Quick – it’s 5 in the afternoon, you just got home from work (wouldn’t that be nice), and you need to make a quick dinner. Sausage and greens to the rescue! You can get both here on the farm on Monday. Jeff is coming down with lots of meat, including quite the sausage spread. Every time I look at his inventory list, there’s a new one I haven’t tried yet. Smoked tomato and herb? Yes, please – put me down for 2 kind sir. Email him with your order directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have almost as much variety for greens this week – we’re picking arugula (finally!), swiss chard, 5 varieties of kale, tokyo bekana (cooked or raw, equally as delicious), perpetual spinach, and salad turnips, whose greens are just as good as the roots in my opinion. Plus we’re finally well stocked with lettuce and should be for a while with the 400 heads we planted this morning. I’m even getting my salad spinner out to offer a salad mix or two this week (scroll all the way down on our ordering page to find them).
Other items of note this week:
-If you haven’t got a flower bouquet from April, you’re missing out. They’re a Monday specialty as we don’t sell them at the market or CSA. She mixes our Potter Hill flower mascots (sunflowers and marigolds) with whatever weed or herb that catches her eye. They look and smell fantastic.
-Eggplant is finally back and looking great, although limited quantities still. If half the current eggplant and pepper flowers turn into marketable fruit, we’re going to be swimming in them soon. Especially the jalapeno plants – they’re 5 feet tall and humming with pollinators.
-We just cleared the last two rows of carrots last week and already the next two rows are sizing up. They are at the baby gourmet size and tasting great. They’ll be even better once we get some cold nights!
-Same goes with the beets – we’re just starting to pick out of the next planting. They’re kind enough to share the row with carrots. It’s a nice sight (picture below) to see but would be even cooler if they grew upside down – it would be so much color!