Archive for June, 2016

Fern Creek CSA–Week 5

Fern Creek CSA–Week 5

0 by / on June 26, 2016, 8:13 am / in Newsletters

The longest day of the year is behind us, ushering in the first day of summer. The ripening heat of summer is here–not that we haven’t already had some interspersed with lots of June rain! We celebrated the Summer Solstice simply with a few new friends. We lit a fire in the gazebo and roasted marshmallows for S’mores while birds, […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

0 by / on June 18, 2016, 1:09 pm / in Newsletters

The Summer Solstice Summer officially starts on Monday at 5 p.m. This year the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) coincides with the rising of a full moon, which is the first time this has happened in 70 years. Take note and find a way to say farewell to spring and hello to summer. _______________________________________ The arrival of […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 3

Fern Creek CSA–Week 3

0 by / on June 12, 2016, 10:17 am / in Newsletters

What temperature fluxuation we have had! From blistering hot to cool rainy days! Mostly crops in the fields have weathered it well (“literally”–as newly-turned 6-year-old Auden would say), although the berries do not know quite how to respond. Still, we have berries for you this week, though we are nearing the end of the strawberries. I pickled scapes for the […]

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Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes

0 by / on June 8, 2016, 7:58 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation

Garlic scapes come but once a year–at the end of May or beginning of June. Scapes are the garlic’s effort to reproduce itself–pushing up a tender stalk that would bulb, flower, and spread its seed if left alone. But people seldom leave them alone. Since they are only available for a few weeks, pickling them is one way to have […]

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Icycle Radish

Fern Creek CSA Newsletter–Week 2

0 by / on June 4, 2016, 2:14 pm / in Newsletters

We had a strong start to the CSA last week–lots of big and healthy greens, great strawberries, spring onions, and a sampling of snow and snap peas. We enjoyed seeing old friends again,  meeting some of the new folks, and having some of you meet each other. Thank you again (you’ll hear this more than once!) for being part of […]

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