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Harvest Update: Week 2

Posted 6/18/2018 5:02pm by John and Aimee Good.

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New this week - garlic scapes! 
Garlic scapes are the flowering tops of the garlic plants, and are harvested before the bulbs are ready. Garlic scapes are more mild in flavor than garlic, like green garlic, very delicious, and fun to eat as well! You can grill or roast them whole, and their curly-cues are pretty and delicious!

 

Time to put on your dancing shoes, we need some rain dances for the farm! We had a lot of wind last Thursday and Friday, which dried out the fields, and the extreme heat is drying as well. We are watering the crops day and night. Running drip irrigation in the daytime, to reduce any water loss by evaporation, and overhead sprinklers in the evening. Hoping for blessings to fall from the sky again!

 

THE HARVEST

Salad mix Our special salad mix is cut from mini heads of multi-leaf (very dense) lettuces, for the best flavor, texture, crunch, and keeping quality!

Scallions - great for salad, or added near the end of a stir-fry or mixed veg. saute.

Garlic scapes - Chop finely and use just like you would garlic. Estimate 2 scapes for 1 clove for recipes. Also wonderful grilled or roasted. Check the recipe page for more ideas!

Hakurei turnips - I know these are delicious for snacking or in salads, but I am hooked on roasting them. If you have not tried it yet, do! It's delicious!

Red radishes - Did you know you can also stir-fry or roast radishes? It changes their flavor, they become more mild and juicy. And the bright pink color is great in a mixed veg. stir-fry or a dish of roasted roots!

Greens choice: Spinach, Arugula, Asian spinach

Red & White Russian Kale - this tender kale really reminds me of spinach. I love it in omelets, with pasta, and with black beans in burritos. Check the recipe page for more ideas!

Choice table: Head lettuce, bok choy, red beets

 

Coming Soon: Napa Cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash

UPICK: Strawberries, sugar snap peas! Check board for amounts. Berries are on their way out. Probably last picking, but peas are just beginning! More on the way!


 *EXTRA SHARES: Cheese, Eggs, bread shares this week!

 

COFFEE SHARES! Let me know if you may be interested in a biweekly (every other week) option. We could add that!

Coffee shares from Bake Oven Coffee Roasters!  Organically sourced & free-trade beans! Click here to Update your Membership and add the coffee share, or any of our cooperative shares: fruit, eggs, cheese and bread! Fruit begins mid-July with blueberries and peaches!

 

Some Important Links to Remember:

CSA Pickup Hours  - lists hours for all pickup sites, as well as Upick times

CSA Pickup Changes - you can login to your member account with your email address to change contact info, check your balance, make a payment, schedule a vacation hold and double pickup, switch to a different pickup day or location for a week, etc. (To permanently change your pickup location, you need to contact Aimee.)

News & Blog - Missed an email? Want to review an old one? You can find all our email posts here in our blog archive.

Recipes - Every week we post new recipes highlighting the vegetables in your share. Most recent additions will be at the top of the page, but we have quite a lot of recipes on this page, and you can search by vegetable to find many more ideas!



Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and farmer's market. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Many customers say they eat healthier, feel better, learn to cook new things, save money, and even lose weight by joining the farm. We are all connected to farming, as we are all eaters. Experience seasonal eating. Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life. Become a CSA member or visit The Good Farm at the Trexlertown Farmer's Market. Because "it's all GOOD!"

 

"Eating is an agricultural act" - Wendell Berry

8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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