|Carrots in the upper field|
Also, I was wrong about the garlic scapes and the sugar snap peas -- we will still have some of both this week, though not huge quantities. And, finally, eggs are back! We still wish we had more to meet the demand, but until the new babies start laying, we're going to be a bit limited. Thanks for your patience!
|"Raven" summer squash|
Our second recipe is a versatile soup, easily adaptable to different seasons and ingredients. Make it with chard now, and consider serving it cold for lunch on a hot day; this fall, make it with kale and serve it hot for a nourishing appetizer. I got this recipe from an interview with cookbook author Anna Thomas on the wonderful public radio show The Splendid Table. (Basic Green Soup)
ON THE FARM:
|Not done hoeing yet...|
Unfortunately, despite its excellent soil-building and pollinator-attracting properties, the buckwheat is competing with our crops for valuable water and nutrients, so it has to go. And now that we've had several dry days in a row, we are starting to see some improvement! Hoeing in hot weather is real work, and we want to commend Laura in particular for her diligent and uncomplaining attitude. As we clear the buckwheat and other weeds from each successive bed, we can almost hear the little onions, leeks and cabbages heave a deep sigh of relief!
This week, we hope to have the following available on Wednesday and Saturday from 1pm to 6pm:
- Baby Lettuce Mix - $2.50 bag
- Beets - $2.50 bunch
- Carrots - $2.50 bunch
- Chard - $2.50 bunch
- Eggs - $5.00 dozen (limit 1 dozen per customer)
- Flowers - $2.50 bouquet
- Garlic Scapes - 25 cents each
- Kohlrabi - $1.00 each
- Lettuce - $2.50 head
- Scallions - $1.50 bunch
- Shelling Peas - $3.00 quart
- Sugar Snap Peas - $2.50 pint
- Summer Squash/Zucchini - 2 for $1.00
HOW TO FIND US:
This week, the Big Red Farmstand will be located in front of Upper House, just inside the main gate of the Lawrenceville School Campus. Our hours, as usual, will be 1pm to 6pm. Hope to see you there!