Community Supported Agriculture
Planting apricots last spring
Farm Notes: Apricots
This week we enjoy a few delicious apricots in the fruit share. This is amazing since it has been three years since we have had an apricot harvest. The winter weather in recent years has been particularly cold. These frigid temperatures have virtually eliminated the apricot blossoms before they even had a chance to open. We only have a handful of trees and we planted another handful a couple of years ago.

Now I am wondering if we should plant several rows of apricots. Will global warming cause more extreme weather events like frigid winter temperatures? With future weather in mind how often will we expect an apricot harvest? Once every other year? Once every third year? Yet since they are ready just before the peaches and plums, and they are so delicious, I think it is worth the effort of planting more of this golden fruit.

To fruitful harvests,
Farmer Dave
Save the Date: PYO Blueberries starting July 20th

What's In My Share

This week features a growing assortment of summer favorites. Enjoy the refreshing summer flavors of fennel, peas, and green beans. And for the fruit shares we're harvesting the first stone fruits this week!

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
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Scapes!
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Swiss Chard, Kale, Napa cabbage, or Tatsoi
  • Slicing Cucumber
  • Pickling Cucumber
  • Cherry or slicing tomato
  • Kousa, Golden Zucchini, or Patty pan
  • Boston, Romaine, Green or Red leaf Lettuce
  • Pearl Onions or Scallions
  • Herbs
Fruit Share
  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberry or Raspberry (harvest dependent)
  • Apples
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 of the Week!   
Pickles, they're brine & dandy! 

In this VEGISODEā„¢, Learn the finer points of pickling as Stacey and Denise demonstrate proper pickling techniques.

Try These Recipes From Our Blog

Who wants to cook in the middle of a heat wave? Try some of these recipes from our blog and keep the stove turned off!

Check out all our Vegisodes and subscribe to be notified when timely new videos are added.
These videos are designed to help you make the most of your CSA share with tips on storing, preparing and preserving your veggies.  

Have you tried Farmer Dave's pantry line?

Made with our own produce.

Delicious new products:  Applesauce, Strawberry and Strawberry Raspberry Jam

A new batch of hot sauces: Call of the Mild and Dave's Third Degree.
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.