This week closed out our first Deep Roots CSA season. We are thrilled with how it turned out and look forward to many more.
From Gopher Knoll Farm: onions, leeks, blueberries, jalapenos
From Highway 19 Produce: cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes and Heirloom tomatoes
From Chandler Family Farm: Israel melons, okra, eggplant
July 19th Deep Roots CSA box contents:
From Gopher Knoll Farm: Eggplant, Bell Pepper mix, Carrots
From Highway 19 Produce: Jubilee watermelons, Cherry Tomatoes, Pickles
From Chandler Family Farm: Butternut Squash, Purple Hull Peas and Isreal Melons
July 12 CSA boxes
From Gopher Knoll Farm: onions, jalapenos and blueberries
From Highway 19 Produce: Jubilee watermelons, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes
From Chandler Family Farm: celery, okra, tomatoes and Corn Cob Jelly
This week we wanted to provide the ingredients for fresh salsa and a few special treats. The celery is something new we tried this year and I am happy with how it grew. I know it needs to be larger but I now know what to change for next year. It still has good flavor, use for flavoring stews, stocks or adding to salads like chicken salad. The okra has really started to produce with the summer heat so expect it for the next two weeks. I am happy to share the Corn Cob Jelly with you as well. Use on biscuits, toast, or corn bread. Thomas and I are on vacation today, enjoying a little lake time with some family friends and we just had one of the watermelons-so good. It is mid July and so the heat has taken out most of the gardens but we still have two weeks left of this season and we will deliver. I hope you all have enjoyed this as much as we have. We are still working on Fall season plans but look forward to continuing the Deep Roots CSA and providing more fresh produce to even more local families.
July 5th CSA boxes
From Gopher Knoll Farm: Sweet Hungarian Peppers, San Marzano Tomatoes, Blueberries
From Highway 19 Produce: Green tomatoes, zucchini (large), Squash (small)
From Chandler Family Farm: Eggplant, Butternut Squash, Chard, Cream & Purple Hull Peas.
CSA boxes from June 28th
From Gopher Knoll Farm: green garlic, Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, Japanese Eggplant
From Highway 19 Produce: Zucchini, Green Zebra tomatoes, Cantaloupe & Kentucky Pole Beans
From Chandler Family Farm: lettuce, Cabbage, Kohlrabi (small), Pepper (large), Purple Hull Peas
June 21st CSA boxes:
Gopher Knoll farm: Blueberries and Yard long beans. how exciting
Highway 19 Produce: Yellow Squash, Kentucky Pole Beans and Cherry Tomatoes
Chandler Family Farm: Green Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash and Fresh cut Flower Bouquets.
We hope you enjoyed the treats this week. Summer is here, its hot and the gardens are still thriving. If you are looking for extra heirloom tomatoes Gopher Knoll is loaded with them. Or Highway 19 has an abundance of cherries or slicing tomatoes. Okra is coming and hopefully some more melons soon.
This week we have watermelons!!!!
From Gopher Knoll Farm: mint, Kale, and Onions
From Highway 19 Produce: Sugar Baby melons, Pickling Cucumbers, Mexican Zucchini and Tomatoes!
From Chandler Family Farm: Squash medley, Bell Peppers(Large) , Eggplant (small) and Dill
We hope you enjoy> your Deep Roots farmers
Boxes this week were very colorful. It is great to eat the rainbow so here ya go ;)
From Gopher Knoll Farm : Fennel (large boxes), Kohlrabi (small boxes), Carrots and Purple Potatoes
From Highway 19 Produce: Green bell Peppers, Yellow Squash, Cherry tomatoes
From Chandler Family Farm: Beets, Cabbage (red, green or savoy), Swiss Chard and Lettuce (red or green)
In the gardens we are cleaning our the old and bringing in a fresh round of plantings. Now that the rain has slowed we can get a handle on weeds and really get back to work. I hope you are enjoying the produce that is coming in your box. I apologize for not having a weekly info sheet, some week are just busier than others and I do not get much computer time in. So many good things coming soon!
May 31st, week 5 Deep Roots CSA
From Gopher Knoll Farms: French Beans, Daikon Radish and Butterhead lettuce
From Highway 19 Produce: Red Potatoes, Golden Zucchini, and Cherry tomatoes
From Chandler Family Farm: Basil (Genovese & Sweet Thai), Red Russian Kale (large), Mustard greens , and Broccoli (small)
As we inch into summer, we look forward to peppers and melons! Slicing tomatoes will be coming shortly, just waiting on some sunshine to ripen those big ones. We would love to hear feedback from you! What has been your favorite? Are you cooking more? If you could order extras from the farmers, would you? Let us know, send us recipes or pictures of dinner made with the box contents.
Please return your boxes each week so we can recycle them. Thank you for another great week! We are talking about a fall CSA. Are you interested??
We have made it through May with lots of great boxes thus far. Tomatoes are coming soon, peppers and more summer veggies soon to follow.
From Gopher Knoll Farm: green garlic, onions, fingerling potatoes
From Highway 19 Produce: yellow squash, cucumbers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes
From Chandler Family Farm: Lettuce (Romaine or Butterhead), Beets, Radish, Cabbage and Swiss Chard
Enjoy! and remember, we grow these organically. Please wash your vegetables. You may find a little bug or worm that has hitched a ride on your yummy produce. Just remove and clean your produce, eat!