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Weekly Update: June 23rd


This past week has been one of notable progress and development in the garden.

Our garlic plants are beginning to produce scapes - which will almost certainly be in next weeks shares. And our zucchini plants have bright yellow flowers open every morning, being diligently pollinated by our bee labour.

It's amazing how prolific the honeybees are throughout the garden. Whether it's sage, raspberries, zucchini, tomatoes, or just clover and flowers in the paths and around the edges, we can see and hear bees everywhere.

Bok Choy

Bok Choy

For the first time this season, this week's CSA shares will include Bok Choy.

Bok Choy is a leafy green and a member of the Brassica family - so cousin of Radish, Kale, and so on. Flea beetles like to eat away at the greens of brassicas, so a few holes here and there are their artistic contribution. It can be eaten raw and fresh, but also can be braised, or cooked in stir fry or soups. It's common to see it in mixed vegetable dishes at Chinese restaurants.

Bok Choy does best in cooler weather, so you'll only see it in your share a few times and then perhaps a return in the fall when temperatures dip down again.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

This week's shares will contain a bunch of Lemon Balm, a fragrant perennial herb we've grown for a few years.

If you break the leaves open you can really get a smell and taste of the subtle citrus-like aroma they offer.

Lemon Balm can be used to make a gentle tea, and we've also found a Lemon Balm Bundt Cake recipe. We tried making it here and it was a hit with all who tried it.

Farm Stand

Now that things have stabilized in the garden and we're finding our stride, we're starting to open our farm stand throughout the week for sales. Before long you'll see new signage in our field and we'll continue to post hours of operation for our stand.

This week we're opening for farm stand sales on Thursday from 1pm - 5pm, and on Friday from 3pm - 6pm.

This Week's CSA Share

  • Head Lettuce

  • Bok Choy

  • Kale

  • Green Onion

  • Radish

  • Lemon Balm

  • Pea Shoot Microgreens

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