Crop Talk June 26, 2017
CSA Week 4

   How's it going so far?

   We hope you've enjoyed the first three weeks of the CSA season as much as we have. We're trying to deliver the best possible product, and we hope you'll help us do that by letting us know what we can do better. If you have suggestions, please send an email to and let us know what changes you'd like to see. Your feedback is our best chance to improve our product, so thanks in advance for helping us out.

   The allium family is well represented in this week's box: onions and garlic. They pair well with the kale -- braise them all in a little olive oil, and serve them over white beans or maybe roasted potatoes. Though we will be picking peaches for the next several weeks, you'll notice that the peaches differ from one week to the next, as different varieties ripen. And the blackberries should be ready to add to those peaches soon -- they make a great cobbler together.

Week 4 Shares Include: 1 head of garlic, 1 bag of potatoes, 1 bag of kale, 1 bag of lettuce 1 bundle of spring onions, 6 peaches.

Pick-your-own bonus: 6 peaches.

Group Site Members: 
Please remember that you must pick up your box on delivery day. All boxes contain perishable items that spoil easily, so any boxes that are not claimed within the designated pick-up window will be donated. Your host is not permitted to hold your box overnight.

Cooking with Lee  

   Long-time CSA member Lee Draznin has embarked on a blogging project this year: it's called "What Do I Do With This Box?", and the name speaks for itself. We invite all of you to join us in Lee's kitchen for the next few months, while we learn how he uses the bounty that comes to his door every week.  

Here's Lee's post from Week 3:

   "I know that my first three posts have come fairly quickly.  I was a little late getting the first published, and quickly followed with post two.  This week allows me to get more on my intended schedule.  I hope to publish on Wednesdays or Thursdays.  CSA deliveries are Tuesday through Thursday, so hopefully a more current publishing schedule will make it easier to actually use the recipes eat more of what comes in each box."

Read more here.
Learn Life Skills while Playing Games at Great Country Farms!

The same skills that you and your dog use for fetch, freestyle, and agility help you navigate everyday life challenges and situations. We’ll mix it up, while you and Fido work and play in the rich farm setting. Our workshops include:

• Canine Parkour – July 8
• Love the Leash – July 22
• Nose Work – August 12
• Silly Games – September 9

Each workshop runs from 4 – 6 p.m., with a mid-class break. If you buy a  3, 4, or 5 session punch card before your first class, the cost per session is $50. Alternatively, you may purchase individual sessions for $60.

Farm admission for one person is included in punch cards and individual session fees. Come to train, and spend the day! If you’re a Member of the Farm, please email to receive a member discount code.
For more information on our special Great Country Farms workshops, visit our  Great Country Fidos page.
Joyful Dog also offers private lessons, Training Pairs, and special events at the farm during the May through October harvest season!

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