Community Supported Agriculture
Around Town - Episode 12 - Farmer Dave 2
Around Town - Episode 12 - Farmer Dave 2

Farm Notes: Around the Town

Last week I sat down with Around Town host Jim Fazio to talk about what's happening at the farm.

Farmer Dave
What's In My Share

Peak season is here! This week features corn, tomatoes, peppers, and a wide variety of nutritious and delicious greens.

Don't forget to use the swap box! It's not just for trading for your favorite vegetables. If you won't use something in the share, have a busy week and won't be able to cook everything, or just feel overwhelmed leave your extras in the swap box and they'll be donated to one of our many hunger relief partners.

Vegetable Shares
  • Corn
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Lettuce
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Swiss Chard, Arugula, or Ethiopian Kale
  • Cubanelle or Green Bell Pepper
  • Kale, Redbor, Red Russian or Tuscan
  • Slicing or Pickling Cucumber
  • Plum Tomato
  • Cherry tomato
  • Slicing tomato
  • Zucchini, Summer squash, Kousa or Patty pan
  • Herbs
  • and more!
Fruit Share
  • Nectarines
  • Cantaloupe
  • Donut Peaches
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • And possibly more depending on harvest conditions.
This is what we are planning and hoping to harvest this week.  Ultimately Mother Nature has the last word so the actual contents of your share will vary.
VEGISODE: Melon-palooza!

In this VEGISODEā„¢, Stacey talks you through using melons. She goes over how to slice them, how to freeze them, and several mouth watering and refreshing ideas for serving, including:

-Simple toppings for sliced melon
-Melon Jam
-Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette
-Melon Salsa
-Pickled Melon Balls
-White Pizza with Cantaloupe, Prosciutto and Balsamic Glaze
-Watermelon and Cucumber Salad 
Try These Recipes From Our Blog
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These videos are designed to help you make the most of your CSA share with tips on storing, preparing and preserving your veggies.  

Peach Add-ons are Here !

Sweet, juicy peaches are at their peak for eating, canning, freezing, jam, pies and cobblers.  Grab some jalapenos below and make some spicy peach jam!  
Don't wait to long, the season is short! 
Need ideas?

Add-on Order Deadlines

Pick-up Day
Add-on Order Cut-off
Sunday - Noon
Sunday - Noon
Monday - Noon
Tuesday - Noon
Wednesday - Noon

All orders must be placed online before your order deadline listed above. If you are even a minute late CSAware (our ordering system) will attach the order to the next week's share. Please double-check the time before completing your order.

If you are having trouble placing an order online, make sure you are logged into your account. If you don't know your log-in information, send us an email, and we will send you an invitation to reset your password or create your account. Creating an account on the spot won't help; it needs to be the same account that is connected to your CSA shares.

CSAware will ask that you attach your order to a share. If you don't have a current share, you cannot purchase add-ons. If you attach your order to a share that is not activate it will not be sent to you.

If you do not pick up your add-on order, it will be donated or distributed, we do not offer
refunds for missed add-ons.

Pick-Your-Own Apples Beginning Labor Day Weekend!
We are excited to announce Pick-Your-Own Apples will be beginning at both our Dracut and Westford locations:  

Farmer Dave's 
437 Parker Road, Dracut

Farmer Dave's at Hill's Orchard
4 Hunt Road, Westford

Your CSA member benefits include 25% off PYO apples as well as one free 1/2 peck of apples per CSA membership for the 2018 PYO season. 

We would love our CSA members to come and see their farm!

Farmer Dave's picking guidelines apply.
Please check our website below for picking conditions and times.
School tours are beginning in September!  School tours include apple and/or pumpkin picking along with a hayride through our orchard and fields in both Dracut and Westford.  Contact us for rates, days and times.
Group tours are also available.

School Tours at Farmer Dave's!
School Tours at Farmer Dave's!

Groundwork Share-a-Share
Thanks to generous donations by you (our CSA Members) to the Groundwork Share-a-Share fund, we were able to subsidize the cost of shares in 2017 for over 30 individuals and families, as well as shares for local food pantries.  
Please consider helping us in our efforts to make the CSA accessible to more families by donating to Groundwork Share-a-Share.