Here's a recipe for 30-minute mozzarella by Ricki Carrol - yum! 30-Minute Mozzarella
Here is a fun tidbit about what to do with all your "confusing-scary" CSA vegetables: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/confusing-scary-csa-vegetables-recipes
Other parts of the farm are busy as well: the dry spell has given us a chance to put up some hay for the winter, the goats are busy grazing the field edges (and occasionally visiting the neighbors), the pigs are rooting up poison ivy vines, and the horses are munching down the spot where our large high-tunnel will be moved to in the next few weeks. Our heritage turkeys are out on pasture in "the big house", and our standard turkeys arrived in the mail this morning!
We'll be processing our next batch of chickens on July 30, and will be offering discounts for buying them fresh, and buying in bulk - see the price list on the freezer in the farm stand!
We also will have our first lamb available in mid-August - we're selling whole lambs, so reserve one now for August or for late September!
See you soon!
Caitlin and Jesse